Nov 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and wide receiver Titus Young (16) chat before the game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Titus Young Should Not Be in the Picture for Vikings


To the surprise of no one, the Lions have officially parted ways with Titus Young. Mr. Young’s association with the Lions was terminated due to a deadly combination of on-field non-productivity and off-field asshattery. Proving once again that if you’re going to be a delusional nutbag who fights teammates, rips the organization in tweets and generally behaves like an over-indulged child, you’d better not stink between the white lines.

I shouldn’t even need to ask whether the Vikings would be interested in bringing this guy aboard. Yeah they need receivers, but they don’t need receivers this bad. I’d rather bring back Jerome Simpson than take a chance on Young. Simpson may be lazy and a bad player but at least he never punched a teammate.

There was a time when maybe we would’ve worried about the Vikings giving this guy a shot just based on perceived talent. But I don’t think the current regime is down with this type of player. Yes, they took a shot with Simpson even after a drug arrest, but that was really not the same kind of situation. Simpson is not necessarily disruptive in the locker room and he’s certainly not known for taking shots at the front office. There are certain things you can hold your nose and deal with for the sake of talent but Young’s kind of behavior is outside the lines. Especially for a team with a young QB.

And besides, is Young even that talented? He thinks he is. In fact he thinks he’s better than Calvin Johnson. Uh yeah sure Titus. Good luck down the road man.

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