34 Reasons to Trade Our 3rd Rounder for Vince Young

8 Feb

Long story short, the Titans are done with Vince Young. They’ve already said as much. In any normal year that might absolutely kill their leverage in unloading the talented but sometimes difficult signal caller. But this year is an exception. We don’t remember an offseason with this many teams in the market for a starting quarterback. Some teams may hope that Young’s reputation will have the crickets chirping when Tennessee opens up the phones for trade talks.

We don’t buy it. The QB shuffle this offseason is a seller’s market. VY’s line over his last 16 starts? 3500 total yards, 22 combined touchdowns, and 10 picks. That was in a run first offense. Granted he only played about half of 2010, Vince’s passer rating was 5th in the league through those games.

The flip side? Young’s coming off a thumb injury (flexor tendon), which isn’t ideal. Also, he threw his shoulder pads into the stands after an on-field hissy fit, then walked out on Coach Jeff Fisher, post-game. He beat up a guy at a strip club once (but who hasn’t?), and apparently disappeared from the face of the Earth for 24 hours a couple of years ago while everyone worried that he might hurt himself. It’s been a wild ride thus far for #10.

So do we or don’t we? Someone’s going to lasso the ex-Longhorn this offseason. Will they look like geniuses, or goats? Well look no further. The Bottlenose presents the 34 reasons to trade our 3rd round pick for Vince Young. First, reasons 1 through 33:

OT Charles Spencer

OT Eric Winston

LB Abdul Hodge

DT Claude Wroten

G Pat McQuistan

CB Ashton Youboty

LB Chris Cogong

TE Leonard Pope

DT Dusty Dvoracek

RB Brian Calhoun

C Jason Spitz

LB Anthony Schlegel

LB Jon Alston

WR Travis Wilson

RB Jerious Norwood

LB Clint Ingram

QB Charlie Whitehurst

WR Derek Hagan

S Anthony Smith

WR Brandon Williams

QB Brodie Croyle

TE David Thomas

CB David Pittman

LB James Anderson

OT Rashad Butler

WR Maurice Stovall

DE Frostee Rucker

DE Jason Hatcher

TE Dominique Byrd

LB Freddy Keiaho

WR Willie Reid

LB Gerris Wilkinson

S Eric Smith

Those 33 reasons are the entire 2006 third round NFL draft class. That’s five years ago. Long enough ago to get a read on the players. A few solid ballers. Odds of another guy really popping now are slim.  Charlie Whitehurst still has a chance to hit at quarterback, though we don’t hold out much hope. Looking at the list, how many game changers pop out at you? How many Pro Bowlers? Hell, how many of these guys are selling Kias now? The point? In the third round it’s all extremely speculative. Is there any doubt that finding the ability of Vince Young, who is still just 26 years of age, is a slam dunk this far into a draft?

“But isn’t he a loose cannon?”

This brings us to the 34th reason, NFL Comeback Player of the Year, Michael Vick. The man has a rap sheet of strange behaviors, secret compartments, flipping fans “The Dirty Bird”, the “Ron Mexico” lawsuit, providing drug dealers with vehicles. Vick financed and hosted a massive dog fighting operation, and lost everything because of it. But by gum the Eagles gave him a shot to turn it around. Next thing you know it’s between Mike Vick and Tom “Prell” Brady for League MVP? Pretty darned amazing.

Now does this mean the Dolphins and Vince would be a match made in heaven, and that a similar return to grace would occur? Of course not. These things are very hard to predict. But for just a third rounder? Keep in mind it was in that fertile draft territory where the Sea Mammals scooped up Dorian Brew, Seth McKinney, Morlon Greenwood, Travis Minor, Wade Smith, Taylor Whitley, and Lorenzo Booker.

Call us crazy, but it seems that VY is worth the risk.

GO DOLPHINS, and feel free to follow us on Twitter @thebottlenose

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12 Responses to “34 Reasons to Trade Our 3rd Rounder for Vince Young”

  1. csonka67 February 8, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    Someday I wake up so optimistic other days I wonder how much more I can take. I do know no qb nothing new same ole shit since forever. Man how good is arron rodgers . Please please mister Ireland get us a qb I’m so so tired of this bullshit .

    • phins4life February 8, 2011 at 7:02 am #

      i was sure your 34 reason is
      #34 Ricky Williams

      • Dan Ewen February 8, 2011 at 9:30 am #

        Thought about it, but Ricky burned us before he didn’t burn us.

        Thanks for stopping by The Bottlenose.

    • Dan Ewen February 8, 2011 at 9:34 am #

      The Aaron Rogers thing is crazy. They wave goodbye to a HOF legend in Favre, then plug in what looks to be another HOF legend? Great job by Green Bay.

      Hang in there, Csonk, there’s no way we can whiff on QBs THAT many times. Even a blind squirrel can find a nut. Every dog has its day. And other inspirational sayings that won’t help us find our QB.

  2. SICK SAM February 8, 2011 at 5:04 am #

    PLEASE SIGN VINCE YOUNG AND VINNY JACKSON

    • Dan Ewen February 8, 2011 at 9:31 am #

      Vinny Jackson and Brandon Marshall with Davone Bess in the slot? Revis Island would be underwater.

      Thanks for visiting, Sick Sam.

  3. Zaf February 8, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    How about we draft o-line and wait to see who we can get for nothing. VY is a talented athelete with a pea brain. He will win games with atheletic plays and lose games because he still struggles to read defenses. I’ll bet we can get a pretty good running back in the 3rd round and get VY for nothing to push Henne. Enough trying to quick fix the situation, it’s been 3 years, we have a good base of talent, draft well and pick up an elite lineman in free agency.

    • Dan Ewen February 8, 2011 at 9:29 am #

      Come on Zaf. You don’t like the idea of Vince Young running an option with Mark Ingram while Logan Mankins pancakes his man on the OL?

      That’s just a draft pick, FA signing and little bitty trade away.

      Thanks for your comment, and for visiting The Bottlenose.

  4. Jon February 8, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    I don’t disagree with using our 3rd rounder on a starting QB, but I don’t trust VY. I think he requires too much coddling and Sparano won’t be able to play along. I would prefer Orton. At least he hasn’t flaked out on his team or coach.

    • Dan Ewen February 8, 2011 at 9:26 am #

      Orton would be a very solid “get” for us (20TD, 9INT, 275ypg). I’m wondering though if Denver will let him go, considering how new Tebow is?

      VY is a gamble, no doubt. But isn’t the 3rd round gambling territory anyway?

      Thanks for your comment, and for visiting The Bottlenose.

  5. SICK SAM February 8, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    ONLY 10 INT AND HE CANT READ DEFENSES 23 OR SO TD AND HE CANT READ DEFENSES, COME ON MAN THE GUY IS THE BEST AVAIL (PROVEN WINNER) QB OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. WE NEED HIM. ALL YOU NAY SAYERS DO NOT HAVE A CLUE. IF HE COMES TO MIAMI HE WILLBE HAPPY, WHEN VINCE IS HAPPY HE PLAYS GREAT. THERE WOULD BE NOTHING TO MAKE HIME UNHAPPY HERE. THINK VY TO BM TO DEVON BESS AND A SPEEDSTER TO BE NAMED LATER. PLUS HE CAN DO NO WORSE THAN CHAD (I LOOK LIKE AJ FEELY OUT THERE) HENNE.

    • Dan Ewen February 8, 2011 at 9:38 am #

      Gotta agree, Sick Sam. He may be all kinds of nutty, but he’s been playing pretty good QB over the last couple of seasons. And that was before Kenny Britt started coming into his own.

      Give him some targets. The guy can buy his WRs that crucial extra couple of seconds. And, much to the dismay of defenses, the dude can run.

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