Where is VY? (all things Vince Young goes here)

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by grindtime, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. JCBRAVE

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    Youre right, when I first came on to gotitans it was pretty uptight, he was one of the few guys I enjoyed chatting with.
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    It’s long been known the late Bud Adams coveted Vince Young in the 2006 NFL Draft.

    And the Titans’ owner was even willing to trade up to get his man.

    Via ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky, ex-Titans G.M. Floyd Reese recalled Thursday how badly Adams wanted Young, who had led Texas to the national title months earlier.

    “The night before he draft, [Adams] goes, ‘You gotta call New Orleans and trade up,’” Reese remembered Thursday in an interview with 104.5 FM “The Zone” in Nashville.

    The Titans held the No. 3 pick, while the Saints had the second overall choice. And as Reese recalled, Adams believed Raiders owner Al Davis had designs on trading into New Orleans’ spot.

    Reese, as the former Titans’ executive told “The Zone” on Thursday, couldn’t quite believe what he was hearing.

    “I said, ‘WHAT?’” Reese recalled.

    Adams, Reese said, insisted he check in with New Orleans and make an offer. And so the Titans’ G.M. did as he was told.

    Now it was the Saints’ turn to be surprised.

    “So I called ‘em and I said — and trading one spot — I said, ‘I need to trade with you guys, and I will give you a ‘two,’” Reese said. “They said, ‘A TWO?’ I said, ‘Yep, a two.’ They go, ‘Why?’ And I said, ‘We want that spot.’”

    Reese continued: “And he goes, ‘You know something we don’t.’ He goes, ‘We’re not going to trade.’”

    Said Reese, concluding his story: “I laughed about that forever.”

    In the end, the Saints took Reggie Bush second overall, and the Titans selected Young with the next pick. The Titans got their quarterback, and they didn’t have to give up a second-rounder.

    And now, thanks to Reese, we have quite the footnote to add to the history of the 2006 NFL Draft.



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  3. Cajun_Titan_33

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  4. GoT

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    FU Floyd!
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  5. SawdustMan

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    Wow!

    Damn Bud. I am disappoint.
  6. GOFIGURETITANS

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    The man is dead and gone. Is it really necessary to defame him?
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  7. SawdustMan

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    It's crazy how that whole draft class turned out. Most people thought Leinart and Young would both be legit. Most people though Bush was the next great thing at RB.

    Leinart and Young both turned out to be busts and made Cutler look like a HoFer. Bush was good but nowhere close to what he was hyped up to be. Williams never lived up to the first overall selection.

    I remember being so excited we landed Young AND Lendale. LOL smdh.
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    Yeah the timing of this coming to light is definitely suspect. Still, I'm glad I know the story.
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  9. Cajun_Titan_33

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    I don't think that's necessarily defaming him. Or even bad mouthing him. Why wouldn't anyone want VY after what he did for the Longhorns?
  10. corymiller

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    How exactly is anyone defaming him?