Vince Young Not Smart enough to Start?
October 30, 2008 by MadisonMadnuff
The Titans are 7-0 without the help of Vince Young this year but I think the real reason Vince Young isn’t starting is not because of his skills it is because of his smarts. Kerry Collins is a manger for the Titans and there is no implication or even thought that he will replace Vince young in the long run. Vince is a superior talent all round and his skills are not what’s in question. It seems to me that Vince young just is not smart enough to hold and retain the information it takes to be a great QB. His learning curve seems to be very low. The Titans have been unable in 3 years with Vince to put together an entire playbook under Vince’s command. This is because Vince is just taking too long to learn these things. Eventually he will and that is the reason he is sitting this year, to give him more time to focus on learning the plays and calls it takes to bring a QB to the next level.
It is no Secret that Vince Young has managed to play well in the NFL but this is off of raw talent and instinct. Vince’s scores on the wonderlic test at the combine were telling of this but most teams ignored his very low scores, (I mean the scores almost said he was retarded) because of his upside, and rightfully so. But it seems that those scores were telling, of what Vince’s situation is now. Simply put Vince Young is just not smart enough to pick up the information needed to Start for a NFL team at QB and play right away as well. He should have sat his first 2 years so that he could learn and then start the 3rd not the other way around which is the case right now. Now don’t get me wrong Vince is going to be a great QB he practically is right now, but he cannot progress to the next level until he gains enough knowledge to run an entire NFL offense.