- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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His recent misdemeanor assault citation in a Dallas strip club calls into question again his maturity. Young has raised eyebrows before by skipping out of the team hotel and missing a flight.
It’s reasonable to expect that he’d be smart enough not to put himself in a situation that would draw such negative attention. And what if he’d broken his hand when he took a swing, or if someone on the other side of the altercation pulled a gun?
Many will say this has little to do with his play on fall Sundays, but the Titans still are not sure exactly what they have. He’s a moody guy who can be a delight or down in the dumps. He throws a nice deep ball but still struggles with short stuff to the flat. Young can be wildly inaccurate.
His game should have evolved more by now.
Still, with the right degree of patience and coaching touch, the team might continue to get the one thing from him he’s consistently managed to produce: wins.
When a former NFL quarterback like Tim Hasselbeck says Young is “not a franchise quarterback” and asks for someone to let him know when Donovan McNabb or Drew Brees does something like this, it makes you pause.
A good share of NFL teams are looking for stable production and leadership out of the quarterback position. The Titans long not to be ranked as one of them. But for the time being, it’s certainly hard to count Young as a lock.