The day has finally arrived. The day that #10 becomes #1. The day when Vince Young came out of the tunnel in Tennessee as the starting quarterback.
Nine months after the Houston native basically single handedly dismantled a dynasty, six months after being selected third in the NFL draft, four months after franchise quarterback Steve McNair was traded, two months after the signing of Kerry Collins and three games too late.
Now, although he didn’t set the world on fire (a rookie-like 14 for 29, 155 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs) and his Titans looked pathetic losing to the Cowboys 45-14, dropping its record to 0-4, the message maybe coming to focus. The Titans want to be winners again, and it starts with #10. And the faster Young develops (and a defense is found), the sooner they can climb out of the cellar.
More NFL Tibits:
- In the same game, Titans DT Albert Haynesworth decided that he was tired of being stomped by everybody and thought that he would finally do the stomping. Haynesworth stepped in the face of Cowboys C Andre Gurode, a straight hood move. Haynesworth’s next stomp, suspension.
- Chargers’ undefeated: Never More…Ain’t it funny how a change of scenery can revitalize a person? Quarterback Steve McNair (17-30, 158 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs) looked as if he was still at Alcorn State when he led the undefeated Ravens (4-0) to a come from behind win against the then unbeaten Chargers. The 12-year vet scrambled, stood strong in the pocket while taking hits as the Ravens went 60 yards on their final possession. Being with a contender can always reverse time.
- Neither are the Bengals…After the first three weeks, Cincinnati looked as if they were on a mission. But the Patriots ran that idea right out of their minds, outrushing the Bengals 236 to 71 and giving them their first lost of the season. Was this a statement game for the Pats?
And finally…Mario Williams decided to join the NFL party, getting his first sack of his career in a Texans win.