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3. Is Vince Young the right choice at quarterback?

What's up with Vince Young? Every time it seems like he's solidified his hold on the Titans' starting QB job, something happens to undermine confidence in him. Rumors of missed meetings and workouts have dogged Young this week, leading some to believe that Kerry Collins may be a better choice for the Titans at this juncture. He's injured right now, but when he's healthy, should Collins start at QB?

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There was a time when SportsNation thought pretty highly of Vince Young in an NFL uniform. No, really, it's true, even if we've blacked it out in some kind of collective "Flash Forward" event. On the eve of the 2007 season, more than 36,000 voters ranked Young No. 12 among starting quarterbacks, ahead of Jay Cutler and Eli Manning. Two seasons later, voters ranked Young behind the likes of Jason Campbell and Byron Leftwich among quarterbacks drafted in the first round during the last decade. Amy Winehouse keeps better company than that.

Young's situation has grown so bad that it was left to Titans owner Bud Adams to reportedly pull an Al Davis (minus the leisure suit, we assume) and tell coach Jeff Fisher to play the quarterback ahead of Kerry Collins when the winless team plays the Jaguars. And according to a report in The Tennessean, that's what will happen.

AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky was already dealing with VY drama two weeks ago.

Benjamin (Goodlettsville)

Are the Titans not playing Vince Young more because they are afraid his trade value will go down if he plays? I know they want to go with the player that gives them the best chance to win, but how can the Titans say that Vince is the franchise QB when they don't even think he can give them a chance to win a game?

Paul Kuharsky
Gary Horton

Nonsensical. They aren't playing him because they are worried about his trade value, which is zero? He's due $4.75 million after the season and has a $14 million cap number next year. They won't pay those, and no one is trading for them.

Vince Young (Nashville)

Did you forget I have no Cap Number?Also you didnt put any of the blame on Kerry why do i get all the blame when we failed but none of the credit when we win!

Paul Kuharsky
Gary Horton

Right now you're getting none of the credit for the losing, aren't you enjoying that? Short memory. When you won, you got lauded so much you won offensive rookie of the year!

Vince Young (Nashville)

I have won alot of games for the Titans is there ever a nice comment you can say about me?

Paul Kuharsky
Gary Horton

When I get around to ancient history rather than current events, I will let you know. Full Oct. 15 transcript.

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