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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitansJonne, Dec 7, 2009.
Good read there.
VY was very much known for having a bigtime 'tude problem. Glad he's changed so much.
It's always harder to hate teams with higher class peeps on the field or sidelines.
(I could not bring myself to hate the Colts while Tony D. was at the helm for example...now I can freely loathe them...yay!)
Hopefully this will continue to up his game as well; will be glad to see him succeed. And I don't even like UT football :ha:
i knew vy was a bit arrogant, but i think alot of it was misunderstood. like his famous can't nobody tell me nothing. I mean did you hear the question. They asked him something like is he wrong for predicting wins and he said no can't nobody tell me nothing. That was the same vince who said in 06 that it's not all vince, it everybody. So i think he wasn't too arrogannt. Just confident.
I equate it more to maturity. He really was never pushed (athletically speaking) at any other level before the NFL, so he did have the sense of being "anointed" when he first turned pro. When Fisher did not bring him back from injury (or even involve him in the offense at all) during last years' run I believe it forced him to realize that he is not indispensable. I also think that the addition of CJ takes a bit of the load off of him. Finally, McNair's passing, and the manner in which it occurred, likely served as a very strong "wake up and grow up" call to him.
At any rate, it is good to see him performing so well. I will be very interested to see how he handles next week (coming off of a loss) and how he handles true adversity, which he has not done this season yet (at 0-6, there really is nothing to lose). I reserve my final judgement (for what it is worth) until after I see this.
I agree though...very good read.
Someone should inform Scoop that the 9 fingers was for "9 wins in a row", not Steve.
And since when did John Clayton become a notorious Vince Young hater?
I grew up reading SLAM magazine, and I think he was the Editor. They need to relegate him to basketball only assignments, where he excels at.
Are you kidding?
:hmm: i think it was for steve lol, right before he put up 9, he punded his chest and pointed up for steve. One poster has it as his signature, go look for it
In an interview before the colts game Vince said that he thought of Steve as soon as the catch was made.
^I'm sure Vince can't go a day without thinking of Pops.
I liked the article only because it's one giving Vince some credit. I agree with another member here that said something along the lines of Vince being more misunderstood than arrogant. When you don't know someone closely its easy to mistake their confidence for immaturity and arrogance. I know plenty of athletes that fall into this category, just not one as famous as Vince. So it became easy for critics to start disliking him.
Interesting take. but Young has been through adversity before. So I don't buy that he is any different than he was before sitting down. Same guy to me. Same Confidence. It's confidence when your winning. It's arrogance when your on the bench. The media plays this how they want to play it. Vince Young is what the media makes him into. But right now, that's a good thing. They love VY.
Strip away all the media layers that have been painted on and I think you have a normal guy off the field, and a self confident player who wants to win football games on the field. That's the combination I was looking for in a qb.
I think the writer is right about one thing. The qb position is evolving and option qbs will get their shot soon.