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Vince Young stands by 'Dream Team' comments

Posted on: August 24, 2011 9:39 am
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Vince Young seems destined for the spotlight, no matter the uniform he wears, his station on the depth chart, the state of his relationship with fans and media, or how well he might be playing at the time.

As it stands Young, the Titans' 2006 first-round pick, is now Michael Vick's backup in Philadelphia. And through several weeks of practice and two preseason games, the most memorable thing he's done is utter those infamous words: "Dream Team," in reference to the 2011 Eagles.

Even though Young's initial observations were slightly more nuanced than "We're just like the 1992 US Olympic Basketball Team! Y'all all might as well not even show up come game time!" such comments -- right or wrong -- can take on a life of their own.

And that's exactly what happened.

Now, nearly a month later, Young says he has no regrets about letting those words escape his lips, even though he said remarks were taken out of context. "That's pretty much how it goes with Vince Young," Young said Monday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "My words always get taken out of context. … "That's just how I feel. I don't care what nobody else says, that's how I feel about the guys here. … You can't tell me not what to say."

This is true, we can't tell Young what to say. And in the scheme of things, there really isn't much here. If Kevin Kolb had made those comments as Michael Vick's backup, reporters would've had a good chuckle and continued with what they were doing, probably not even thinking it was worth scribbling it in their notebooks.

Head coach Andy Reid boiled it down nicely. "The bottom line is you got to go play," he said. "And so if he's feeling the dream then he can do his little dream thing. Personally, I like Vince Young. I really like him. I like the way he's handling himself and doing the things he's doing."

Defensive end Trent Cole thinks the team will have a target on its back heading into the season not so much because of Young's remarks, but because the Eagles have such a talented roster.

"We are going to be a huge target," he told ESPN's Colin Cowherd, according to Sports Radio Interviews. I think we got a great team. We are going to cause a scene because I am very confident about what we have here this year."

Which is pretty much what Young was saying … except he made the mistake of including those two little words.

"It's just basically what I mean," Young said. "We do have some really talented guys, and I feel like if we continue to keep working and taking care of our responsibilities and finish like a team like we want to finish, I feel like that's pretty much how I called it. How everybody want to take it, that's how everybody is going to take it."

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Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:52 pm

Vince Young stands by 'Dream Team' comments

The title of this article should be "Vince Young is an idiot".

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:24 pm

Vince Young stands by 'Dream Team' comments

Vince, you're the back-up QB.  Shut up, and leave the trash talking to the starters.

Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:24 am

Vince Young stands by 'Dream Team' comments

Vince Young would be the boogie man in this dream.  These guys better pray that Vick stays healthy.

Since: Aug 29, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:05 am

Vince Young stands by 'Dream Team' comments

I hope the Eagle"s "dream" turns into a nightmare quick!  If Vince Young has to play at all this season, that would be a nightmare.

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