Still not sold on Vince Young????

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Sta-Chisle, Jan 8, 2006.

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  1. Fry

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    carson palmer tore his acl standing in the pocket. troy aikman had to retire because he got a serious amount of concusions, as did steve young.

    vince young has never missed a game due to injury in his career.
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    because if you've ever watched a vandy game you would realize how bad they suck year in and out. vince's 4th string wideout with athletes foot and a pulled hammy would be better than cutlers 1st string.

    titans 2008.."2. Can he make the throws ? (the jury is still out, but he has impressive zip. You don't see Texas throwing many deep balls though)"

    how many quarterbacks trying to get into the league would be drafted if this was one of the first things said when describing them.
    he has no zip... even the 8-10 yard curls look like he underhand tosses them.

    after all that, i'm not against the guy. he has more talent at the posistion than anyone i've ever seen. he could be great... but do you want to spend the 3rd pick in the draft on someone who has to use shotgun because he cant read defense and he has a 'slight' flaw of not being able to throw the ball well? too big of a risk if you ask me.

    bet we draft him if he's there though
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  3. Sta-Chisle

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    I agree. I wouldn't be mad if we took him, it just makes me nervous that's all.
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  4. Fry

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    that's what the ravens said about kyle boller.
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    How does using the shotgun (which Texas was using before Young anyways iirc) equate to not being able to read defenses ?

    You say he doesn't display zip... I say that he threw the ball with touch. He wasn't trying to impress scouts. He was trying to win a football game. That's the kind of player I want.

    The ball was fast enough that USC couldn't get near it. And believe me, as bad as you think that USC defense was, it will turn out 7 or 8 NFL players with 1-3 first rounders.
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    I believe they said that Tom Brady didn't throw with enough "zip" also, even though he put up great numbers at Michigan.
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    just because you can see the field easier... he couldnt read it in the first place, his coach almost sat him mid season because he was struggling reading defense. granted, the kid runs like a gazelle... but that doesnt always fly in the NFL. i'd rather have a pass first kind of guy that runs when he HAS to than the other way around. saves injuries to the qb. ask steve if he wishes he had stayed in the pocket more a few years back
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    mcnair ran mostly shotgun in college, as did leftwich.
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  9. Sta-Chisle

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    I just looked at the Vince Young Highlight tape from TitanJeff and I think I may have been wrong. Young has more arm and pocket skills than I thought. I'm cool if we draft him. I think i'd prefer him after the highlight tape. You might want to check it out.
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    mcnair also set numreous passing and all-purpose records.

    he might be great in the pro's... just too risky the 3rd draft pick when floyd and jeff's jobs may be on the line.

    you say potato...
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