Vince Young Can Thank Aqib Talib

June 15th, 2010

Joe finds all the national chatter surrounding Vince Young’s strip club tussle rather amusing.

Young and many talking heads have voiced their concern that warden Roger Goodell will strike his mighty hand down upon Young and possibly suspend him. Young has even said he’s asking a higher power for help.

Meanwhile, reported that Young, back in Nashville, apologized to teammates, coaches and Titans fans for his role in the altercation.

“I just made a mistake. I made a mistake even being there, and I let that guy provoke me into doing what I did,” Young was quoted as saying.

He added: “I pray to God that Roger Goodell [commissioner of the National Football League] doesn’t come down hard on me, because I definitely want to be here for my teammates.”

Joe’s quite certain that Young can sleep easily. (And surely God has more pressing concerns than the NFL).

After all, helmet-wielding Aqib Talib didn’t even get a public slap on the wrist by Goodell for belting a defenseless cab driver in the head from behind while the guy drove on the highway with Talib, Angelo Crowell and Torrie Cox in the cab last summer.

And all that came on the heels of Talib belting Cox in the face at practice with his helmet; the intended target was Donald Penn.

Talib subsequently paid off the cabbie and asked the courts to let him enter a state diversion program so he could get some counseling and earn a chance to have the charges dropped.

Young’s apparent crime, caught on video, is nothing compared to Talib’s sins. And unlike Talib, Young quickly apologized publicly and expressed widespread remorse.

Joe’s quite certain Goodell won’t do a darn thing to Young, unless somehow he holds quarterbacks to a higher standard than cornerbacks.

18 Responses to “Vince Young Can Thank Aqib Talib”

  1. RahDomDaBest Says:

    Why hasn’t Talib been suspended for conduct….yet?

  2. Orchard full of Idiots... Says:

    Being a blogger allows you to judge the severity of two events without having to witness any of it, first hand….

    This blog is losing traction…

  3. drdneast Says:

    Young nen involved in a highy and paid to play in a very physical violent game getting in a fistfight. I’m shocked and appalled. Who would have thought such a terrible thing might occur.

  4. Joe Says:

    This blog is losing traction

    Really? Joe’s traffic numbers — which come from a third party; Google — suggest otherwise.

    Joe’s curious to your source of such information?

  5. RahDomDaBest Says:

    All Joe is doing is discussing actual events regarding the NFL.

    It’s real simple… if you don’t want to read it and comment on it.. then don’t. There are many blog entries i don’t read on here… lol, sorry Joe… but the overall blog I check to read and comment on the ones that I find interesting.

    So Orchard, if there was only a way to filter your comments… I would in a heart beat.

  6. oar Says:

    drdneast, This isn’t 216 BC Rome, give me a break! And I didn’t know football players were women(lingerie bowl doesn’t count)? There’s two women in that office that get pushed and shoved around in that video too!

  7. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    RahDomDaBest – No need to apologize. Joe doesn’t expect readers to read or want to read everything here. Joe puts out more content than any other Bucs site. If you hang out here 5 or 10 minutes a day, Joe is more than grateful.

  8. Joe Says:


    The NFL was much more physical and violent 20, 30, 40 years ago.

    Joe believes it was Sunday night watching the history of the Packers on NFL Network where they showed an NFL championship game (pre-Super Bowl era) between the Giants and Packers (or maybe it was the history of the Giants and it was a Giants-Bears game?), dudes were getting their heads slammed into the ground some 10 yards out of bounds and there was no flag.

    You could leg-whip back then; head slap back then; kick people back then; block below the knees; absolutey blow people up coming across the middle. Happened almost every play. No flags.

    Now, every one of those elements would get a guy thrown out of game. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, that was standard play.

    Dudes were some ornery mofos back then.

  9. oar Says:

    Joe, Don’t forget the Ole’ Leatherheads and Toothless Days!

  10. Eric S Says:

    A lot of receivers that are in the NFL wouldn’t have survived in the 60s and 70s. The DBs could deck the WRs all the way down the field. There was no pansy 5 yard no contact rule. That is why receivers like Andre Rison, Art Monk or Chris Carter couldn’t hold a candle to Paul Warfield.

    I honestly thought VY had changed last year. I guess not. He is still an entitled make excuses kind of guy. I hate that he threw his friend under the bus. He’s a grown man. He didn’t have to go to the skrip club. Grow up Vince.

  11. drdneast Says:

    If you can’t see the similarites between the NFL and the gladiators who fought in Rome (Oar) then you don’t have much perspective. Heck, I’ve even heard announcers refer to players as gladiators. I don’t think our DNA makeup or biology has changed that much, either. Fact of the matter is, individuals involved in a violent game have more of a propensity towards violence than those who don’t. A 20 year old has much more testosterone coarsing through his body than a 50 year old. Both of these components will lead to an NFL player reacting more violently in a situation than say a middle age claims adjustor working for GEICO. From what I saw of the “fight”, I’ve seen better punches thrown at girls soccer game. I’m not excusing the behavior, I’m just not up in arms about it.
    BTW Joe, I love your blog and try to read it daily. Thanks for supplying the material and the opportunity to vent.

  12. Orchard full of Idiots... Says:


    My bad, “losing traction PERSONALLY”

    But way to pick your battle with my post. Guess you can’t so vehemently deny judging athletes on hearsay and innuendo….

  13. Orchard full of Idiots... Says:

    “Young’s apparent crime, caught on video, is nothing compared to Talib’s sins.”

    Awfully speculative, Joe…

  14. oar Says:

    drdneast, “If you can’t see the similarites between the NFL and the gladiators who fought in Rome (Oar-BTW intials not a canoe/boat element) then you don’t have much perspective.”
    Similarities? I find that hilarious when people compare the two. Last I checked footballers don’t fight to the death and/or fight wild animals to the death. Helmets and pads(well I guess armour isn’t padding, so no to pads), I guess helmets is all that is similar(except no logos). Just my opinion. Nothing to see here folks, move along.
    I really could care less aboout Vince Young and what he/Tenn does. I just get tired of that ole “but he does play a viloent sport” excuse!
    BTW you are profiling football players with that kind of talk, lol!

  15. Joe Says:

    Orchard full of Idiots…:

    On second thought, you may be right. It’s quite a leap to think drilling a driver of a vehicle going down a highway at 55 mph in the head would put anyone’s safety at risk.

  16. admin Says:

    Joe here (again),

    Hey OrchardfullofIdiots – “Heresay and innuendo,” please. Joe has been to the courthouse to see Talib’s file and read the police reports. And Joe spoke to the prosecutor on the case. And Joe has plenty of experience in the legal system. Joe’s also talked to the cab driver. Plus the Vince Young video is, uh, a video. It’s quite clear.

  17. Orchard full of Idiots... Says:


    Yes, a still security camera at the entrance of a strip club reveals all. Everything you could possibly imagine about the incident was brought to light by that single camera. LOL…please… You have no idea what sparked that altercation or the intentions of the people involved.

    I won’t pretend to be a lawyer, but your statement: “Talib subsequently paid off the cabbie and asked the courts to let him enter a state diversion program so he could get some counseling and earn a chance to have the charges dropped,” is a complete manipulation.

    Pre Trial Intervention is offered to a lot of people in order to lighten the burden on the court system. You’re just perpetuating the ignorance of Bucs fans.

    You weren’t in the Cab; You weren’t in the strip club.

    Your article makes perfect sense and I appreciate the insight into the likeliness that Goodell won’t come down on Young. However, to say one was worse than the other is speculative. Why not just say that both, VY and Talib, made questionable decisions?? It’s even more hilarious when you take into account your criticism of not acquiring Brandon Marshall, a real scumbag…

  18. Joe Says:

    Orchard full of Idiots…

    However, to say one was worse than the other is speculative.

    Just so Joe can be clear, you, as a passenger, would be comfortable in an automobile flying down the highway at 55 mph (legal limit) when the driver of said vehicle is blasted in the head?