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When the news broke that the St. Louis Rams had picked up Titus Young, the young, brash, talented, but raw wide receiver it was met with mixed reviews. Yes, Young has potential, but at the same time to be so willfully destructive to his own team when he wasn't getting his own way was a bit much.
You had to wonder why anyone would willingly bring that kind of influence to their team. Not that every player in the NFL is well-mannered and nice as can be. However, if there was a coach that could handle/rehabilitate Young it would be Jeff Fisher (or Bill Belichick, but the Patriots are not biting).
Whether Fisher thought he could work with Young or not is irrelevant now; the Rams have let Young go barely a week and a half after picking him up. According to reports, the team did not have the time (or simply didn't do it) to do an adequate background check on Young prior to picking him up.
After they did it appears that they found a few things they didn't like so they waived him.
Even though the Rams are thin at wide receiver it appears that they are going to draw the line at a guy that punches teammates, tanks games, and bashes the team via social media (like Young did).
At this point the Patriots might be the only option left for Young. Belichick is known for turning around even the biggest headcases (i.e. Randy Moss). If the Patriots let both Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd go as is being rumored they'll need someone other than Logan Mankins to line up in the slot.
It's a long shot, but when you are as self destructive as Young has been without having a track record of success to fall back on it might be all he has.
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The St. Louis Rams claimed the former Lions WR a little over a week ago, but now the team has decided to also part ways with the mercurial wideout.
After two seasons in Detroit and many, many headaches, the Lions cut 2011 second-round pick Titus Young on February 4. Less than two weeks later, Titus Young has again been cut, this time by the only team that put in a waiver claim on the talented but troubled wide receiver. “We felt Titus is [...]
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Shortly after hearing his name called during the 2011 NFL Draft, Titus Young sat down for a video interview with ESPN.
“I’m very humbled,” a beaming Young said over and over, as he was flanked by family and friends. Young then spoke about his relationship with...
Titus Young had problems in Detroit, so it was no surprise to see the team let him go at the end of the season. What happened next – is a just another part of a sad story. The St Louis Rams were the only team to claim Young after he was waived – but now, they are already letting him go. Young had been at Rams Park just a couple of days this week [..]
A bizarre story just keeps getting stranger. Detroit Lions WR Titus Young seems to believe he is the greatest receiver ever to play the game but his actions might keep the player from ever stepping on an NFL field ever again. Young had issues with the Lions this season, saying that he purposely sabotaged the Detroit offense by lining up out of position during games. He took to Twitter...
The St. Louis Rams have announced their intentions of
waiving wide receiver Titus Young just 10 days after claiming him off waivers from the Detroit Lions, according to Kareem Copeland of NFL.com.
The Rams spent almost a week interviewing Young after
claiming him from the Lions. Following the interview process, Rams coach Jeff Fisher
said the team “decided it was best for us...
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams have already released wide receiver Titus Young after claiming him off waivers nine days ago.
I guess once Young showed up, the Rams realized rather quickly that things weren’t going to work.
Young must have some serious character issues if a team claims him off waivers and then releases him just over a week later.
The St. Louis Rams figured out in days what it took the Detroit Lions two seasons to wrap their head around.
Wide receiver Titus Young is not a good fit for their team as they cut him on Friday.
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Tweet LTSB has covered the saga of Titus Young from his Twitter rants to his release from the Lions. There’s now another chapter to the tale as the St. Louis Rams, who picked Young up off of waivers just nine days ago after he was dropped by Detroit, reportedly will cut Young today. The St. [...]
ST. LOUIS (AP) Titus Young's stay with the Rams was brief. The wide receiver has been placed on waivers after only a few days in St. Louis.
Coach Jeff Fisher said Friday the Rams picked up Young before they had much time to do any background checks. He concluded that Young was "not the best option" for the Rams.
"We saw Titus as an outstanding young player,"...
The Rams have waived Titus Young less than two weeks after claiming him from the Lions. SOURCE: St. Louis Post-DispatchFantasy Spin:According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said the team claimed the troublesome receiver so they could get time with him and put him through an "extended interview process." It seems that he didn't impress St. Louis.
The St. Louis Rams have little patience for stupid things or difficult people. The Rams parted ways with Rob Ryan 5 days after agreeing to make him their defensive coordinator.
Now in a move that many forecasted, the Rams have cut wide receiver Titus Young less than 10 days after claiming him off waivers from the Lions.
According to Pro Football Talk, head coach Jeff Fisher didn’t...
BY J.P. SCOTT ON FEBRUARY 16, 2012
For the second time in less than two weeks, NFL wide receiver Titus Young is unemployed.
After a tumultuous 2-year stretch with the Detroit Lions that included punching a teammate, intentionally lining up in the wrong position and claiming to be a better player than Calvin Johnson, he was let go once and for all by the club on February 4th. The...