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[VYoung] Read it and weep, Texan fans...

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by giddyup, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. giddyup

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    http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20061225/3044868.asp

    COMMENTARY
    Young turns critics into believers
    By BUCKY GLEASON

    12/25/2006

    Nobody had to convince LenDale White the guy was for real. He's been a believer since last January, when he stood helplessly on the sideline and watched Vince Young torch his Southern California team for 267 yards passing and 200 yards rushing in the Rose Bowl while leading Texas to the national championship.
    It was among the greatest big-game performances in college football history. Young had three touchdowns that game, including an 8-yard scramble with 19 seconds remaining to cap the winning drive and a 41-38 victory over Southern California. The only thing that left White, now Young's Tennessee Titans teammate, more stunned was the ridiculous criticism of Young that followed.

    Scouts moaned about his arm, complained that he relied too much on his legs to become a successful NFL quarterback. He bombed the Wonderlic test, which is designed to somehow measure players' intelligence. It looks like the real dummies were his hometown Houston Texans, who passed on him with the first pick overall.

    "Going into the draft, everybody said he couldn't throw," White said Sunday. "They said Matt Leinart would be better. They said Jay Cutler would be better. Vince drops back and throws the ball as well as anybody. Anybody who doubted Vince Young needs to open their eyes and realize he's for real."

    Yeah, he's for real.

    You don't hear anybody whining about Young's awkward throwing motion or low test scores nowadays. The only score that matters to the Titans is the one at the end of the game. Young has won six straight games and eight of his past 10 starts. He hasn't just passed the true test of a QB. He's become valedictorian and president of the NFL Draft Class of 2006.

    "The sky is the limit for Vince Young," White said. "He should definitely be the rookie of the year. There should be nobody competing with that. We find a way to win, and usually it's because of him and how gifted he is."

    Young helped the Titans win their fifth straight game by seven points or less, this time a 30-29 victory over the Buffalo Bills. It would have been ludicrous after the Titans lost their first five games to suggest they would be in playoff contention going into the final week of the season, but Young has turned everybody into believers.

    The rookie's latest step toward greatness was a performance that justified the price of admission even if it meant a disappointing exit for a Christmas Eve crowd at The Ralph.

    All anybody needed to see Sunday was the play Young made on the Titans' last play of the first half, a sign of a quarterback coming of age.

    The Titans faced fourth-and-2 with 14 seconds remaining on the Bills' 36-yard line, a distance Buffalo would ultimately confirm too long for a field-goal attempt into a fierce wind. Young rolled left, looked long, pumped and began a memorable journey through the Bills' defense.

    Once he was in the secondary, you knew he was gone. He sliced through the middle behind three blockers, cut right, back left and breezed into the end zone. If it seemed like he had done that before, well, he had. Two weeks earlier, he abandoned the pocket in overtime and raced 39 yards for the winning score to beat the Texans, reopening a deep wound in Houston.

    "He's like a man among boys whenever he uses his speed," receiver Brandon Jones said. "Every week, he does something amazing. I can't believe some of the things he does. It's great to have a quarterback you can revolve around because you know he's going to make something happen."

    Young didn't just hurt the Bills with his legs. He completed 13 of 20 passes for 183 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He threw a 32-yard strike to Jones into a stiff wind in the second quarter, which set up a field goal. He made a tight, third-down throw on the final drive while methodically directing the Titans to the winning kick.

    The threat of him leaving the pocket opened up the running game for Travis Henry when Tennessee needed it most. All told, Young didn't look like a runner who happened to play quarterback. He looked like a quarterback with the ability to run. He did what was required to win.

    "I'm a quarterback," he said. "Anybody who says that I'm not, I don't care. All that matters to me is that I'm moving the ball down the field. At the end of the four quarters, and you see 0:00, that's all that matters to me."

    The critics had it completely backward. Young is not Michael Vick, as some feared. He's more like another great passer blessed with similar mobility, a guy once known for his legs who entered the Hall of Fame with his arm and his head.

    Yes, he looked like Steve Young.
     
  2. DonnyMost

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    I read it.

    I'm not weeping.

    In fact, I don't give a sh*t.
     
  3. DwangBoy

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    maybe cus you like men.. b/c vince young is great. and i weep and wish we had him.
     
  4. Mr. Clutch

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    Wrong forum.

    By the way I wanted Reggie Bush, but I'm not making obnoxious posts about his performance last week.
     
  5. slowmustang

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    boo hoo....happy?
     
  6. Major Malcontent

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    Let me get this straight. Fawning over Vince Young on a DAILY basis. Getting as cuddly with his jockstrap as humanly possible, and making 1.3 billion posts per week bemoaning the fact your hometown team didn't select him is an indication of HETEROSEXUALITY.

    All those haters are gay! Right Vince baby.....Want me to rub your back again, Vince?
     
  7. superden

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    So much bitterness, so much hate. We know the Texans made a mistake not taking him. This will haunt us for a very very long time. Down with Texans management!
     
  8. geegee1337

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    I read it.

    I'm not weeping.

    In fact, I don't give a sh*t.
     
  9. ima_drummer2k

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    Read it.

    Don't care.


    EDIT: I actually lied. I didn't read it. But that's only because I don't care.
     
    #9 ima_drummer2k, Dec 25, 2006
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  10. Luckyazn

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    The TEXANS FKEDup!
     
  11. Kam

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    Read it.

    Texans didn't choose Vince.

    It's unfortunate.

    We are now in December. We are a long way from April 06.

    I can turn the page.
     
  12. H-Town Info

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    u shouldn't even remotely allow to post in the texans forum if u only like err... love to bash the team.
     
  13. Joshfast

    Joshfast "We're all gonna die" - Billy Sole
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    lock and ban.
     
  14. bplld

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    Whoever runs this forum clearly only looks at it once a year. How bout ****in monitorin threads Castor27. We gonna have threads about Vince YOung and Bush in here for the next 20 years?
     
  15. Lil Francis

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    The Bush talk may calm down in a year or 2 since he is in the NFC but the VY talk will never die down since he is in the same division and is from H-Town. If anything it will get worst because he's on his way to be a superstar.
     
  16. jtotheb

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    In before inevitable and well-deserved lock.
     
  17. Franchise2001

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    Oh no!!!! There won't ever be any more good quarterbacks available in the future!!!! Vince is fun to watch, he's ridiculously good, but he's not our and I'm over it.

    Texans running through the Colts is our turning point in the franchise... book it
     
  18. A_3PO

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    I've always compared him more to Steve Young than anyone else, including Vick. I doubt any QB in history will ever be able to run like Michael Vick. VY must be a successful passer who uses his legs as a secondary weapon, just like Steve Young. If he ever develops into the passer Steve Young was, Vince will be off the charts because he can run much better. I think Montana was greater, but Steve Young was the prototypical QB who could do it all. Perhaps Vince can take the model a step further. We'll see.
     
  19. Luckyazn

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    I heard only "white" QB wins superbowl
     
  20. Cohen

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    :rolleyes:

    giddy started this thread... who are you?
     

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