CASTILLO: Titus Young, Big Mouth or Easy Out?

Roger Castillo (@rogmartin81)

By Jeffrey Beall (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

By Jeffrey Beall (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

One catch for 24 yards.

Four catches for 35 yards.

Two catches for 20 yards.

 Nine catches for 100 yards for 2 touchdowns.

What are these stats? The last four games for Titus Young, Sr. in 2012.

So why do I bring up his stat line? Well, there’s a good reason why.

Young on Twitter this week has this gem: @TitusDYoungSr: “Never needed the money Give me a dollar and a ball bet I come back #HallofFame”

Wow, okay what else do you have Titus?

“Oh I’m not done, if y’all going to cut me let me go. I’m tired of the threats.”

Look Lions fans, I know you’re saying get rid of him. He is a bust. He lined up wrong against the Packers to spite whomever. He fought with Louis Delmas. He has not produced up against one of the best receivers the NFL has ever seen. He has been just a distraction.

Well, I present an interesting case-study. Titus Young fits the prima-donna for a wide receiver that has existed the past ten years or so. Chad Ochocinco (or Johnson, I can’t remember anymore…) and Terrell Owens are examples of this.

If the Lions saw this coming, why isn’t there someone in the locker room to tell him to just shut his month? What he is saying on Twitter is just stupid and clearly is seeking attention but the Lions don’t have the locker room or winning culture to harness a guy like this.

It starts there.

If the Lions had a locker room like the 49ers or the Ravens, they could have been taking a step forward towards respectability, but instead, the Lions have a GM who doesn’t speak to the media, a head coach who says everything is fine and coordinators who still have their jobs, yet, all their assistants got fired.

Titus Young may never make the Hall of Fame, but perhaps he just knows that as a Lion, he doesn’t have a chance at all.

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