The case to acquire Titus Young...
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:15 AM
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:31 AM
I am with LinvilleGorge, Stay Away, Stay far far away.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:37 AM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:05 AM
However, in the NFL, where players' off-field transgressions are seemingly forgotten overnight, this guy managed to get benched on quite possibly the worst disciplined team in the league. And by worst disciplined, I'm talking about player accountability on the field. The Lions don't suck because they have no talent. The Lions suck because they have a lousy head coach who holds no players accountable for their actions- save for Young in this case- and they perform nowhere close to where their talent level is. Tom Coughlin could make the Lions 8-8 next season.
And to be the lone, stand-out trouble-maker on a team where players are seemingly doing whatever the fug they want is not a good sign.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:06 AM
I would not be totally opposed to claiming him off waivers. $550k is nothing and worth the risk to give him a chance.
That's pretty much where I'm at about it.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:42 AM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:46 AM
Second, in Detroit, Megatron, TE, and RB get all the catches. Young was not happy with that situation. Even in practice.
Third, the Lions have 2 players, based solely on last year, that could be starters on our D. Try winning with that.
Fourth, the Lions have had no other issues for over a year, So that arguement is getting old.
So, in summary. If you don't follow a team. Don't talk like you do.
With that said. The right team very well could get Titus to be a productive contented teammate. For as cheap as he is. Why not? The kid does have some talent.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:47 AM
The latest evidence comes from Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, who shares a conversation Young had with his high-school coach, E.C. Robinson, on Christmas Day.
“He did tell me he thought he was just as good Megatron,” Robinson told Birkett. “I said, ‘Titus, come on.’ I said, ‘Come on, man. Who you talking to?’ I said, ‘Come on, you’re as good as that guy? This guy is the real deal.’ And he really believes this. And he was sincere about it. ‘Ah man, I’m better than him.’ I said, ‘No you’re not. Be real man. Come on.’ So I don’t know, I’m hoping for the best for him.”
Oh god this dude is insane.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:41 PM
He makes smitty look like a choir boy.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:56 PM
He's talented, could be had for cheap, and Smitty MAY could help him. Acquiring him could also help us bypass WR in the draft this year if the team felt he was the right direction to go this year.
I just don't have faith in him as a player and don't think we touch him.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:25 PM