Can VY still go home?

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Matt's Take:

It's safe to say, "Houston, we have a problem."

In a matter of weeks, the Houston Texans have gone from perennial Super Bowl favorites to a floundering 2-4 team that can't seem to do anything right.

The wheels are coming off of the bus, and if the Texans don't right the ship quickly there may be a mass fire sale in the offseason. The Texans have been laughable in all phases of the game.

Quarterback Matt Schaub has been a shell of his former self this season, throwing a pick six in four consecutive games, before exiting Saturday's blowout loss to the St. Louis Rams with an ankle injury and a chorus of cheers from the crowd.

It's time for the Texans' brass to make a change at quarterback. Schaub is not getting the job done and he's costing his team victories.

Former Texas Longhorn, Houston native and draft bust Vince Young has taken to Twitter, lobbying the team to give him a shot under center.

"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," he tweeted Sunday.

If "VY" was capable of being an NFL quarterback he would be on a roster somewhere.

Maybe expectations were set to high, or maybe he was just a talented college quarterback — along the lines of Tim Tebow, Troy Smith and Danny Wuerffel — that was never destined to pan out in the big leagues.

Vince Young is not the answer for the Texans. They may as well just start University of Houston product Case Keenum, who just so happens to be the NCAA's all-time leader in total passing yards, touchdowns, and completions.

Andrew’s Take:

First of all, let me say that I’m conflicted about providing any kind of advice to a franchise whose fans cheer the injury of a player.

And not just any player, THEIR quarterback. That’s right, when Matt Schaub went down on Sunday, there was a considerable amount of cheering.

I could write an entire article about how I’d like to treat these fans, but that’s not why we’re here.

We’re here because there’s a huge opportunity that has been presented to the Houston Texans, complete with burnt orange wrapping paper and a red, white and blue bow.

Vince Young has been campaigning to become the next QB for his hometown team, and I don’t see why a deal wasn’t reached a week ago, before a campaign was necessary.

“But Andrew, YOUR Green Bay Packers cut Young in the preseason, why should MY Houston Texans sign him?”

The Packers did not cut Young because he wasn’t capable. The San Francisco 49ers released Seneca Wallace, and the Packers will do anything to beat San Fran. They would even release 3 quarterbacks, including Young, to get an edge by adding a backup who has seen the playbook.

At this point, there is no drawback to a Texans deal with Young. Their current roster is not headed to the playoffs. So why not take a chance on a Texas legend with a very high ceiling?

Do I expect that Young is going to lead a team to the Super Bowl? No. But Houston has to try something new or the season is lost. And why not make that “new something” a QB that will sell merchandise?

Matt Flynn was just picked up by the Buffalo Bills, so I don’t think the Texans have a choice.

But if Houston makes the wrong decision, I don’t care. At this point, their fans deserve it.