For the majority of his tenure in the Motor City, Young offered little in the way of positivity. He was a cancer in the locker room, he was largely unproductive on the field, and he showed little effort to rein in his bad behavior and piss poor attitude.
Really, it was only a matter of time before the Lions’ front office did what they had likely been threatening for quite some time — and that was let him go.
Even in his rookie season, Young’s behavior foreshadowed his eventual demise. He was a nuisance on the field — showing a lack of discipline so infuriating even the Oakland Raiders would blush. And then last summer, Young was sent home after punching safety Louis Delmas during voluntary workouts.
As his production on the field dropped, it seems his desire to be a loyal teammate did, too.
Young was sent home a second time after he purposefully lined up incorrectly in the Nov. 18 game against the Green Bay Packers. And his fight with wide receiver coach Shawn Jefferson was just icing on an already bitter cake. » Continue reading “The Curious Case of Titus Young”