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    Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    By Terry McCormick, tmccormick@nashvillecitypaper.com
    April 16, 2007

    Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young will be on the cover of the EA Sports Madden 2008 video game.

    A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed Young’s gracing the cover of the game to The City Paper. Efforts to reach EA Sports were unsuccessful on Monday.

    An official announcement is expected on Tuesday and Young will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" as part of the kickoff promotion for the newest version the popular NFL video game that is endorsed by NFL Hall of Fame coach and analyst John Madden.

    Of course, appearing on the cover of the game has produced a “jinx” of sorts in recent seasons.

    Several players, including former Titan Eddie George, have graced the cover, then succumbed to injury or ineffectiveness in the season they were on the game’s front.

    George was on the cover during the 2001 season, the year he suffered through a toe injury. In 2000, George had rushed for a career-high 1,509 yards. Because of the injury, George managed just 939 yards in 2001 as the Titans slumped from 13-3 to 7-9.

    Other prominent players to fall victim to the Madden Curse include quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Daunte Culpepper and last year’s cover man Shaun Alexander.
    Young apparently will also appear in commercial spots for the game that will be aired during coverage of the NFL Draft.


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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    Well, that narrows down my Fantasy Football Keeper League choices. I know I was keeping SJax, but it was a coin toss between Young or Maroney. Not going to fight the curse of Madden...
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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    For all of you who still doubt VY........

    :troll: :troll: :troll: :troll: :troll: :x :x

    VY can play and he is showing it. He's a winner and will have Tennessee VYing for a playoff spot this year.

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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    I think it was easy to doubt VY last year because he didn't come from a system that translated well to the NFL. I'm not so sure he will have Tennessee vying for a playoff spot this year but I do like VY and I think he will end up becoming a pretty good QB that is exciting to watch.
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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    Talk about adding pressure to avoid the sophmore slump!!
    "There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do."
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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    Yeah, he's done for this year... it's a pitty too cause he shaped up nicely at the end of last year. I guess we could start placing bets now on what injury he'll get.

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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Revelstoke View Post
    Talk about adding pressure to avoid the sophmore slump!!
    Yeah, the double wammy.

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan
    VY can play and he is showing it. He's a winner and will have Tennessee VYing for a playoff spot this year.
    Agreed. The only thing that will stop Vince Young is an injury, which as itsguud noted, has been the Madden Cover's preferred curse.:\
    Last edited by r8rh8rmike; -04-17-2007 at 03:56 PM.

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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    I've seen a lot of college football in my life, and he was the best college player I have ever seen. Forget about his mechanics, he can throw. Proved it last year. Forget about being compared to Vick, he's better. Forget about coming from Texas, he was throwing to Roy Williams his sophmore year. VY is a QB, a gamer, and a great person to boot.

    His only problem? He's not a Ram. Oh well, Bulger can play a little also.

    lol

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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    I've seen a lot of college football in my life, and he was the best college player I have ever seen. Forget about his mechanics, he can throw. Proved it last year. Forget about being compared to Vick, he's better. Forget about coming from Texas, he was throwing to Roy Williams his sophmore year. VY is a QB, a gamer, and a great person to boot.

    His only problem? He's not a Ram. Oh well, Bulger can play a little also.

    lol
    I think one other problem is that he's on the Madden cover :P


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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by txramsfan View Post
    I've seen a lot of college football in my life, and he was the best college player I have ever seen. Forget about his mechanics, he can throw. Proved it last year. Forget about being compared to Vick, he's better. Forget about coming from Texas, he was throwing to Roy Williams his sophmore year. VY is a QB, a gamer, and a great person to boot.
    Not sure he's the best college player I've ever seen Tx, but I'll tell you what, IMO he produced the greatest individual performance in college football history when he completely dismantled SC in the Rose Bowl. That's when I knew Vince Young was going to be special at the next level. Speaking of things to forget, how much do wonderlic scores matter and how utterly rediculous was all the flack over them??

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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    He's better than Vick if he makes it through the preseason.

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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    There went his season. lol.

    I am actually expecting Young to have a down year anyway. Teams now have a lot of NFL film on him, and should start to contain him. Young will take his lumps this year, and then next year come out more prepared and experienced.

    I think he's got the tools to be great... just not yet.

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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    Dang, I was hoping for something more like...



    Incognito does not fear the Madden curse.

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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Disco Man View Post
    Dang, I was hoping for something more like...



    Incognito does not fear the Madden curse.

    :l

    -jake-
    That is some nice work Jake!

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    Re: Vince Young to grace cover of Madden 2008

    I was hoping they'd just put the 2007 Seahawks team picture on the cover.

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