Well I didnt stay up to watch the second half of the rose bowl but from what I have read Vince Young was everything that Coach Brown ever expected or predicted. Simply marvelous. I can not remember a championship game ever (and I mean ever, please help me of you can recall one) being so completely dominated by the will and talent of one man. He is a mega talent with the heart of a lion. I knew when he beat OSU that this kid was tough as nails.. but this has taken it to a whole new level of greatness.
It must have felt good for him to go out there and open such a pungent can of whoop ass on the two Heisman trophy winners... Im rambling but it sure makes the timeing of the Heisman event/award seem inadequate.
I guess we could go off in any number of directions but he is obviously the greatest decathalon talent that has ever lived... and yes even I have to admit that finaly there is someone that Jim Thorpe seems small next to.... sorry to offend but this is my Vince Young tribute.
paulthefan wrote:I think he will be first.... If the Texans have any sense they will dump their current prospect and grab Vince.
I can't see him as a pro quarterback, only because of his sidearm delivery. Pro lineman go 6'6 and higher, and he will get too many balls batted down. As a pure receiver? Running back/receiver-coming out-of-the-backfield? Reggie B and Matt L will probably still go 1-2.
<<8:40 -- Let's be honest -- there's no way Vince can succeed in the NFL with that throwing motion. It's impossible. It can't happen. I'm telling you. There has never been a successful NFL quarterback who threw like that. And by "that," I mean, "throws like someone who just realized they have dog poop on their hand and is trying to fling it off.">>
Part of a great recap of last night by Bill Simmons of ESPN
always thought michael vick did more to drive his team than anyone in recent college football history until i saw vince young last night. vick was incredible, but va tech lost to fsu in title game. i mean, it would have to be a scrambling quarterback for purposes of comparison i think. no one else in football, the ultimate team sport, has so much opportunity. i think of way back to staubach at navy, which also lost the de facto title game when he was a junior, but this is very unusual in football. more often it's basketball where one player can have a huge impact -- bird at indiana state, top example. cedric maxwell at unc-charlotte. maybe even szczerbiak at miami of ohio. how far back do you go historically to find a better performance than vince young-- red grange? i am serious.
Vince throws just fine.Vince was 30 of 40 in the national championship game.The d. linemen in the NFL are no bigger than they are in college(they don't go to the NFL and grow taller) besides,Vince is at least 6'5".Vince led the nation in throwing percentage.It doesn't matter if he were to throw underhanded,he wins.Thats what the NFL wants,and please believe that he will be drafted very highly (1,2 or 3) if he chooses to come out.