I was unable to watch the Packers / Cardinals game live as I don't live in Weyauwega, Wahashnufuque, Wauwatosa or Waukesha (BoDeans, holler!).
So I did what any master of modern media would do, I searched Twitter for Vince Young and followed along interactively.
VY. Forever. pic.twitter.com/0ddmk6pFxG— @BarkingCarnival (@BarkingCarnival) August 10, 2013
Started out pretty good:
Vince Young's first pass goes for 1st down— Nancy Armour (@nrarmour) August 10, 2013
Now we're rolling!
Vince Young, after 2 handoffs, passes on 3rd & 7...and hits Gillett on a crossing play for a 1st down! #Packers— PackerFansUnited.com (@packfansunited) August 10, 2013
Then, well, not really sure:
You have no fucking idea, man. "@birigdjow: VINCE YOUNG QUE MONSTRO NEGRO"— @BarkingCarnival (@BarkingCarnival) August 10, 2013
Okay, now we're back on track:
Scramble for Vince Young wakes up fans. Has the Packers at midfield.— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) August 10, 2013
He's winning over the cheddarheads!
Vince Young rushes for 5 and first down. Young already showing the mobility that the other backups don't have. This could be interesting— Bill Scott (@bscottwrn) August 10, 2013
Apologies. That was probably a bit harsh.
A metric fuckton of people. "@sassybadger17: Who remembers when vince young played against usc for the national championship... #2005"— @BarkingCarnival (@BarkingCarnival) August 10, 2013
Back to the fun. Kindred spirits!
Watching Vince Young scramble for 1st downs just warms my heart.— John (@JohnxDiaz) August 10, 2013
Claro que si, amigo!
Bien Vince Young!— Eduardo Del Mazo (@lalodelmazo) August 10, 2013
Forget that cracker Graham, Vince Young is the one son! #12sBackup— Smith Alexander (@rednaxelAS) August 10, 2013
Let's not get crazy.
I say that if Vince Young can win this game with these scrubs, we should call for a QB controversy.— Cold (@halcoldvice) August 10, 2013
So, it seems he did some good things but didn't put the team on his back and carry them to an all important preseason victory like the space alien that lives in our collective memory would have. I know that's not realistic.
I think the NFL Network will replay it tonight, so I'll TiVo that.
I did enjoy the Packers team blog and the comments from Mike McCarthy.
(on Vince Young) "My goal with Vince was to get him about 10 or 12 snaps. He’s only been here a couple days. Just wanted to get him where he can go play quarterback. If you’ve been down at practice, particularly yesterday’s practice, I didn’t think I did a very good job of getting him things he’s comfortable with. We were able to spend some time this morning and ironed out a package for him. I thought he did some nice things. I’m trying to think of his two third downs. He had the one competitive throw, with the contact on their sideline, and he had the one that was dropped. We had a double move shot, I’m not exactly sure what happened there, why the ball wasn’t thrown or how the route ended up. It was good just to get him out there. I wanted to get him out there. He hasn’t played football in a year. Obviously, the quarterback position is a little different than playing other positions, so I was happy to get him in the game, get him in the flow of the game and definitely get him started, and we’ll try to do more with him next week."
When it comes to Vince, I'm not really rational or logical. I'm with Young Williams on this.
Come on, man. Get it done. We're all rooting for you.