Titans’ Young plans to play it cool

Vince Young watches the Titans against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2008 season. (Nick Laham / Getty Images)

Vince Young didn't win his job back after he was injured last season. (Nick Laham / Getty Images)

You couldn’t blame Titans QB Vince Young for being a little bitter. He went from a No. 3 overall selection in 2006, to leading the Titans to the playoffs in 2007. But he watched from the bench last season as Kerry Collins led the Titans to the best regular-season record in the NFL. Then the Titans organization went out of their way to make sure Collins came back for 2009, signing the journeyman quarterback to a two-year, $14 million deal and said that Collins would be the starter.

But Young told The Tennessean over the weekend he now understands that certain things are out of his control and he will not only be Collins’ backup, but a cheerful one, too.

    “I am just going to keep my mouth closed, man. All I am doing this year is shutting up, just shutting up and working,” Young said. “I am going to smile and shut up and continue being Vince Young, a happy smiling guy. I am not going to get into the hoopla any more because of the fact I can’t win any more, I see.
    “I am just going to shut my mouth and play my role and if they need me then I will be available as a weapon.”

Young said that he still loves Nashville and is committed to the Titans. Coach Jeff Fisher said last month that Young is still a big part of the team’s future and that he will have a chance to get on the field this season.

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