Flacco should learn from Titans' Young

Full story: Baltimore Sun

Not to throw ice water on the Joe Flacco story, but everyone surely is aware of who will be on the opposite sideline from him at M&T Bank Stadium tomorrow.

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kros

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#1
Oct 4, 2008
 
Apples and oranges. VY will never be anything but a playground QB (just like Michael Vick). In the NFL where everything on offense and defense is systematic and camoflaged, you can't just run around until someone gets wide open & then throw. Flacco's farther ahead in the learning curve in three games than VY is in three years. Absurd article, really.
Mr Football

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#2
Oct 4, 2008
 
What the hell kind of article is this? THere were reports about Young being a head case before he even came out. They aren't even close to the same personalities or types of Qbs. I know it's a slow day but can't your write about something else?
Chris

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#3
Oct 4, 2008
 
Yup, a lot of people knew Vince Young was going to fail before the draft. Read Jason Whitlock's pre draft column from that year it explains a lot. He's been surrounded by people that tell him he's invincible and the best and he believed it. Now he finally figured out that he's a bust and he can't handle it.
ed from park heights

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Oct 4, 2008
 
amazing! an article about with reference to race from Mr. Steele. How unusual. I wonder if it was edited.
eric in owings mills

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#5
Oct 4, 2008
 
The better comparison is Steele and Preston. 2 hack writers that have bored millions with their drivel. Agenda plus race= explosion in blogger success across Algore's internets and impending doom for once succesful newspaper.
Wow

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#6
Oct 4, 2008
 
This really is the stupidest story I've ever seen. Vince Young is a cautionary tale? Yeah, cause so many starting QBs vanish and threaten suicide and get found with a gun and then have their coaches shelter them in the owners box so they don't get booed. It's happened again and... well, once ever.
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#8
Oct 4, 2008
 
They are two completely different QBs. Even in Young's rookie year, he wasn't a passer. Flacco is a passing QB with some mobility. Flacco is also mentality tough, whereas Young suffers a little in that area.
Fire David

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#9
Oct 4, 2008
 
Steele: Successful rookie, you need to take an example from the mentally unstable head case over there.

Not to mention the racial undertones inherent in half of David's articles.

WHERE
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UP
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SH*T!?!
Nice

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#10
Oct 4, 2008
 
Boy, do my nuts itch. Now that's a story or a cheese steak in the making.
Balu

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#11
Oct 4, 2008
 
Huh!!

Sounds like an article Steele wrote on a slow day when he was sitting around with Preston, eating fried chicken and watermelon :)
Luckyjohn

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Oct 4, 2008
 
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Bronco

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#14
Oct 4, 2008
 
Dors Steele ever write a artical where race isn't included?
duke of york

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#15
Oct 4, 2008
 
Ya know, I read this article and thought to myself, "What a stupid, vapid article". I also thought to myself, "Gee, how does this guy have a job at a major daily newspaper?" I also thought, "Another poor article from a poor columnist, I wonder if anyone else feels the same?"
Joshua Radice

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#16
Oct 4, 2008
 
The only thing that Vince Young and Joe Flacco have in common is that they both go to work in a helmet. One is an athletic scrambler who couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat. The other is a classic drop back passer who will never be confused for Troy Smith in terms of overall athleticism.(I loved the TD run and the Tarkenton-esque MNF scramble play, but having watched him for a number of years at Delaware, these things are not going to be his bread and butter)

Scramblers are as good as they will ever be when they show up. They have no upside. They only deteriorate with the physical nature of the NFL game unless they learn how to be a good pocket passer (like McNabb). Pure pocket passers have a better chance to improve.
easywriter01

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#17
Oct 4, 2008
 
What a total waste of space Steele and Preston are. What a dumb article. No comparison between Flacco and YOung. VY is a bust because his IQ is borderline imbecile (he scored 6, that's right, 6, on a 50-question MULTIPLE CHOICE Wonderlic IQ teat -- the lowest score in the history of the NFL combine). You do the math -- a monkey throwing banana peels into five randomly arranged boxes labeled A, B, C, D and E, would, in all statistical probability, score at least a 10. Young also hasn't endeared himself to his teammates by hanging out shirtless in gay bars. If you think the general population is homophobic, you ain't seen nothing until you hang around NFL players for about two minutes. VY was coddled at Texas, had people to take his tests, write his papers, etc. Everyone treated him like a god. Now, everyone (like Steele and Preston) who likened him to the next coming of Roger Staubach is looking for a place to hide before people laugh at them so hard they wet themselves. Flacco is a passer, while Young is a playground player. Flacco can understand English AND the plays. He can make decisions, not instinctively do a Fran Takenton imitation long before a scramble is necessary, or productive. In other words, Flacco has a brain. I'll bet you he even exceeded double digits on the Wonderlic test, something Young, Steele and Preston would be hard pressed to do....
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#18
Oct 4, 2008
 
im not normally a steele basher like some regulars here, but my take after reading was....wtf is the point?
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#19
Oct 4, 2008
 
easywriter01 wrote:
What a total waste of space Steele and Preston are. What a dumb article. No comparison between Flacco and YOung. VY is a bust because his IQ is borderline imbecile (he scored 6, that's right, 6, on a 50-question MULTIPLE CHOICE Wonderlic IQ teat -- the lowest score in the history of the NFL combine). You do the math -- a monkey throwing banana peels into five randomly arranged boxes labeled A, B, C, D and E, would, in all statistical probability, score at least a 10. Young also hasn't endeared himself to his teammates by hanging out shirtless in gay bars. If you think the general population is homophobic, you ain't seen nothing until you hang around NFL players for about two minutes. VY was coddled at Texas, had people to take his tests, write his papers, etc. Everyone treated him like a god. Now, everyone (like Steele and Preston) who likened him to the next coming of Roger Staubach is looking for a place to hide before people laugh at them so hard they wet themselves. Flacco is a passer, while Young is a playground player. Flacco can understand English AND the plays. He can make decisions, not instinctively do a Fran Takenton imitation long before a scramble is necessary, or productive. In other words, Flacco has a brain. I'll bet you he even exceeded double digits on the Wonderlic test, something Young, Steele and Preston would be hard pressed to do....
Actually, I had heard that Flacco had received one of the highest scores EVer on the Wonderlic test, which is another reason why he was so highly sought by the Ravens.
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Oct 5, 2008
 
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#21
Oct 6, 2008
 
"Flacco should learn from Titans' Young"

Agree, Flacco needs to go back to the bench and learn to stay in the pocket and not run out just to toss int's.

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