Doesn’t Young de­serve a chance?

Former Horns QB would do bet­ter than Ari­zona’s aw­ful duo. Tom Brady throws for 296 yards, four scor­ing passes to hand Tex­ans their sec­ond loss.

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you’re telling me that John Skelton and Ryan Lind­ley are play­ing in the NFL, and Vince Young can’t even get a tryout?

If you watched two min­utes of Seat­tle’s 58-0 an­ni­hi­la­tion of the Ari­zona Car­di­nals on Sun­day, it quickly be­came ap­par­ent that the most fa­mous un­em­ployed Texas ex de­serves a chance to play in this league.

Ari­zona quar­ter­backs Skelton and Lind­ley com­bined to com­plete 19 of 39 passes for 133 yards with four in­ter­cep­tions and two fum­bles in the worst per­for­mance this league has seen in years. Or at least since last week, when the Cards racked up 137 yards of of­fense in a 7-6 loss to the New York Jets.

Ap­par­ently, I wasn’t the only one who no­ticed.

Young re­port­edly tweeted Car­di­nals star Larry Fitzger­ald, say­ing, “You know I can help tell coach.”

The coach is Ken Whisen­hunt, who had the team within sec­onds of up­set­ting Pitts­burgh in the Su­per Bowl four years ago. It wouldn’t kill the Car­di­nals’ mo­rale if he brought in Young, who has ac­tu­ally en­joyed some success in this league, de­spite his well­doc­u­mented prob­lems with Jeff Fisher in Ten­nessee. If guys like Skelton and Lind­ley play, why can’t a quar­ter­back who went 31-19 as a starter and played in two Pro Bowls even get a sniff?

Shoot, Mark Sanchez has a job. Why not VY? Can

you re­mem­ber the last time the Dal­las Cow­boys showed this type of heart? On the heels of one team­mate los­ing his life in an in­ci­dent in which an­other faces charges, Dal­las went to Cincin­nati and pulled out an un­likely 20-19 win over the fa­vored Ben­gals.

Foot­ball is a very small part of our world, but those were real emo­tions dis­played by play­ers like Kevin Hatcher and de­fen­sive back Bran­don Carr, a former Kansas City Chief who found out about team­mate Jerry Brown’s death and the jail­ing of team­mate Josh Brent af­ter at­tend­ing the funeral of Kasan­dra Perkins,

By Howard Ul­man FOXBOROUGH, MaSS. — Tom Brady threw four touch­down passes as the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots turned their much­hyped game against Hous­ton into a mis­match, beat­ing the Tex­ans 42-14 in a matchup of di­vi­sion lead­ers on Mon­day night.

The Tex­ans (11-2) en­tered with the NFL’s best record.

But New Eng­land (10-3), with plenty of big-game ex­pe­ri­ence with five Su­per Bowl ap­pear­ances and three cham­pi­onships in the past 11 sea­sons, con­fused and dom­i­nated the Tex­ans, who reached the play­offs last sea­son for the first time since join­ing the NFL in 2002.

Tak­ing ad­van­tage of dis­or­ga­ni­za­tion and poor cov­er­age by the Tex­ans, Brady threw scor­ing passes on his first three pos­ses­sions — 7 yards to Aaron Her­nan­dez, 37 yards to Bran­don Lloyd and 4 yards to Her­nan­dez, for a 21-0 lead four min­utes into the sec­ond quar­ter.

The Tex­ans tried to whit­tle the deficit at half­time by go­ing for it twice on fourth down in


Vince Young is wor­thy of a job with an NFL team — he’s 31-19 as a start­ing quar­ter­back and has played in two Pro Bowls.

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