Young Wants to Pass First, Run Second

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by goTitans.com, Oct 18, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. goTitans.com

    goTitans.com A living legend. Staff

    Joined:
    May 6, 2005
    Messages:
    15,776
    SUMMARY: Though QB Vince Young has proven to be a threat running the football as he was against the Colts, he wants to make sure he works through his passing options before running with the football. "Most of the time when he's right on the progression, he's going to throw the football," Coach Jeff Fisher said. Even in a situation where he had minimal carries as he did Sunday against the Redskins, there is always the threat Young will take off with the football. "I think he wants to be a quarterback first," said RB Travis Henry. "But he's just like (Michael) Vick — he's got the ability to run out there and get some big chunks of yards."

    What do you think about this article? Post your comments below.
    #1
  2. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    6,508
    I was against this at first, cause he's a gazelle, and gazelle's should run, but he looks good throwing the ball too. I have no problem letting him air it out. He sees the field well. He won over the Redskins announcers ( who were flogging him early on ) and did so within a quarter. Granted the Redskins have never had a real qb to look at, but that tells you, at least he's looking better than all those qb's that never did make it. He looks like Montana back there. Now let's get him a weapon.
    #2
  3. zackmann

    zackmann Guest

    i like the plan of him passing first in combination with designed run plays...

    that way we still get the benefit of the defense having to account for him...

    Now, I just want to see more shotgun formations....

    right now, Vince has a way better qb rating on 3rd down than 1st and 2nd....that is probably explained by the fact that he has a way better qb rating from the shotgun and we go shotgun on 3rd down mostly...
    #3
  4. Ewker

    Ewker Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Messages:
    4,350
    yep he does have a better QB rating at shotgun than playing under center. Funny how we were told by the Young Groupies he could play under center as well as in the shotgun..so far he hasn't
    #4
  5. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Messages:
    26,208
    he played the majority of the skins game under center. i think he's becoming more comfortable.

    if you look back at qbs who played themajority of their college career in the shotgun they're always more comfortable there. leftwich, mcnair and young all played in a shotgun offense in college and all are better from it.
    #5
  6. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

    SEC 330 BIPOLAR jive turkey

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2005
    Messages:
    16,087
    Blame the receivers if you want to but Vince MUST get his completion percentage up. I'm very high on Vince, please don't misunderstand me, it's just that his completion percentage is garbage. Other than that I'm very pleased with him and his progress thus far and am looking forward to watching his career play out.
    #6
  7. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    6,508
    I'm kinda liking his throwing motion too. It's dart like. I hope they don't change it. I think we gotta leave that alone because it has it's advantages. Seriously. The ball hums along.
    #7
  8. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2002
    Messages:
    26,822
    plus as my brother pointed out too me, it is so unorthodox that he has VY Only throwing lanes, and NFL DLmen are not used to defending VY Only throwing lanes.
    #8
  9. GOFIGURETITANS

    GOFIGURETITANS Don't Do Stupid Sh't !

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,372
    That's right. The Dlines will be putting their hands up in the air to block his passes. SORRY GUYS that's not where the ball is.

    :ha: :ha: :ha:
    #9
  10. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Messages:
    46,831
    Has that even happened? I remember the knock on him was with a low release he would get balls knocked down at the line.
    #10
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.