Young bids farewell, looks forward to next NFL opportunity

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 9:00pm

Vince Young took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to bid farewell to the Tennessee Titans and their fans.

“I had a great run with the Titans and appreciate what the organization did for me,” he said in one tweet. “The staff was great and I am thankful for all they did.”

He followed that immediately with, “To new beginnings. Really excited to bring my talents to a new team.”

Hours earlier team owner Bud Adams announced in a statement that the Titans intended to cut ties with the quarterback, who was the team’s first-round draft pick (third overall) in 2006.

It was unclear whether franchise officials intended to waive Young, which they cannot do before Feb. 7, or attempt to trade him. Any prospect for the latter would require the NFL and the NFL Players Association to come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement.

“Truely [sic] love my teammates, the trainig [sic] staff, cooks, strenth [sic] coach [Steve Watterson], equipment staff, big hoss [equipment manager Paul Noska], and [director or player development] tina tuggle for everything you did 4 me!” Young said in the first of four tweets in a matter of minutes.

Young’s pending departure clearly is the wish of coach Jeff Fisher, whose own status remains undetermined, according to Adams’ statement. The relationship between the player and the coach soured during and immediately after an overtime loss to Washington, after which Fisher said Young forfeited — by his actions — his role as the starting quarterback.

Fisher was unavailable for comment Wednesday.

Young concluded his tweets with one directed at those who visited and worked at LP Field.

“Appreciate everyone at LP Field who made it great to come to work,” he said. “Stadium staff was great!!”

5 Comments on this post:

By: serr8d on 1/5/11 at 10:38

University of TEXIS [sic]

Sigh.

By: noputpa@yahoo.com on 1/6/11 at 8:17

Walter Herron, Sometimes one mal-content can wreck more havoc than an opposing line. Young was a fair quarterback but he was also a Giant distraction. His diva type personality precluded him being a team player. These types are over-rated,over-paid and they eventually start to believe they are irreplaceable.Not true. The Titans are a good team with a championship caliber roster. They just needed to get rid of the sideshows and start to click like the great team they are.Collins has the potential to take them to the Super Bowl. Give him a chance. Thanks,Jeff Fisher and Bud Adams.

By: sumac on 1/6/11 at 8:38

By: serr8d on 1/5/11 at 10:38
University of TEXIS [sic]

Sigh.

THIS MADE MY DAY! Hilarious!

By: jwk6179 on 1/6/11 at 11:03

I don't think the Titans would get as much as Bud thinks they will for Vince Young by trading Young. And why would any team be willing to trade for Vince Young when they can get him for almost nothing if they wait for him to be released.

By: courier37027 on 1/6/11 at 8:28

Free the Wonderlic Six.