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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...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Vince Young experiment with the Green Bay Packers lasted 26 days. Young lost out on the Packers' backup quarterback job and was released Saturday morning.
"Thanks to the Packers for the opportunity," Young posted on his Twitter account. "Great organization, great team, wonderful fans. Good luck this season."
Last week, it seemed like...
Vince Young will not be the Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback. The former first-round pick who was signed on Aug. 5 was released on Saturday.
Young confirmed the news on his Twitter account with this post: "Thanks to the @packers for the opportunity great organization great team wonderful fans good luck this season."
It marked the second straight season that Young...
With rosters down to just 53 players, there’s bound to be a run on free agents in the coming days. One of the most eligible such players is now Vince Young, who failed to stick with the Green Bay Packers, but this is a quarterback needy league, and Vince Young can still play.
Frankly, it’s strange to see such a talented quarterback with a winning record looking for work. Because...
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson takes full responsibility for Vince Young not having a chance to make their roster.
“Frankly, it wasn’t fair to Vince,” Thompson said, per Black Sports Online. “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.”
I don’t think...
Right when you think you are back, right Vince? In what is widely being viewed as a surprise Vince Young has been released by the Green Bay Packers.
It was thought that Young was a shoe-in for the No. 2 job after the Packers released Graham Harrell, but it appears that the Packers are going to go with 2012 seventh round pick B.J. Coleman from Tennessee...
Vince Young's days with the Packers are apparently over.
The veteran vying for a backup job went on Twitter Saturday to thank Green Bay for giving him an opportunity and wished the team well this season.
Young's apparent departure would leave just B.J. Coleman on the roster to back up Aaron Rodgers. The Packers planned to officially release their roster moves later Saturday...
Just when you think he is safe he sends out this tweet… @VinceYoung: Thanks to the @packers for the opportunity great organization great team wonderful fans good luck this season. This is pretty wild, it looks like the Packers will keep only two quarterbacks on their roster with Aaron Rodgers and BJ Coleman.
The Vince Young experiment with the Green Bay Packers lasted 26
days. Young lost out on the Packers' backup quarterback job and was
released Saturday morning, FOX Sports NFL insider Mike Garafolo
I think Packers GM Ted Thompson is trying to help Vince Young out, because if he wanted him on the team he didn’t have to release him.
“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...
While Vince Young's performance in the preseason played a big role in him getting released, general manager Ted Thompson said Sunday there's someone else who also deserves some of the blame.
In the preseason, Young completed only 26 of 49 passes (53.1 percent) with one touchdown, no interceptions and three sacks (71.6 rating) in four preseason appearances.
The Vince Young era in Green Bay ended as abruptly as it began. Young announced the news morning in an almost-readable tweet: Thanks to the @packers for the opportunity great organization great team wonderful fans good luck this season. — Vince Young (@VinceYoung) August 31, 2013 The move did not exactly come as a shock. […]The post B.J. Coleman anointed backup quarterback for...
SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR
When the Packers cut Graham Harrell, it appeared Vince Young had locked up a backup quarterback job. Instead, the team released him.
General manager Ted Thompson took the blame for Vince Young's failure, saying, "I probably should have had him in here earlier." Other than saying the Packers are looking at every position, Thompson wouldn't say whether the Packers are set at quarterback.
The purpose behind Quick Hits is to catch you up on the most important news, notes, and links that you may have missed from the day prior. Without further ado, here are Sunday’s quick hits:
1. Eagles made their final roster cuts on Saturday leaving them with their 53 man roster.
2. In the midst of roster cuts, one name that particularly stood out was Danny Watkins. Watkins is now...