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When Vince Young was picked up by the Green Bay Packers fans in Austin were pretty darn happy that one of their favorite sons was getting another chance. However, those that know him more for his antics in the NFL might not have been as confident adding Young was a good idea.
After his performance Friday against the Seahawks I'd be willing to bet that quite a few Cheeseheads will be happy to have Young as the back-up to Aaron Rodgers.
Against the Seahawks he led the Packers to their only touchdown of the game on an 11 play, 80-yard drive that was vintage-Young--and not the Buffalo, Philadelphia, or Tennessee one but the Texas Longhorns-national championship winning one.
Whether it was on the ground (like in the 19-yard scamper above) or in the air he got the job done. He was almost perfect through the air (6-7 for 41 yards and a touchdown) and did a good job on the ground with 31 yards on three carries.
It is not clear if it will be enough for the team to name him the No. 2, but it will certainly help his case. Graham Harrell hasn't been impressive at all during the preseason. At times B.J. Coleman has (not against the 'Hawks), but the popular sentiment is that he's destined for the third string job or practice squad.
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Vince Young is back in the NFL as the backup quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.
Young, 30, was signed to a contract by the Packers on Aug. 5 after sitting out the 2012 season. The Packers will pay Young $715,000 for the season under the terms of that contract.
Quickly Young began to impress in camp and after he moved the Packers offense in their third pre-season game head coach...
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy formally named Vince Young the team’s backup quarterback following a 17-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Friday night in Green Bay. Signing a one-year contract earlier this month, the 30-year-old Young completed six of seven passes for 41 yards and a touchdown against Seattle. Last an NFL employee in 2011 as a Philadelphia Eagle, Young also rushed...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Vince Young still feels way behind the rest of the Green Bay Packers' quarterbacks. Less than three weeks after joining the team, that's understandable. But after Young's performance in Friday night's preseason game, he could be the Packers' new No. 2 option.
Midway through the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks, Young entered the game...
Packers back up quarterback Vince Young put up some strong numbers during Friday night’s preseason game.
Young finished with 41 yards passing on six of seven completions and ran the ball three times for 39 yards.
Through three preseason appearances, V.Y. is 12-of-19 passing (63.2 percent) for 74 yards, the touchdown, and no turnovers. He’s still got some juice in his legs with...
Vince Young never really panned out as a NFL QB, even though he has a pretty good winning %. He is just not a very good passer and is nothing more than a 3rd stringer at this point. See the GIF below showing off his accuracy:
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The Packers are reportedly releasing backup quarterback Graham Harrell, which would make Vince Young the No. 2 man behind Aaron Rodgers.
Mike McCarthy might find it impossible to pass on Vince Young's talent when it comes time for the Green Bay Packers coach to pick his No. 2 quarterback even given Young's limited knowledge of the offense.
Working from a limited play list against the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night Young took a big step toward beating out Graham Harrell for the No. 2 quarterback job in the...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It would seem that Vince Young is the clear-cut option to be the Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback. Just as obvious is that Don Barclay appears to be the Packers' starting right tackle. But, as far as coach Mike McCarthy is concerned, both of those battles are still open.
"We have two quarterbacks here (and) the No. 2 spot hasn't been answered...
Packers QB Vince Young has outplayed Graham Harrell and should be the No. 2 guy behind Aaron Rodgers, according to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.Fantasy Spin:With Aaron Rodgers ahead of him on the depth chart, we wouldn't expect Young to see much playing time in 2013, but Young appears to be the correct handcuff for fantasy owners.
Aaron Rodgers played just one series and Graham Harrell couldn't move the team, but Vince Young provided an immediate spark with his legs on the Packers' only touchdown drive of the night in a 17-10 loss to Seattle.
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Somebody alert the Minnesota Vikings, another Packers player has hit the open market. Reports are out there that Graham Harrell is getting cut, meaning Vince Young has won the Packers’ backup QB job. The Packers are effed if Vince Young needs to play for an extended stretch of games, but probably not as effed as they...
After an impressive performance on Friday night by Vince Young, the Packers will be releasing Graham Harrell, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/371359702510477312 As much as the Packers would have liked to have seen Harrell win the back up job, he never stepped up the way they needed him to. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Graham Harrell era as the Green Bay Packers' backup quarterback is over. Less than 24 hours after Harrell entered the Packers' preseason game in relief of Aaron Rodgers and produced five scoreless drives, the team has decided to release him and go in a different direction, according to FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez.
That different direction is likely...
I think that I should start this article with a disclaimer…I am NOT speaking for all Green Bay Packers fans. I am only speaking for myself. With that being said, Friday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks was personal for me. I’m pretty sure that everyone remembers the Seattle Seahawks “victory” against the Packers last season…the Hail Mary on the final play that was...