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    Vince Young reportedly questioning desire to play football

    Titans' Young reportedly questioning desire to play football
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The mother of Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young said he indicated he doesn't want to play football and is "hurting inside and out."

    Felicia Young said in Wednesday editions of The Tennessean that her son is tired of all the negativity he's faced after being booed during a 17-10 win Sunday over Jacksonville. On Monday, Jeff Fisher sought police help to help find Young in what the Titans coach later said was a misunderstanding.

    Vince Young revisited

    In May, NFL.com Senior Columnist Thomas George sat down for a candid conversation with Vince Young, who said he had considered retirement after his rookie season.

    "I really thought long and hard about it," Young said. "There was so much going on with my family. It was crazy being an NFL quarterback. It wasn't fun anymore. All of the fun was out of it. All of the excitement was gone. All I was doing was worrying about things." More "What would you think, if you were tired of being ridiculed and persecuted and talked about and not being treated very well, what would you do? What kind of decision would you make?" Felicia Young said. "He may not want to deal with it (all), but you have to get to that point before you make that decision first.

    "But we're not talking about football right now. We're talking about what would make him happy, and that is the most important thing."

    The phone number for Young's home is unlisted, and his agent, Major Adams, did not answer his cell phone on Wednesday morning. The Titans did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press.

    This isn't the first time that Young has talked of wanting to quit football. He told a NFL.com senior columnist Thomas George last spring that he thought of retiring after his rookie season, a statement he said later was taken out of context.

    The No. 3 pick overall in the 2006 NFL Draft, Young won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and followed up by helping the Titans reach the playoffs last season with a 10-6 record. He has been criticized for his passing struggles, with nine touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 2007.

    His mental state has been in question since being booed Sunday after his second interception during the Jacksonville game. He didn't want to go back into the game until prodded by Fisher.

    He sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee four plays later and could be out for up to four weeks. Fisher said Tuesday night he is only ruling Young out for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.

    Titans add QB Simms

    With Young out, the Titans signed former Bucs QB Chris Simms on Wednesday.

    Chris Simms, QB
    Tennessee Titans

    Career stats:
    Games/Starts: 19/15
    TDs/INTs: 12/17
    Passing yards: 3,087
    Comp. pct.: 59.1

    Young didn't go to the team's offices Monday and postponed his MRI exam until Tuesday. He met with a psychologist at his home Monday along with Fisher and another team official.

    Four hours of uncertainty followed Monday night when Young left his home without his phone, prompting someone at his home to call Fisher. He called police to help find the quarterback and had a meeting late Monday night with Young and police crisis negotiators at the team's headquarters.

    Young later drove home.

    Felicia Young said her son needs some space.

    "It is hard, all he is going through right now. He's hurting inside and out," she told the newspaper.

    "But he will be fine if people are prayerful and help my baby boy out. He is a young man. He just needs a lot of love and support."


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    Re: Vince Young reportedly questioning desire to play football

    Is this guy a football player or what?

    Give him his blanket and pacifier and send him to his room!!!

    CRYBABY!

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    Re: Vince Young reportedly questioning desire to play football

    I bet if the Titans quit depositing his check in the bank he would find a passion for the game again.

    Don't go around it, RAM IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Vince Young reportedly questioning desire to play football

    Better yet, MEOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Vince Young reportedly questioning desire to play football

    He obviously has mental issues that only he can deal with. He IS a football player, that may not want to be one.

    Big deal? Heck my son was at the top of the leage in Pop Warner, and he wanted to quit to play music.

    People change their minds in order to find their comfort zone.
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    Re: Vince Young reportedly questioning desire to play football

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    Is this guy a football player or what?

    Give him his blanket and pacifier and send him to his room!!!

    CRYBABY!
    I tried to leave rep points for this but I have to spread them around,sorry,but you couldn't be more right,this guy has been overhyped,overrated and the truth is he just isn;t that good,he can pull off a good run now and then but his passing is horrible,they should boo him.maybe next time he wants to go out for a drive he should stop by the bank and withdraw some of those millions and give it back to the Titans.

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