Vince Young said today that he has no regrets about the "Dream Team’’ comment he made three-plus weeks ago after signing with the Eagles.
"That’s just how I feel about the guys here,’’ the quarterback said. "I have a lot of respect for each and every one of the guys in this locker room and the coaches. That’s just how I feel. If we continue to keep working as a team, as a unit, I really feel like we can be where we want to be at.’’
Young has taken a lot of heat from the media and from players around the NFL for his comment. Curiously, while he said he has no regrets about saying it, he also said the comment was taken out of context.
"That’s pretty much how it goes with Vince Young,’’ Young said. "My words always get taken out of context.
"Basically what I meant is we really do have a talented bunch of guys. And I really feel if we continue to keep working and take care of our responsibilities and finish like we want to finish as a team. . . but however anybody wants to take it, that’s how they’re going to take it.
"That’s how the Miami Heat was. Those guys ended up there in the NBA Finals. It’s all about getting your chemistry right and playing together and taking steps to be where you want to be at.’’
Young, who signed a one-year deal with the Eagles, probably will be the Eagles’ season-opening backup to Mike Vick, but that’s no given. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has said it’s still an open competition between Young and second-year man Mike Kafka.
Kafka is coming off a 14-for-19, 2-touchdown performance last week against Pittsburgh. Young has a 46.6 passer rating in the first two preseason games.
"It’s getting there, it’s getting there,’’ Young said of learning the Eagles’ offense. "I’m not gonna say I’m where I want to be at yet. But I’m where I need to be at based on not having an offseason and things like that. Overall, I just feel that by paying attention and listening has helped me out a whole lot.’’