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Oviedo
02-04-2013, 06:02 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8914628/titus-young-released-detroit-lions

I know many on the board wanted him coming out of college. When his head is on straight he has talent. Would anyone take a chance with Wallace leaving?

supersteeler
02-04-2013, 06:07 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8914628/titus-young-released-detroit-lions

I know many on the board wanted him coming out of college. When his head is on straight he has talent. Would anyone take a chance with Wallace leaving?




Young shortly followed with a another tweet that stated: "Never needed the money Give me a dollar and a ball bet I come back #HallofFame"


Titus, how about some Pittsburgh Perogies and a ball? Will you sign with us?

lloydroid
02-04-2013, 06:14 PM
He's a bum. Why add more bums after getting rid of the bad apples who ruined last season (Wallace). Young has major character issues stemming from just being an idiot. The light never came on. He thinks he is "special" and above doing the things needed to succeed in this league.

phillyesq
02-04-2013, 06:46 PM
I want no part of a player who deliberately sabotaged plays, as Young reportedly did.

Slapstick
02-04-2013, 07:02 PM
I want no part of a player who deliberately sabotaged plays, as Young reportedly did.

I have a difficult time believing that Yound deliberately lined up incorrectly...it happens all the time...

Heck, it happened to the 49ers on their first play from scrimmage yesterday...

BradshawsHairdresser
02-05-2013, 12:09 AM
Titus Young?

NO.

Hope that helps.

hawaiiansteel
02-05-2013, 01:53 AM
He's a bum. Why add more bums after getting rid of the bad apples who ruined last season (Wallace). Young has major character issues stemming from just being an idiot. The light never came on. He thinks he is "special" and above doing the things needed to succeed in this league.

that pretty much sums it up.

no thanks...

RuthlessBurgher
02-05-2013, 02:25 PM
On the same day that we waive Rainey for character issues, there is discussion of picking up Young, who was waived for even more character issues? No thanks.

squidkid
02-05-2013, 04:26 PM
he's truly a POS

steelerkeylargo
02-05-2013, 05:48 PM
Signed with the Rams.

Oviedo
02-05-2013, 05:52 PM
Signed with the Rams.

Bet he is successful.

RuthlessBurgher
02-05-2013, 07:52 PM
Bet he is successful.

I think it's more likely he finds himself back on the waiver wire within a year.

DBR96A
02-05-2013, 08:50 PM
I keep finding more and more reasons to be embarrassed by my fellow fans. The Steelers have too goddamn many head cases as it is. What better way to solve this problem than by signing another one! It's like the president solving the budget deficit problem by enacting more expensive legislation.

Slapstick
02-06-2013, 12:08 AM
I keep finding more and more reasons to be embarrassed by my fellow fans. The Steelers have too goddamn many head cases as it is. What better way to solve this problem than by signing another one! It's like the president solving the budget deficit problem by enacting more expensive legislation.

Not quite. The president can't do that because the congress refuses to pass any kind of legislation...

DBR96A
02-06-2013, 02:38 AM
Not quite. The president can't do that because the congress refuses to pass any kind of legislation...
I was talking more about his first two years in office, but whatever.

BradshawsHairdresser
02-06-2013, 09:52 AM
Head case is right. He'd recently been telling people he is better than Calvin Johnson.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000136343/article/titus-young-reportedly-says-hes-better-than-megatron



Maybe if he gets some mental help, he can be salvaged...

phillyesq
02-06-2013, 10:32 AM
I think it's more likely he finds himself back on the waiver wire within a year.

I agree. We wasn't that good when he was playing with a QB who threw for 5000 yards opposite Calvin Johnson. I don't think going to the Rams will help him.

ikestops85
02-06-2013, 12:16 PM
Head case is right. He'd recently been telling people he is better than Calvin Johnson.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000136343/article/titus-young-reportedly-says-hes-better-than-megatron



Maybe if he gets some mental help, he can be salvaged...

Well, he may be better than Calvin Johnson but is he better than Mike Wallace? That is the question according to Mike Wallace's team. :lol:

hawaiiansteel
05-07-2013, 11:16 PM
Bet he is successful.

I'll take that bet...

Report: Titus Young arrested twice

Updated: May 7, 2013
ESPN.com news services

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested twice in a 15-hour span Sunday, according to an Oakland (Mich.) Press report.

Young was pulled over at 12:01 a.m. Sunday in southern California after making an illegal left turn, according to the police report. Young was then arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, booked by the Moreno Valley Police at the Robert Presley Detention Center, issued a citation and later released.

At 2:22 p.m. that same afternoon, officers responded to a local tow yard after a man was seen climbing over a fence. The man turned out to be Young, who said he was looking for his impounded black Mustang.

Young was then arrested for burglary and booked again at the same detention center.

The Lions waived the troubled Young on Feb. 4. Young, a second-round draft pick in 2011, was disciplined multiple times last season.

He was told to stay away from the Lions' facility because he intentionally lined up wrong in a Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

During his time with Detroit, Young also was sent home by the team on three different occasions -- once for punching teammate Louis Delmas during an offseason workout program, then twice for repeated insubordinate behavior.

Young was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams but ultimately released 10 days later.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9252657/titus-young-arrested-twice-15-hour-span-according-report

Captain Lemming
05-08-2013, 12:07 PM
I'll take that bet...

Report: Titus Young arrested twice

Updated: May 7, 2013
ESPN.com news services

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested twice in a 15-hour span Sunday, according to an Oakland (Mich.) Press report.

Young was pulled over at 12:01 a.m. Sunday in southern California after making an illegal left turn, according to the police report. Young was then arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, booked by the Moreno Valley Police at the Robert Presley Detention Center, issued a citation and later released.

At 2:22 p.m. that same afternoon, officers responded to a local tow yard after a man was seen climbing over a fence. The man turned out to be Young, who said he was looking for his impounded black Mustang.

Young was then arrested for burglary and booked again at the same detention center.

The Lions waived the troubled Young on Feb. 4. Young, a second-round draft pick in 2011, was disciplined multiple times last season.

He was told to stay away from the Lions' facility because he intentionally lined up wrong in a Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

During his time with Detroit, Young also was sent home by the team on three different occasions -- once for punching teammate Louis Delmas during an offseason workout program, then twice for repeated insubordinate behavior.

Young was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams but ultimately released 10 days later.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9252657/titus-young-arrested-twice-15-hour-span-according-report


I live in Boise......No you do not want this clown.

He was a punk in college too, was supended for most of a season and was ALMOST kicked off the team.
Second chances is one thing, but at some point you have to say "he is what he is".

Mistakes are one thing, but this dude has character flaws that go to the core of his being.

hawaiiansteel
05-08-2013, 06:48 PM
I live in Boise......No you do not want this clown.

He was a punk in college too, was supended for most of a season and was ALMOST kicked off the team.
Second chances is one thing, but at some point you have to say "he is what he is".

Mistakes are one thing, but this dude has character flaws that go to the core of his being.

yup...

Titus Young’s high school coach thinks WR needs professional help

By Steve DelVecchio May 8, 2013

Titus Young has had an incredibly disappointing NFL career to this point, but he may have hit rock bottom earlier this week when he was arrested twice in a 15-hour span. The former Boise State star found it impossible to stay out of trouble on the field with the Detroit Lions, and that has now spilled over into his personal life.

Young’s former high school coach, EC Robinson, told the Detroit Free Press on Tuesday that he has not spoken to Young since March but could have seen this coming.

“Based on the last time I did see him, I knew unless he got some help there was going to be some issues, and I told him that, too,” Robinson said. “And I thought maybe since I hadn’t heard anything from him he was in some institute getting some help. That’s what I just figured. But I know the last time I saw him, I was just shocked the stage he was in at that time.”

When your old coach assumes you got some sort of institutionalized help based on the conversations he had with you, something is very, very wrong. Robinson also said he hopes Young focuses on getting his life straightened out instead of worrying about football.

“He was talking some things that just didn’t make sense,” he said. “I don’t know, I just wish he’d get some help. I know football is probably out of the question, right now it’s trying to get his life together.”

Whether it be punching a teammate, headbutting an opponent or sabotaging his own offense, Young has done plenty of things that lead us to believe he has some deep-rooted issues that require serious attention. The words of his former coach merely confirm that.

http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/titus_youngs_high_school_coach_thinks_wr_needs_pro fessional_help/13577237?linksrc=home_rg_head_13577237

squidkid
05-08-2013, 08:17 PM
living in lions country, i had to laugh when i heard all the hype from the lions fans(my bros-in-law) about what a great draft pick this guy was. i remember telling them that the guy was a POS and shouldnt have been drafted as high as he was. a franchise like the lions cant afford to continue to take questionable guys with their draft picks if they ever want to be taken seriously in the nfl. he wouldnt listen. now what?

DukieBoy
05-08-2013, 08:22 PM
living in lions country, i had to laugh when i heard all the hype from the lions fans(my bros-in-law) about what a great draft pick this guy was. i remember telling them that the guy was a POS and shouldnt have been drafted as high as he was. a franchise like the lions cant afford to continue to take questionable guys with their draft picks if they ever want to be taken seriously in the nfl. he wouldnt listen. now what?

Aren't you being a little tough on the S, equating it to him ?

squidkid
05-08-2013, 09:53 PM
Aren't you being a little tough on the S, equating it to him ?


my apologies to sh!t

feltdizz
05-09-2013, 09:20 AM
Bet he is successful.

lol.. how much?

hawaiiansteel
05-13-2013, 02:31 AM
yeah, let's sign this guy...:roll:

Titus Young arrested again

Updated: May 12, 2013
ESPN.com news services

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- Authorities say former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested in California for the third time in a week.

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki says the 23-year-old Young was arrested late Friday in San Clemente for allegedly breaking into a home.

Balicki says Young fought with deputies after a foot chase. He has been charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He is in custody Sunday on $75,000 bail.

"There was a brief struggle," Balicki said, according to the Detroit News. "He wanted to fight with the deputies. They ended up subduing him."

Young also was arrested last Sunday in Riverside County on suspicion of driving under the influence, then was arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard.

The Lions waived the troubled Young on Feb. 4. A second-round draft pick in 2011, Young was disciplined multiple times last season and was told to stay away from the Lions' facility because he intentionally lined up wrong in a Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

During his time with Detroit, Young also was sent home by the team on three different occasions -- once for punching teammate Louis Delmas during an offseason workout program, then twice for repeated insubordinate behavior.

Young was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams but ultimately released 10 days later.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9267427/ex-detroit-lions-receiver-titus-young-arrested-third-week

feltdizz
05-13-2013, 09:19 AM
obvious he is bi-polar and/or on drugs....

He will be dead by the end of the year if he doesn't get help.

fezziwig
05-13-2013, 10:53 AM
Wow ! I can't believe that anyone would want him on their team at this point. Good luck to him with fighting against whatever problem is that he may have. Sounds more than just the young man with a super star ego. I would guess we all ran into people like him in our days and to fuel them with money, stardom can really can place a person over the top with even more troubles. Does anyone still want him on our team ?

Oviedo
05-13-2013, 12:20 PM
obvious he is bi-polar and/or on drugs....

He will be dead by the end of the year if he doesn't get help.

Seems like he needs committed for observation. His behavior is classic schizophrenic. I'm sure he will be able to hire a lawyer and sue the NFL because he never knew you could get hurt playing football.

feltdizz
05-13-2013, 01:08 PM
Wow ! I can't believe that anyone would want him on their team at this point. Good luck to him with fighting against whatever problem is that he may have. Sounds more than just the young man with a super star ego. I would guess we all ran into people like him in our days and to fuel them with money, stardom can really can place a person over the top with even more troubles. Does anyone still want him on our team ?

I don't think ego has anything to do with his behavior...

His latest mug shot looks like a guy on the pipe or off his meds...

A coach said he was talking crazy, paranoid, not making any sense...

Sadly.. he reminds me of a cousin of mine. Gifted athlete on the basketball court but in civilian clothing he was a headcase.

feltdizz
05-13-2013, 01:10 PM
Seems like he needs committed for observation. His behavior is classic schizophrenic. I'm sure he will be able to hire a lawyer and sue the NFL because he never knew you could get hurt playing football.


Unless someone intervenes he wouldn't even think of hiring a lawyer.