Last week, the Buffalo Bills signed quarterback Vince Young to a one-year, $2 million dollar contract. While the former Philadelphia Eagles QB experienced some struggles last season, throwing more interceptions than touchdowns, after examining his overall NFL record, I can understand why the Bills signed him.
For as much flack and criticism as Young is getting through online fan comments and sports writer’s opinions, his overall NFL record of 31-19 is impressive, numbers that hooked Bills coach Chan Gailey. Young’s stats are better than Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 17-31 record. Believe me, I love Ryan, but lets face it. In the end, whether it is fair or not, it all comes down to wins.
Take John Elway, one of the greatest quarterbacks who ever played the game. The guy led the Broncos to 35 comeback wins. What was his career interception total? 226!! Atrocious. Skunk-in-the-Barnyard! But as we admire Elway’s two super bowl rings , we can put a clothespin on our nose and be proud of his double victories.
In terms of career interceptions, Brett Favre really stunk up the NFL joint at 336. While many quarterbacks only get a ring around the collar, Favre won a Superbowl ring against the New England Patriots (a BIG haha!!) in 1997.
I’m no psychic, not for money anyway. Who can tell how Vince Young will perform next year? What he does have going for him: good scrambling ability, a strong arm, and quick release of the football. One thing is for certain. Fitzpatrick not only has to put up some good stats this season, but some victories. In my eyes, a 500 season is not good enough. At the bare minimum, a 9-7 record will satisfy me.
What will happen if the Bills end up at 500 or less? A Skunk-in-the-Barnyard serenade, in three-part-harmony if I can round up some music majors from the college -with no perfume to cover the stench of defeat. Here’s to a 10-6 season!