Just curious, Omni, but what do you liek about VY? He scares me, quite honestly. Seemed to me like he quit on his team when he got benched and besides that, he never has been overly accurate. Kinda like a more mobile, less-accurate McNabb, which was frustrating enough as it was last year.
I totally understand why you would be worried if we pick him up. In fact, I would have some reservations about it myself. This is more of, if the price is right wish. I do think he may have a future if he gets his head on straight. I know that Titans plan to cut him, but I would even give a low draft pick to secure his services.
If he is acquired, I believe everyone would have a love, hate, love relationship with him.
Career record of 31-18 (I think this is right)
Last year before he was benched/injured in the Skins game he had a 98.6 QB rating. Now that was with only 10 touchdowns in 11 games. Very Campbellish. However, outside of Chris Johnson, has he had any reliable weapons? Kenny Britt is better than anything we have had, but only shows up when he wants to. No TEs to throw to. Nate Washington has been a nice receiver.
We do not have great receivers either. If Moss is resigned, that would give him the best, most consistent receiver he has worked with. Armstrong is alright and Cooley will be a solid target. Hopefully Leonard Hankerson can fill that 'Andre Johnson' void for us.
With our terrible o-line situation, he is someone that can get out and run. Beck, Orton, Grossman, Hasselbeck, etc. cannot. He has great athletic ability. His release is fairly quick. If you watch some of the Youtube highlight vids, he can put the ball into some amazing spaces. However, there are times were he is very inaccurate as well.
Completion % the past two years has only been 59.6 and 58.7. Pretty poor. But, I think that would improve marginally. This is probably his biggest problem. Many Titans fans believe that he could be better in this area if he had some decent weapons.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that our offensive system is better than anything the Titans have ran in recent years. Hopefully the Shanny's can treat him better than Fisher. Titans fans were always complaining about him pulling Vince in and out of games, and ruining consistency.
A lot of this is reminiscent of McNabb, but according to Fisher, Young is very coachable. McNabb is set in his ways. I always go back to how much Plummer improved when he went to the Broncos. It was like night and day. I think the same could happen here. The key word is 'could’.
From the Titans website:
• Has engineered 11 career game-winning performances, leading his team to victory after a fourth-quarter deficit or tie, including six times in 2009. (One was a 99 yard drive against the Cardinals).
• Started the final 10 games of the 2009 season, leading the team to an 8-2 finish after the club began the campaign 0-6. Named to the Pro Bowl after completing 152 of 259 passes for 1,879 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions for a career-high 82.8 passer rating.
Recent quotes from Jeff Fischer. He does not need to say these things. Also he is good friends with Shanny: from: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2011/07/former-titans-coach-jeff-fisher-believes-qb-vince-young-will-learn-from-mistakes/1
• Keep in mind, he won a lot of games for our organization and led us to the playoffs
• He's certainly got a great deal of ability, and he's a rare athlete, and he's a good teammate. And hopefully he can learn from this experience and get that (next) opportunity
• A lot of the really good quarterbacks had a defining moment, you know where it just got hard on 'em -- it just gets hard -- and I think that's what happened with Vince
• I think he had a defining moment, and it just became overwhelming to him. And I know he's had a chance to step away from it now, and I know he's one that learns from mistakes. If given the opportunity, he'll learn from this past one
I don't think VY is a savior of any kind. But, I think he can hold the spot a lot better than any other available QB right now. We wouldn’t be forced to draft a QB next year, but we could if we wanted to. I think you still pick up a QB in the next draft, but you do not have to give up the farm to get into position to get one. Teams will be less likely to rape you for your picks because you have other options.