Titus Young to Dallas?


As of yesterday the Detroit Lions released wide receiver Titus Young. Titus Young is a talented receiver and can be explosive in the slot, but as you may know he was released because he has been nothing but trouble for the Detroit Lions. Young was constantly a burden on and off the field for the Lions; there was an incident where he was reported to have sucker punched teammate Louis Delmas during practice. Titus Young was once also accused of lining up in the wrong position on purpose during a game against the Green Bay Packers.

Now with all that stated it seems absurd that any team would take a chance on a player as troubled as Young. Well, not if the team’s owner is Jerry Jones. Jerry Jones is notorious for taking chances on talented but troubled receivers. Take Terrell Owens and Dez Bryant for instance both Dez and Terrell were carrying baggage that made many teams look the other way, but despite the baggage Jones went ahead and signed Owens and drafted Bryant in the 2010 NFL draft. While these were bold moves at the time both moves ended being somewhat solid pick ups for Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

Despite Owens departure not ending without incident, he produced a solid report with quarterback Tony Romo. Romo and Owens were often connected on deep passes and also in the end zone. As for Dez, he finally got himself together producing 12 TDs with 1382 yards in the 2012 season. However Dez has his fair of issues off the field, including one instance where police reported that Bryant had allegedly physically harmed his mother during a confrontation at home. This incident lead Jerry Jones to assign Dez a body guard which was entitled to watch over Bryant during his time off the field.

Furthermore, Titus Young may cause more bad than good, he has a bunch of baggage but he’s capable of being a force in the Cowboys offense. It’s no question that the Cowboys need help in the receiver position especially with Bryant and Miles Austin constantly getting injured. Titus Young looks great on paper he finished his career in Detroit with 81 catches 990 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons. Yet in this case the negatives may out way the positives.

The drawbacks of hiring a troubled wide receiver like Titus Young are the unpredictability of the player’s personality and the negative effects it will have on the image of the team. In addition having Young and Bryant on the same team would possibly cripple Bryant’s development and may lead to more off the field issues for the Dallas Cowboys. So as hard as it might be for him Jerry Jones should stay away from Titus Young and players with unsettling personal issues.

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  • Ashley

    Go no where near Titus Young! Just throwing this out there but you think the Boys would be interested in Jennings if Packers don’t bring him back? I mean good leadership guy and he can still play a little!

  • californy

    Titus Young production at Boise

    Production/Experience

    2010: 13 games, 13 starts; 71 rec 1,215 yds 17.1 avg 9 Td, 1
    rushing Td, 23.5 KR avg
    2009: 14 games, 14 starts; 79 rec
    1,041 yds 13.2 avg 10 Td, 151 yds rushing 3 Td, 31 KR 833 yds 26.9 avg 2
    Td
    2008: 3 games, 3 starts (Suspended 10 games) 10 rec 168
    yds 16.8 avg 1 Td, 2 rushing Td
    2007: 13 games, 44 rec 639
    yds 15.5 avg 5 Td, 2 rushing Td

    TITUS YOUNG, WR, BOISE STATE

    Triangle Numbers: 5-11, 170, 4.47

    Scouting Reports:

    Draft
    Countdown:

    Strengths:
    • Outstanding athleticism, quickness and agility
    • Is
    explosive with excellent speed and a burst
    • Deep threat who can separate and
    stretch field
    • Super elusive with fantastic vision and balance
    • Displays
    great vision and instincts as a runner
    • Soft, reliable hands as well as
    superb ball skills
    • Tough and not afraid to work across the middle
    • Real
    productive and made a lot of impact plays
    • Can also contribute as a
    dangerous return man

    Weaknesses:
    • Skinny with short arms and small hands
    • Needs to polish
    and refine route running
    • Will have lapses in concentration at times

    Might struggle to beat a jam at the line
    • Lacks strength and isn’t much of a
    blocker
    • Character concerns must be checked out
    • May be a bit limited
    role-wise in the NFL

    Sideline
    Scouting:

    Positives: Has good but not great speed… Smart player, knows
    where he is on the field at all times, plays the sidelines well… Runs nice crisp
    routes, slips well into zone coverage… Quick off the line of scrimmage… has good
    change of direction ability and cuts well in the open field… Productive, coming
    off back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons… Explosive deep threat, gets behind coverage
    with ease… Dynamic return man, can return both punts and kickoffs in the NFL…
    Tough to bring down when the ball is in his hands, keeps a low center of gravity
    and slips through tackles… Elite short area burst, is an absolute terror with
    the football in his hands… Terrific body control, adjusts well to balls in the
    air and plays the sidelines well.

    Negatives: Very small, would like to see him add some weight
    to his frame… Will have to run well at the combine, anything slower than a 4.50
    will be troublesome for his draft stock… Questionable hands, drops some
    catchable balls… Looks up field before securing the football… Average run
    blocker, size limits his ability to be much of a factor in this area… Stats may
    be inflated due to playing in Boise State’s high powered offense against WAC
    competition… Comes with character concerns, missed most of 2008 due to
    suspension.

    Strengths:

    Speed to burn

    Quick start off line of scrimmage

    Deep threat

    Elusive after catch

    Dangerous kickoff returner

    Competitive and passionate

    Weaknesses:

    Will drop some passes

    Does not project as full-time starter

    Character concerns

    Piled up stats against inferior competition

    Needs to prove he can beat jams at line as pro

    Not much value as run blocker due to size

    Lacks strength

    Summary: Titus Young appears to be the next in a growing
    list of game-changing deep threats. Adding to his value, he carried the ball 47
    times and scored on eight of those efforts. He also handled kickoff return
    duties. Issues surrounding his 2008 suspension from the team will need to be
    addressed. Most teams will take the chance because Young can be dangerous is so
    many different ways.

  • draftmane

    Anquan Boldin or draft D. Rodgers or T. Williams

  • jrcowboy49

    Sign free agent Paul Kruger OLB, 6′ 4″ 270 lbs of Baltimore. He is 28 years old and salary will fit.