There were a lot of high hopes for Titus Young's career with the Detroit Lions.
Young, a former Boise State star, was to bring youth, excitement, speed and great hands to the Lions receiving corps.
But, instead, he's brought nothing but headaches to the Lions and their fans.
Young apparently will quit playing for Detroit if he doesn't get the ball. Well, if he starts running routes the way they're supposed to be ran, maybe he will get the ball.
If he shows up to practice and doesn't throw a tantrum, maybe then he'll get a few passes from Matthew Stafford. Oh, and stop hitting Louis Delmas
That's important, too.
But wait. Young was sent home prior to Thanksgiving. Can he quit a team that probably doesn't want him back?
Young expressed his frustration on Twitter, dictating his terms to the masses.
Like I said I never been selfish but if I'm not going to get the football I don't want play anymore.
Young later followed with this dandy:
Never have I ran the wrong route, just put myself where the ball was going
Young has growing up to do -- a lot, actually. The Lions don't need me-first-types to speed up what looks to be a catastrophe in the making in Detroit. Lions coach Jim Schwartz and GM Martin Mayhew aren't jumping at the chance to bring back Young, either.
Mayhew said this about Young's potential return about three weeks ago (via MLive.com's Anwar Richardson)
You know what? I think it's hard to say right now. There's a lot of time between now and when he has to come back. I think there's a lot that needs to happen between now and then. We'll decide that at the appropriate time, but we haven't decided that at this point.
I think it has to be the right situation for him and for us. We'll have to decide if that's what it is.
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