Vince Young vs Steve McNair

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by DCtitan49, Apr 16, 2007.

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  1. DCtitan49

    DCtitan49 Guest

    Vince Young vs Steve McNair

    Battle of The Century

    Gangsta vs Old School

    Titan vs Raven

    The Rules: We will take Vince Youngs rookie year, and match it up with Steve McNair's FIRST "full starting" year(1997 Oilers) . Vince will start with a 1 point advantage because he did so well his rookie year and doesnt have any other years to use.

    Catagories: Passing Yards, Rushing Yards, Passing Touchdowns, Rushing Touchdowns, Interceptions, QB Rating, Completion %, Win %, and Fumbles Lost.

    McNair (97) Passing Yds 2665
    Rushing Yds 674
    Pasing TD's 14
    Rushing TD's 8
    Interceptions 13
    Rating 70.4 Completion % 52.0
    Win % .500 Fumbles Lost 5

    Pass Yds 2199
    Rush Yds 552
    Pass Tds 12
    Rush Tds 7
    Interception 13
    Rating 66.7
    Completion % 51.5
    Win % .615
    Fumbles Lost 3

    Final Score


    The point of this post wasnt to show how much better McNair was then Young but to show how close theyre stats were last season, if Young is anywhere near as good as McNair was in his prime, which means an MVP candidate, we have a bright future as titans fans,

    What do you guys think of these statistics, are they fun to look at but dont really mean anything, or is this showing flashes of what Young will shortly become?
  2. RyansTitans

    RyansTitans Guest


    Just because he was my all time favorite player. And even tho Young is our guy now I cant forget about Steve

    McNair 1
    Young 1
  3. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro


    Just being young makes someone a "gangsta" now? Or did you have a brain cramp and thought you were on a pacman thread?

    I have brought up mcnair's 97 and 98 stats many times in the past to illustrate what a fine player he always was. It's a shame it took until 2002 for people to fully realize that.

    The numbers certainly are similar on a season and per game basis. While young is glorified to the max for his accomplishments mcnair was never given credit for what he did as an over all player while doing the same things..

    From 98-2000 mcnair had an average passing rating of 80 and averaged over 30 yards rushing per game. Those are very solid numbers and he led his team to back to back 13-3 records. Still didn't get consideration for a pro bowl..
  4. RyansTitans

    RyansTitans Guest

    Ok so who do u pick
  5. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    something that proves is you dont get better while sitting on the bench.
  6. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

    A toss up..

    Too similar to choose. I would call it even but if i had to choose i say mcnair. Young had more loud plays that made the highlights on espn, but mcnair was more solid on a down by down basis and had the better TD-int ratio.

    Mcnair ran for an amazing 50 first downs in 97. 50! I think that is the second best all time for a QB to vick's 55 last year.. Young had 31 FDs.

    When we discuss these things we have to give vick his props. Over 1000 yards rushing with 55 FDs is awesome.
  7. Riverman

    Riverman That may be.... Tip Jar Donor

    McNair had a better support staff than Young. I can't tell anything in one season of Young. We'll see what happens.
  8. DCtitan49

    DCtitan49 Guest

    good point, he did have a better support staff, didnt think about that.
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  10. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Crap the booze out.

    Vince's potential is far greater than McNair's ever was. we'll see how that pans out though.
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