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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:09 am    Post subject: Vince Young failure was my fault, Packers GM says Reply with quote

from nfl.com

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000237222/article/vince-young-failure-was-my-fault-packers-gm-says
Getting somewhere closer to the truth..kind of.


source - By Chris Wesseling
Around the League Writer

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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that Vince Young still wants to play in the NFL after being released by the Green Bay Packers.

Although Young's stint with the Packers widely was viewed as his last, best chance to resume his career, general manager Ted Thompson now has provided him with a handy excuse for not making the roster.



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"Frankly, it wasn't fair to Vince," Thompson explained during his Sunday news conference. "We threw a lot at Vince. A lot on his plate. He was a good teammate. The fault is probably mine. Should have brought him in sooner. The fault is mine."

Thompson's comments suggest the coaching staff had no issue with Young's physical talent even if he wasn't able to properly digest coach Mike McCarthy's offense in just over three weeks with the Packers. Now that it's September, Young will be behind the same eight-ball wherever he winds up next.

Although Thompson expressed confidence that B.J. Coleman is capable of winning a game in relief of Aaron Rodgers, he also hinted that the quarterback picture isn't settled.

"We should really do this on Tuesday," Thompson said of Sunday's personnel review.

Don't be surprised if Coleman has company behind Rodgers in the next few days.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is kind of true. It was a little unfair for him to come in late and try to pick everything up.

Then again, they could have kept him around and let him learn more. Is anyone else they're going to pick up going to be better off coming in even later? Though I don't trust Coleman to win us a game more than Young.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nice to see a GM that cares about his players. However, as stated above not really sure what Coleman brings that Young doesn't. Even not knowing the offense VY has proven he can win in this league.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised they didn't keep Vince Young. I thought he was doing a great job.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom cody wrote:
Surprised they didn't keep Vince Young. I thought he was doing a great job.
same here. From what I saw anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kudos to Ted Thompson for having the cajones to shoulder the blame on a situation like this.

Now let's see if anyone in the media has the foresight to corner Bill Polian and see if he might have any similar regrets in forcing Kerry Collins out of retirement and giving him 2 weeks to prepare to be a starting QB; let alone a backup.

I will hold my breathe until I see it. (not)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

steadypimpin wrote:
tom cody wrote:
Surprised they didn't keep Vince Young. I thought he was doing a great job.
same here. From what I saw anyway.


Then you didn't see enough.

Seriously, Vince was handicapped by not knowing the offense well enough to really just play. Ted and McCarthy's biggest mistake was thinking Harrell was gonna blossom into a legit NFL QB. We'll never know if VY would have been the answer had he joined the team during the OTAs or mini-camps. It appears Vince has matured so maybe another team will give him a real chance in 2014.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FootballProdiG wrote:
It's nice to see a GM that cares about his players. However, as stated above not really sure what Coleman brings that Young doesn't. Even not knowing the offense VY has proven he can win in this league.


That is probably the reality. Ted was a former player and can really relate to someone's job or career ending/changing for circumstances that may not exactly be fair.

As for Young, I'm kind of on the fence. None of our back-up QBs were very impressive, and they got a lot of PT. He had every opportunity to show something against the Chiefs, where he played virtually the entire game, but never really got it going. I wanted him to win the job, remembering the Vince Young of some 8-10 years ago. But how much improvement will really be made at 30? And even the younger Young wasn't without some flaws. Thinking about it logically, BJ Coleman has a better arm, is 24, has a smaller contract and (fair or not) knows the offense better.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, looks like we aren't keeping Coleman either.

1 QB on roster, 1 on PS.


[edit] that lasted all of 5 minutes Laughing
Seneca Wallace it is. I might have preferred Young tbh.
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I thought he would have made it, but its surprising that TT blamed himself
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steadypimpin wrote:
tom cody wrote:
Surprised they didn't keep Vince Young. I thought he was doing a great job.
same here. From what I saw anyway.


I think it had to do with Vince on the sideline not understanding the offense with the clipboard and on the headset. By all accounts everyone(teammates) had his back in Green Bay but I'm not sure if he would have been the right guy for Rodgers to talk on the sideline about what went wrong/right, etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand where Ted is coming from, but what does anyone else give them this late in the off season?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boondock wrote:
I understand where Ted is coming from, but what does anyone else give them this late in the off season?


Looking at how it all folded out, we may have been best off keeping Graham Harrell for his sideline work and invest a pick in a decent developmental QB next April.

Excuse me while I go wash my mouth out with bleach now...
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JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
I thought he would have made it, but its surprising that TT blamed himself
Clearly Rodgers made Thompson take the blame, but Rodgers should have taken the blame. He is not a good leader.

But really. I wish Vince would have worked out for us.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why did they sign Seneca Wallace? Doesnt he have to learn the offense?
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