In terms of what are realistic expectations for Vince; well, you know the problem is everybody wants instant gratification, they want instant results. But the bottom line is it takes a player of that magnitude time to develop, to find his rhythm and to find his game. And quite frankly you have to have the right people around you, not just on the field, but the right person making the calls. I think the return of Mike Heimerdinger, who played a huge role in Steve McNair's success, is huge for Vince. Coach Heimerdinger is getting that same caliber football of player in Vince Young, and I think that's going to go a long way toward Vince's success. Realistically, I believe Vince is right on time. Every year you want to see improvement, of course. I think last year he wasn't great in terms of statistics, but he still made plays and that's okay. As a player you want to learn from your mistakes, you want to learn from having an off year. You want to see how he's going to respond to that. I think Vince has enough pride in himself and he's such a warrior and a leader, he wants to be the best. He's going to put in the time to be the best he can be. So therefore he's right on time where he needs to be, because guess what? Every year is not going to be a great year. All the great quarterbacks go through it. It's your body of work that will determine if he makes the Hall of Fame or if he has a great career. We're just seeing the first pieces of his body of work and people need to be patient with that. I think they will and I think he'll have a great year this year.
Jul 30, 2008 at 10:19 AM