Words like “winner” and “leader” that were up until very recently closely tied to Titans’ quarterback Vince Young have quickly been replaced by: “suicide,” “crazy,” “shrink” and “quitter.” What a difference a week makes.
Just when it seemed like there we had all the Vince-sanity we could handle, PRO FOOTBALL TALK informs us that the Tennessee signal caller “wanted to stop playing at halftime” of last season’s AFC Wild Card game against the San Diego Chargers.
In the biggest game of his professional career, Vince Young wanted to quit at halftime.
The report courtesy of NFL NETWORK’s Adam Schefter (PFT watches the NFL Network, so there the one.) adds, Vince “had to be persuaded to take the field with his teammates in the second half.”
As we all know now, Young eventually did take the field. But maybe the Titans would have fared better had Vince just stayed in the locker room, talking to himself saying things like “I tried my best” allowing Kerry Collins to take over.