Alright Dolphin Fans, buckle up, because rumors are becoming solid news. Please believe me, this is good news. Vince Young is lobbying for a spot on the Dolphins roster when the lockout ends, or so says the Miami Herald.
I'm a big fan. This makes sense.
Vince Young has shown enough ability to be successful as a NFL QB, and this was while he struggled with his head coach. Outside of Chris Johnson, this Miami Dolphins team is better than the Tennessee Titans.
The idea that he is lobbying for a spot with the Dolphins is a win-win situation for everyone involved—VY, Chad Henne and the entire offensive side of the ball.
I think Vince Young can identify with Brandon Marshall, as they both feel slighted by their previous organizations, either being traded or soon to be released. This is a good pair, and Miami have a deeper, more athletic receiving corps than the Titans.
The question is not whether Vince Young is ready for the Dolphins. Instead, it is whether Tony Sparano can coach a highly-gifted, risk-taking, athletic quarterback. After watching the team micro-manage Chad Henne, it's hard to believe that it would be different with Vince Young.
I sure hope they can find wiggle room for VY. Imagine the possibilities! Seriously.
I've heard time and again that Mr. Young is a head case. Yes, this is true.
He was no longer able to work in the environment at Tennessee. He was no longer able to work with his coach. He had several incidents which made it clear that he needs to sit and talk with a professional counselor for awhile. He needs to continually follow through with a therapist, as did controversial champion Ron Artest...err...Metta World Peace.
Just because an athlete is a head case doesn't mean that he can't utilize the great resources available to address his situation.
Don't write off Vince Young because he needs a greater self-awareness and therapeutic intervention. Watching an athlete acquire the necessary growth for vocational success is a monumental achievement (ask Michael Vick).
Vince Young is a great competitor to pair with Chad Henne. We'll see what Henne is really made of when competing against a Pro-Bowl type quarterback.
The Dolphins have been quick to dismiss rumors about Terrelle Pryor and Plaxico Burress. So far, we haven't heard anything about Vince Young from anyone on the Dolphins staff prior to the lockout, only that VY wants to be in Miami.
I can't blame him. I know there are other quarterbacks, but they all lack a certain championship pedigree. Vince Young comes with all of the necessary attributes, he just needs the right guidance.
Lastly, Vince Young takes some of the load off of what will be a young backfield of Dolphins' running backs. This is very important.
While Tony Sparano preaches run game first, having a quarterback who is solid and multidimensional will allow for the coaching staff to develop who will be the primary ball carrier for the Fins.
Root for it Dolphins fans: Chad Henne vs. Vince Young. It is best for the organization, and it is best for the team.