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Could Vince Young be an Asset to the Vikings pass game?


As many of you may have heard, the one-time phenom, and now unemployed Vince Young will be working out at the Texas Longhorns Pro-day on March 26th. Young last played in an NFL game in 2011 when he started 3 games for the “Dream Team” Philadelphia Eagles, replacing an injured Michael Vick.  The dream was more of a nightmare for Young, who posted a 60.8 QB rating and had 9 picks compared to only 4 touchdowns in those 3 games. He was signed on with the Bills last year during training camp but was released before the start of the season. When I first heard about his pro-day part 2, I just laughed it off. But then I got to thinking about it, and the more I did, the more I thought it would be great move for the Vikes. After all, he has proven that he has all the physical tools and talent that it takes to succeed in the NFL. He earned the 2006 offensive rookie of the year and two trips to the Pro Bowl in his short 6 year career. The main thing that has hindered Young is his own mindset and work ethic, but he has acknowledged that himself and maybe being at rock bottom will finally inspire this guy to take things a little more seriously if he is given one last chance to prove himself.  We all know the QB position is Ponders to start the season, but if he starts to slump and show signs of regression again this year, or if he gets injured, I think Young would be more than capable of taking control of this offense. Another thing to look at would be the risk/reward factor.  I’m sure Young would be easy to get for real cheap, possibly even a veterans minimum contract, so if things don’t work out it would be easy to move forward without him and not take any real losses. I think if he shines at his workout the Vikings should jump at this opportunity.

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  • 41-0

    Vince young would be a solid back up plus with our coaches he would be ok as far as mike Wallace I’d much rather keep the human wrecking ball the beast the most dangerous player in the game percy harvin the problem is nothing he wants to win he’s a competitor I don’t care how bad he pisses of coaches this would be dumber then the H walker trade u know where we built the cowboys team for the 90′s wilf needs to put his big boy pants on and tell Rick I get rid of you b4 percy!!!! Am I right or wrong here?

    • Mando

      If Harvin is going to hold out and be a baby, we don’t need him. The fact very well could be that Harvin just doesn’t want to be a Viking anymore. He might take less money just to get away from the Vikes. So putting “big boy pants” on and threatening R.S. (who has done a pretty bang up job taking our team in the right direction btw) is a pretty stupid move. If Harvin wants to stay, he will, if he wants to leave he will. All I know is that if Harvin is going to be a big baby, hold out, and not be the P. Harvin we all know and love, we don’t need him taking up space, time and money from the team. We proved we don’t need him. So I say let the chips fall where they may.

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    One way or another, we need a backup who can throw. I would love to see Webb get a shot at receiver before we decide to cut ties

    • Mando

      OMG how many times do people have to say it?! Webb is NOT a receiver ! They tried him as a receiver in college, he sucked. Can’t catch, can’t run a route. Then we tried it with Webb, same results, can’t catch and can’t run a route. HE IS NOT A RECEIVER. Get it through your head. They tried at UAB, he wasn’t good enough and we tried and he wasn’t good enough. Sometimes being freakishly athletic means nothing and in Webb’s he can be a jack of all trades (QB, RB, WR, PR) but a master at none. I bet the ONLY reason we’ve kept him on the Vikes has been because we don’t want anybody else a shot at developing him. We obviously can’t and all he is doing is taking up a valuable spot on our roster. Let somebody else waste that time and roster spot on him, he just isn’t a match for the Vikes. PERIOD.

  • 41-0

    Last solid wr we had was who s.rice we let him walk bet you he gets a Super Bowl b4 us Matt birk McKinney never said spielman sucked at gm wilf needs to step in on the harvin situation and say nobody can fill in for harvin we need him we need loadholt we need Felton we didn’t sign anyone so mr. Gm don’t sign harvin or others your setting us back and…. And gonna put the nail in the coffin for pounder

  • 41-0

    Hey mando your a joke your not even a fan I bet I payed 500.00 sat 3 rows on the end zone in giant stadium watched us get our u know Wut pushed in wit my face painted purple bro 41-0 back in 2000 brotha bottom line we let way to many players walk this guy is great u don’t waste great harvin that is you Prob loved Favre when he played for us you scrub I heard you went and bought a Favre jersey hahaha joke!!!!