Deflating the Vince Young Hype

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When Bryan Broaddus and Jonathan Bales got in on the act on June 17th, as someone with a media background, I was sure of the situation. It’s real easy to figure out. Right now, we’re in the doldrums on the off-season. There is four weeks of nothing from now to mid-July. Let’s hope it stays that way.

In my opinion, it’s a clicks ploy from the editor at DallasCowboys.com. They’re trying to generate interest in their website to stay relevant until training camp. It’s also why they’ve got Jim Gehman from DC Star Magazine catching up with former Dallas Cowboys.

No one else in the Metroplex print media is taking Vince Young to the Cowboys seriously. Tim Cowlishaw from the Dallas Morning News fielded a fan question this week, but ESPN Dallas and the Star-Telegram don’t have a solitary article on it. It’s a fiction created by DallasCowboys.com to stay fresh in one the off-season’s interminable parts, and you fell for it.

Getting to Broaddus’ piece, the former scout turned analyst admits he’s fleshing out Eatman’s article in scout’s jargon. That’s fine, and Broaddus brings his unique insights when he highlights Vince Young’s maturity, college degree, and not being as dumb as perceived. Broaddus also points out how having a stable quarterback like Young the preseason helps coaches evaluate the rest of the offense, which is allegedly why the Cowboys wanted Mike Kafka.

Though Broaddus makes better points, I still maintain it’s a scheme. The ex-scout Broaddus doesn’t mention anything negative about Vince Young’s workout in Austin at Texas’ pro day, which is the singular reason for Young’s “improvement.” I don’t like to be an Ed Koch and pretend I know everything, arguing with relatives about their line of work over a Thanksgiving turkey, but doesn’t a scout also include the bad in his evaluations? Apparently, based upon deduction, Young had a perfect workout in Austin.

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