Over the last several days, there have been several articles and posts about vince young. But I still dont think I have a grasp of the sentiment around here about him. I think I know the majority want to see him as a backup only but I think I want to see a poll result.
Hence the post.
Personally, I like the signing. I dont think his competition is thigpen at all. Infact, it is clear to me thigpen is not going to be here past august.
Going slightly off topic, I have read several times that Nix seemed clueless about a defensive plan. On the contrary, I have noticed Nix always has a backup plan. The Dave Wannstedt signing is no coincidence. George Edwards failed miserably in 2010. Nix went and got a replacement and gave edwards a 2nd chance anyway. If he had waited for edwards to fail another year and then search for a coordinator, he might not have found one. Nix to me appears as a person, who will always have a plan B, who will not be forced into situations but pounce on opportunities when they arise before they become necessary.
Back to the topic, I see the same with Fitz. Fitz was given 2 full years of no competition. He improved his completion percentage to 62% but he still threw 23 INTs and still doesnt have a deep ball and still doesnt win. I definitely think young is a starter-in-line more than a backup. If Fitz doesnt fail like George Edwards in his 3rd season, all the power to him. But Nix is not going to sit around for fitz to fail and then figure out who will be the qb.
I personally wish to see young takeover the starting position from fitz. And I fully believe Nix will always be on the look out for another option incase young doesnt succeed, either through draft or another sudden opportunity. Fitz has used up enough freedom.