Talking publicly for the first time since Jeff Fisher sent guys with white coats after him with butterfly nets, Vince Young says that he's fine, he wants to play, and that he was never depressed. The problem was that he had never been booed before, and didn't know how to handle it. Um, good thing he wasn't drafted by Philadelphia.
"I'm fine. I'm good," he said. "I just needed a day-and-a half to get through some things and how to handle things, but now I am OK. I was never depressed, I just hurt a little bit. … When it happens again I'll know how to handle it. I just want everyone in the world to know I am fine."
Hard to believe that that's the same Vince Young who has taken us on a Magical Mystery Tour of crazy all week, but hey, if he's better then I'm happy for him. And I'm sure that those Korean kelp farmers are glad to know he's fine. On Tuesday Young's mother, Felicia Young, told the Tennessean that the Titans' quarterback had indicated he didn't want to play football anymore because of all the negativity he faced. Young took questions from reporters for 16 minutes after watching his teammates practice on Thursday.
"Football, this is my life. This is my dream. All I did all these years growing up to get to this point and never had an injury like this before in my life," he said. "It's a hard time because I'm a competitor, and I definitely want to be out on the football field with my teammates. ... It was my first time getting booed," Young said. "I didn't know how to handle that."
Fisher, meanwhile, said that Young will have to earn back his starting job. Well, glad that's settled. Now, Vince, if you could just sign this ... Vince? Where'd he go? ... Vince Young Says He's Not 'Depressed,' Wants To Return To Field [USA Today]