Detroit Lions Should Part Ways With Titus Young After Twitter Comments

By Chris Katje
USA TODAY Sports-Raj Mehta

Attention to Jim Schwartz and Martin Mayhew, it’s time to part ways with Titus Young.

The Detroit Lions wide receiver had a horrible 2012 season that ended with him being benched after trying to sabotage the team. Today, Young took to Twitter to air his concerns about not getting the ball enough.

In 2012, Titus had 33 catches for 383 yards and four touchdowns. Young even found himself in the perfect situation, after an injury to number-two receiver Nate Burleson left an opportunity for the second-year player. Young did well for a while, and even had his first 100-yard game against the Seattle Seahawks. Eventually, Young went back to his old ways and got tired of Calvin Johnson getting the ball more than him.

In a NFC North rivalry game with the Green Bay Packers, Titus caught one of only six passes thrown his way. Titus dropped two key third down passes and appeared to laugh after one of them. Young would later be benched in the game, after it was learned he lined up incorrectly on purpose, drawing a penalty and confusion on the Lions offense.

After this game, Young was listed as inactive and was eventually put on season-ending injured reserve. Many Lions fans called for Young to be released and not return in 2013. Schwartz addressed Young to the media, saying he would not rule out Young returning in 2013.

The Lions took a gamble with drafting Young at 44th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, after he dropped in the draft due to character issues. Let’s not forget that Young missed his sophomore season at Boise State due to a fight with a teammate. Lions defensive player Louis Delmas was also the victim of a sucker punch by Young in the preseason. If Young gets more catches next year, I hope it’s not with the Lions.

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