VY relied more on his legs his first two season, just like Tebow. But since 2009 he has clearly proven himself as a pocket passer who can run when needed.
LOL at the people saying trust the GMs and owners. So all of a sudden these people have become geniuses? Two words for you: Kevin Kolb
NFL GMs and owners are predictable and reactionary. The fact Jeff Fisher is still considered a valued coaching commodity proves this.
You're cherry picking your stats. You want stats? In 60 games played, 46 TDs, 51 INTs. Verrrrrrry impressive. Sure, his QB rating in 2010 was 98.6 but he played a whopping half the season and for his career his rating is 74.4. That is a worse lifetime rating than Jay Fiedler. What about the 6 fumbles he had in 2010 and the 40 he has had in his career? He threw for 400 yards against the Pats?!!?? So what? So DID BAD CHENNE!!!! (Yes, Chad Henne). Everyone threw on the Pats last year. The Titans record without VY isn't a compliment to him, it's an indictment of how bad his backup was.
Move on from VY.
Philbin wants high character guys not cry babies or ego maniacs... See trade of marshall. Seriously bro, for someone who "knows more" you sure are ignorant...
I'll go with the fact that Young is sitting at home eating potato chips instead of being on a NFL team.
Not many intelligent responses so far. A 31-19 record spread over 6 seasons is nothing to just ignore.
The suicide rap was bogus. Jeff Fisher used that to create an excuse to keep VY on the bench.
How does anyone defend Fisher?? He fought the owner over VY and used manipulative tactics to get his way. Never mind the fact that he was passive aggressive, the fact that he preferred Collins in 2009-10 (2-12, terrible ratings) over VY (12-6, superb ratings) says it all about how deranged the man was.
Imagine you are in VY's shoes. You come in and lead the team to a 8-2 finish in 2009 after the owner FORCED Fisher to start you. Then the next year you improve more and are even #1 in the NFL in pass efficiency for a few weeks and leading a team that is making a playoff run early in the season. Then you get injured and the coach looks for every excuse to keep you on the bench, culminating in trotting a rookie out there in overtime to cause your team to lose and fall to 5-5.
VY is infuriated, dresses quickly, and leaves the locker room. Fisher tells him not to walk out on his teammates, and VY responds that he walking out on Fisher. Fisher immediately broadcasts the news to the world and says VY is off the team. (of course the whole thing played into his hands) Most of the players know this is between Fisher and VY and don't take sides. Collins comes in and the team finishes 1-5.
VY admits he should have kept quiet, but can you blame him for being upset? And now his name is tarnished because of this egomaniacal joke of a coach?
Vince Young blows goats.