On August 30 it was widely believed that Vince Young had locked up the job as back up to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. A day later when he was let go people were surprised to say the least.
They might be even more surprised now that the Packers general manager Ted Thompson is taking the blame for Young's exit.
During his Sunday news conference Thompson had this to say about Young:"Frankly, it wasn't fair to Vince. 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."
No, internet critics, he was not saying that Young was not smart enough to handle the playbook. He did not get sufficient time to learn it.
Young was not signed till August 6. Training camp started back on July 26. Than here were OTA's and mini-camps that he missed out on; typically the time when new players get a chance to familiarize themselves with the playbook...