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Vince Young is Poised for a Great Game on Sunday

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There is a very interesting article in The Tennessean this morning about Vince Young's "bounce back" games.  Vince's worst 3 games of the season last year were the 1st game against Indianapolis, the game in Philadelphia, and the 2nd Jacksonville game.  Vince followed the 1st Indy game with a solid performance in a win against the Washington Redskins.  He followed the Jacksonville game with an amazing comeback win against the Giants and followed the 2nd Jaguars game with a win against Buffalo.

This is the kind of thing that the Vince haters don't understand or talk about.  In baseball you hear a lot of talk about how a pitcher's record following a loss by his team.  Certain pitchers are considered stoppers while others are not.  Vince Young is a stopper.  He always rallies from bad performances to put his team in a position to win.  Again, the best thing about this is the Titans won this game, so Vince is not being a stopper for the team but only for himself.  

That is the reason that I am so excited to see what Vince will do here.  He has the ability to raise his game when he and his team need it the most.  Not every quarterback can do that.  We are going to go through some growing pains with a young quarterback.  It makes me feel a lot better to know that our quarterback is going to have a career performance to follow his off performances.  It should keep the Titans from suffering through long losing streaks.