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Vince Young? Not really a fit in Miami

Vince Young spent time this offseason in South Florida where he was seen at more than one charitable function that included other NFL types.

The word around town is Young was doing his good deed but also making himself very visible to the Dolphins' organization as a good man that would be good for the team and community. Yes, Vince Young would welcome the idea of competing for a starting job as the Dolphins quarterback, according to several sources.

More than one former NFLer who saw Young at an event tells me Young was building his reputation so that the Fins could consider him when time comes for them to add a quarterback once the current lockout ends and the league year opens.

Young is expected to be available, probably as a free agent, if the Tennessee Titans can be believed. Ownership in Tennessee has made it abundantly clear the Vince Young experiment has run its course in Nashville so Young will be traded, but more likely cut and on the street as a free agent.

So obviously media speculation is tying Young to the Dolphins.

I don't see it. Not even for the quarterback starved Dolphins.

Vince Young is nice player. Sometimes. He is an accomplished winner. He is an accomplished college player. He is an accomplished scrambler.

He is not an accomplished quarterback. His 42 career TD passes and 42 career interceptions is, to be kind, an unimpressive statistic.

More importantly, Young is not an accomplished leader. Fact is, the Titans are ending their relationship with Young because he was troubled for much of his time with the team. The most recent trouble came last year when Young reportedly feuded with coach Jeff Fisher, leading him to simply leave the team. The departure was viewed by Fisher and some of Young's teammates as the quarterback quitting on the team.

Young later apologized for leaving the team. He reportedly did it via text. Fisher didn't accept an apology he expected in person. So it goes.

Does that sound like the kind of quarterback the Dolphins will want to bring into their delicate locker room? Miami, you'll remember, is a place where general manager Jeff Ireland and coach Tony Sparano like to pick the "right 53 players" and not always the best 53.

Young would be among the right 53 if his skills were so unquestionable and Miami's locker room were so stable that the two could navigate any rocky road (good ice cream, by the way) were it come along during a relationship. But stability is not a luxury the Dolphins have.

Miami is searching for a veteran QB with know-how, with the ability to learn quickly (because of the lockout and the fact the everyone is learning OC Brian Daboll's new offense on the fly), and someone who can do that while presenting incumbent Chad Henne with a vigorous challenge to his starting job.

Oh, one more thing: The Dolphins need that guy to be able to be a great teammate and leader because that's what he must be if he losesthe competition with Henne and has to sink into the background without causing a stir. That's also what it will take if that guy winsthe competition with Henne and then has to deal with Brandon Marshall's enigmatic approach to a quarterback-diva receiver relationship.

Can you imagine Marshall barking at Vince Young like he sometimes does Henne and it going over well?

Young would be a perfect fit if the Dolphins had the luxury of adding him as a talent to groom for the future. Young would be a perfect fit if he could come to the team as the backup and learn at the knee of an accomplished veteran quarterback. Young needs to learn to be a professional. The Dolphins wouldn't be easing him into that kind of situation.

And I strongly believe they recognize that.

That is why I don't think Vince Young is Miami's first choice in the coming search for a quarterback once the NFL ends its lockout.

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aloco,

Bring it, coward .

Vince Young is looking to impress. He is looking to make the Titans regret their decision. VY's issues can be handled in a therapeutic office.
I'm all about VY becoming a Dolphin. I think Marshall and Young have a lot in common. I do believe they would be a good pair.

greg,why don't you mind your own business .

They say, VY is a head case. I say , so is Marshall. A perfect match.

grunner, The Grunt,

Go screw yourself. A-Hole.

GUNNER,


DON'T TAKE GREG SERIOUSLY ....HE'S DRUNK .........

If you don't go after VY then make a play for Bulger, let Heene Play and make sure you cover the rest of the needs:
RB, OL, TE, ILB and OLB

TN won in spite of an ineffective VY. How many games did VY win by leading the TN on a long TD drive at the end of a game. I'll tell you, none. Winning is great but VY hasn't won an AFC championship game, or Super Bowl. His QB rating is on a par with Henne.

greg,

What planet are you from ?

And what did henne do ?

NOTHING.

greg, sorry i didn't know you drunk .

Armando should cap the blog at two pages. By page 3 it always degrades into nonsense here.

VY better than ,

henne, Mcnabb, bulger,palmer,ortin.

Case closed. Like it or Not, he will be here.

I love it.

I HOPE SO BUCK WHEAT ....... VY IS THE M.VICK .

Players to vote at 8 pm tonight owners to vote really soon.. Doors could be open as soon a tomorrow

VY is still a very intriguing post subject. Seems the mere of his name in Fins land brings a never ending barage of both the pros and cons. Phin fans seem to be split right down the middle as to those who would and would not like to see him donning the aqua and orange.

I totally disagree with Armando as to the exaggerated excertations VY could not eventually become a very good nfl qb. A change of sceneries could very well be just what the doctor ordered for VY. Fisher has been against the VY pick from day one. Tell me a better way to sabotouge a young qb's growth than that.

@ Michael,

actually V Young has 19 game winning drives and 4th quarter comebacks.

Young was also the highest rated passer second half of last season.

Your letting your bias cloud your perspective.

Max,


NOTICE HOW EVERY THING WAS FINE UNTIL GREG THE DRUNK SHOWED UP ..........

Maxi Pads,

Cry me a river.

DB,,,,,,,, GOOD POST VS ARMANDO'S VIEWS .

NO I FOOTBALL MIND IN HERE IS DB ...NO QUESTION ASKED /

Buck wheat,

I have no idea how it must feel to be like you morons. You both STINK. I always hated the little Rascals.

TONIGHT IS THE DAY WHEN THE LOCKOUT WILL BE OVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

GREG.... BE NICE TO OTHERS.NO REASON TO ATTACK BLOGGERS AND BRING THE BLOG DOWN W/YOU ........BE NICE ............

DyingBreed must be very proud to have Aloco has his biggest fan and admirer.

I think vy would be a great dual threat addition for us.u guys kill me with all that negative talk........regardless of what people say come gameday he would be someone that would have to be accounted for........so for all you nonbelievers give em chance....

Peaches................ i never seen DB WRITE NOT A SMART POST W/MANY POINTS WE R NOT AWRE OF AND THE OTHER THING IS ,HE NEVER SAY WE ARE GOING TO BE 8-8 OR 5-11 NEXT YEAR.IN OTHER WORD HE DOESN'T SHARE THE DUMB IDEAS WITH BLOGGERS ,HE LET THE DUMB BLOGGERS DO THAT .

It is not dumb to think we will go 8-8. Its merely an opinion. Nobody knows. Dumb is everything you write, that is what dumb is.

jaun,

Vy has alot to prove. And he will prove it. He is a future dolphin.

Aloco is the most incoherent and useless blogger of the 21st century.

YOU MISUNDERSTOOD PEACHES..... WHAT I MEANT HE NEVER RECYCLED A POST OR AN IDEA ........

I see.

Aloco,

I really appreciate your kind words and your contribution to this blog. Looking forward to blogging with you this season.

SOME BLOGGERS IN HERE ,THEY KEEP SAYING THE SAME THING FOR YEARS W/DIFFERENT WORDS AND BORES THE HELL OUT OF MANY ....THAT'S WHY MOST OF THE TIME YOU FEEL THAT YOU READ THAT POST MANY TIMES OVER ALREADY ................................

TIME FOR MY FRIED CLAMS .........

peaches,

What a STUPID blog name. Thats wright its getting late. NEVER MIND.

greg your blog name is really impressive.

Aloco do you say the same thing all the time as well?

I COULD HAVE OF COURSE WHEN I SAY TO BE OR NOT BE BUT I TRY NOT TO REPEAT A PHRASE AFTER I SENSE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF .THE FAKE ALOCO KEEPS REPEATING THE WORDS AND BLOGGERS GET TIRED OF THAT .


DB.... SAME FEELING.

peaches,

Whats next, sorry but your blog name SUCKS. Let me guess, your really heathers panties ?

Whatever.

FRIED CLAMS
GRANY SMITH APPLE COLE SLAW
PICKELD REMOULDE W/CAPERS
TARTER DIP

ONION RINGS
FRENCH FRIES ......... AND HARRY POTTER MOVIE NO 1 TO WATCH,,,,,
LATER

Huh? Greg, why are you here? You talk like a frustrated homosexual. Fantastic blog name though.

peaches,

What ?

Winning is ALL that matters...no other stat or "leadership" skills issue can trump winning. VY is a winner. Was at Texas (I'll never forget his magnificent performance in the championship game)and has been at Tennessee. He wins. All that really matters. The feud with fisher MIGHT have been fisher's fault. Just sayin'

and henne is a leader, NEVER!. though i would love to see vy in miami, it's looking more like mcnabb, which is still better than henne. just more rumors though.

THE OWNERS JUST APPROVED THE DEAL WITH THE PLAYERS .

EUROPE APPROVED A MAJOR MARSHALL PLAN TO HELP GREECE .

CNBC ...IS THE SOURCE

Aloco you are an oddball. CNBC didn't report it until after your post. You just want someone to believe you don't spend 24 hours a day refreshing the PFT page.

PLAYERS WILL VOTE TONIGHT .........

SOURCE........NBC

MAX ...IN FACT CNBC WAS FIRST BEFORE PFT WHICH I AM WATCHING CLOSELY TODAY,I ADMIT ...... SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM W/THAT .......

DID THE PFT REPORTED THE GREECE HELP ?

Aloco..I happen to have been watching CNBC. They reported it well after your post. And it didn't appear on the CNBC site until after it was televised. Nice try.

PLAYERS WILL VOTE IN THE NEXT 45 MINUTES.


SOURCE............MSNBC

MAX... GO TO CNBC

NFL CANCELS HALL OF FAME GAME


Bummer, I was really looking forward to that. So, a game got canceled after all.

VY = Cam Newton plus 6 years of experience and he know this is his last shot. I'd love to see him running our team this year!!!!

PFT reported that Aloco = Fake Aloco 98.7% of the time. You just blame the fake all the time but only the real idiots believe you.

MAX IS A BEAUTIFUL MAN AND I AM OUT .

Its almost here men. Go Dolphins.

Report: De Smith tells player reps there is “no agreement” with NFL

Posted by Mike Florio on July 21, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT
To put a twist on T.O.’s catch phrase, get your cold water ready.

After several days in which it looked like the NFLPA* was making an eleventh-hour power play against the league, it could be that the league is trying to make a twelfth-hour power play against the NFLPA*.

And it looks like it won’t work.

(some text omitted here, you can see it here: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/21/report-de-smith-tells-player-reps-there-is-no-agreement-with-nfl/)

Folks, there’s no way the NFLPA* will be approving the deal tonight or passing it along to the players for a vote. And once the league has to start canceling preseason weeks and not just one preseason game, real money is going to disappear — and the chances of getting a deal done will diminish.


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Well now, one game already cancelled. And what do we have now....yes, you guessed it...another SNAFU. Maybe drinking a little more koolaid will ease the pain? Maybe not...

Buh Bye,

Preseason games means absolutely nothing. Vet see very little action in them anyway. They are only extra cash cow capital for the owners and "simulated game time conditions for rookies.

The players dragging to sign the new cba actually hurt rookies on teams installing new offense and defenses respectfully. In our case it hurts our offensive rookies because we're have a new OC and offense being installed. So the offensive vets can be of very little help to the offensive rooks right now because they are in the learning stages too.

Report: Players unlikely to vote Thursday night
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on July 21, 2011, 8:40 PM EDT

It looks like we won’t have a labor agreement before the end of the night.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that players do not expect to vote on Thursday night. A report surfaced that the players “rejected” the owner’s proposal, but that proved premature. They can’t reject something they haven’t voted on.

We’re hesitant to say anything is set in stone considering the nature of these talks, but this much is clear: The players have not reacted well to the owners’ ratification Thursday.

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