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Meaningless games? No such thing

Every week gives a player a chance to demonstrate his value, secure his future

Originally Published: November 22, 2011
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

Every game changes lives. That may sound like an overstatement, but it isn't. That's the reality of life as an NFL player.

Think about Vince Young. After a series of issues both on and off the field in Tennessee, the Titans released him. His reputation in NFL circles was sullied -- so much so that even though he has a winning record as a starting quarterback in the NFL, he didn't have any suitors.

Young eventually signed a one-year deal with the Eagles as a backup, not sure whether ...

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