After leading the Titans to five straight wins, Vince Young is putting on moves we haven’t seen since he single-handedly won the Rose Bowl, and he’s winning games by being both gutsy and smart. He’s Tennessee’s savior, despite some of the mustachioed ol’ boys down south still cringing because they have a black Quarterback when VY throws the ball with his peculiar side-arm style.
But the most amazing part is how far Young’s come. This is the guy who lost his job to a middle-aged Kerry Collins — a QB who’s about as nimble on his feet as Stephen Hawking. This is the guy who felt so bad he’d let everyone down that he openly discussed suicide with a Titans official. And this is also the guy who then took his whip for a joy-ride with a loaded pistol sitting in the passenger seat, just when Coach Fisher was trying to make sure he was still alive.
But when you’re 5–0 on the season as a starter, all that stuff is easily forgotten. He might have taken his sweet-ass time, but it seems that VY has finally come into his own. And despite the fact that our own Dr. Leavenworth thought that he was washed up, maybe it just took some time to adjust to, as the good doctor puts it, “the next level.”