Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Will Vince Young join the Houston Texans? With the injury to Matt Schaub on Sunday and TJ Yates struggling, the calls for the team to sign the former University of Texas quarterback. The calls for Young were fueled in part by himself and his comments on Twitter.
Young took to the social media platform to let everyone know that he’s ready to play and is ready for a call from the Texans. “Let them know VY is in shape and ready to go! I always loved my birth place and everyone who lives in it IM READY”.
Well, Young might be ready but he isn’t the answer at this point. More details regarding Schaub’s injury will be learned later today. T.J. Yates will likely be the starter for the Texans next game, against the formidable defense of the Kansas City Chiefs.
I couldn’t imagine that Gary Kubiak wants to deal with even more distractions at this point. In the midst of a four game losing streak and his defense allowing 72 points in the last two games, adding Young is not the quick fix. Houston is allowing 29 points per game to start the season, very uncharacteristic for this team.
The Texans have two wins this season, but very well could be 0-6. Houston had to rally from a 28-7 deficit in week one against the San Diego Chargers. A 41-yard field goal from Randy Bullock as time expired completed the comeback. The next week, the Texans needed a touchdown and two point conversion under two minutes remaining in order to send the game to overtime and an eventual win over the Tennessee Titans.
Young has not played an NFL since the 2011 season and was a turnover machine in limited action. He threw 9 interceptions in 114 attempts while with the Philadelphia Eagles. He failed to remain a member of the Buffalo Bills the following season. The Texans have enough problems with turnovers on offense, they don’t need to add Young.