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Monday, September 24, 2007

Hand Vince the Heisman

I've been saying it for, oh, six years or so now. Vince Young is the most unique, most electrifying, most undefinable football player I've ever seen.

He was at James Madison High School on the southwest side of Houston. He was at the University of Texas, where he was good enough to make Mack Brown a winner - and that's really hard. And it looks like he's going to build a similar body of work with the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.

Facing a Saints team desperate to avoid an 0-3 start, Vince led the Titans into the Superdome tonight and again showed without a doubt who was the star of that draft class of 2006. It was far from a repeat of the Rose Bowl but the result was virtually the same.

Some of my colleagues have been eager to paint me as a Reggie Bush hater. Really, I'm not. I just think, in the long run, that Reggie won't be worth the second pick of the draft. Not for a receiving running back.

The real prize of that draft was No. 10. The No. 10 who should have been No. 1.

The guy whose Wonderlic score was supposedly lower than all but a few of the lower life forms. The guy Reggie beat out for the Heisman but not for the national title. The guy who some pundits said - before his senior year at UT - would be better off playing receiver.

Well, Reggie is definitely the better receiver. But Vince is the better player. And he always has been.


Blogger Greg Pearson said...

show me more.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Pedro Pizarro said...

Joel, you would've looked like a Hall of Famer against that sorry Saints defense.
You are right, though, that Young has exceeded the expectations of many "experts" -- even if he does throw like a girl :)

9:37 AM  
Blogger Joel Anderson said...

Vince might throw like a girl, Pedro. But Bush runs like one. Lol.

At least we'll know for sure now how good Bush really is.

12:08 PM  

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