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About time, Vince

Posted on: March 9, 2008 8:44 pm
 

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young, who is attending school this semester at the University of Texas, will spend time this week in Nashville, Tenn., meeting with new offensive coordiantor Mike Heimerdinger.

Hey, not a bad idea.

What the heck is Young doing in school anyway? This is a key time in his career. He needs to be spending the off-season at the Titans' facility learning the new offense, not playing the big-man on-campus role. I'm all for a guy getting his degree, but why not take on-line classes? Why not wait until next year when he's not learning a new offense?

I can tell you there are some in the Titans organization who are a bit angered by Young's insistence on going to school. And they should be.

But at least he didn't head to South Padre Island for some fun in the sun. That's one good thing. But I think Young shouldn't be in school this semester. That degree is important, but it certainly isn't as important as what he's doing on the football field right now.

 

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Comments

Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2008 9:38 am
 

About time, Vince

 "Wow, forgive me if I find this whole conversation completely hilarious. A football player chooses to spend part of his off-season earning a college degree and we're throwing him under the bus for it? Please. Not long ago writers used to burn players for not completing their degrees and chasing the money. Could it be that (cue the intense, scary music) Vince Young has a life outside of football?"

I hink you don't understand that Vince left college early to join the NFL as his career. So now tat he has left college and has chosen NFL as his job, he needs to work as hard as he can to protect that job. Yes, he could get hurt an there is life after football but, he's getting paid more working in the field he selected to leave school early for then he would doing anything else. He's a smart guy, he's young and talentednot to mention rich. If football ever becomes something he does not want to do he could pay for college at that point.




Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2008 6:21 am
 

About time, Vince

I'm a Titans fan and this doesn't bother me in the least.  People (fans and the organization) need to get a grip on reality.  Football is at best an 8-12 year gig.  Education is lifelong.  Get off his back for thinking about the future.  Being in school isn't going hurt him.  He's using his mind.  Even during the season he doesn't only think of football.  There's a reason it's called the OFFSEASON.  It's so the players can go and do the things they want to do that they can't do during the season.  Everyone wants to pick apart Vince and see him fail.  He's a hard worker and a great guy.  He's what all young players should strive to be.  If half of the players in the NFL had the work ethic VY does the league would be all the better.  Let him be and do something more players should do. There is a reason so many players are broke a few years after retirement.  Vince is bettering himself and no one should fault him for that!




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: March 11, 2008 3:29 am
 

About time, Vince

I'm totally with you here man.  I think Vince Young played it smart and left when his stock was highest (let's face it, there was nowhere to go but down from there), got himself a huge contract, and now he can get his degree too and better secure his future.  That sounds to me like a huge amount of work ethic, and a great way to maximize his time and opportunities.  And who knows when an injury could pop up?  It could have happened at Texas...it can still happen with the Titans.  Let's secure that future while we're comfortable.

And besides, why he can't be studying whatever the new OC tosses his way too?  I'm both a full-time college student and employee, yet I still find free time.  It's all about will-power, and I think VY has shown he has that in spades.



Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2008 2:38 am
 

About time, Vince

Wow, forgive me if I find this whole conversation completely hilarious. A football player chooses to spend part of his off-season earning a college degree and we're throwing him under the bus for it? Please. Not long ago writers used to burn players for not completing their degrees and chasing the money. Could it be that (cue the intense, scary music) Vince Young has a life outside of football?

Also, whose to say that he needs to spend the whole off-season at the Titans facility? Is he incapable of reading a playbook while he's in Texas? If he had refused to meet with the Offensive Coordinator until he was done with his finals then you'd have an actual story.



Since: Oct 24, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2008 12:13 am
 

About time, Vince

He left college early to get a professional football contract. He chose to join the NFL, so now he owes it to the Titans to work as hard for them as they see fit. If school was so important, he should have stayed there.




Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2008 10:34 pm
 

About time, Vince

There is life after football you know.



FANTASY DR X
Since: Feb 25, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2008 2:50 am
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