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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
BBAO: Titus Young and reality

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Here is another reason that NFL teams should be wary of claiming or signing former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young anytime soon. As recently as Christmas, Young was telling a former coach that he was as good of a receiver as anyone on the Lions -- trumped not even by All-Pro Calvin Johnson.

That's one of the anecdotes in the Dave Birkett's news story about Young's release in the Detroit Free Press. It aligns with one of several tweets Young sent out last month: "To Be the best you gotta Beat the best #Me."

It's great to be self-confident, but a dash of reality and humility can take a person a long way. As we discussed Monday, Young has a lot of personal work to do before he can be ready to play again in the NFL.

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