Titus Young May Have Overstayed His Welcome & More NFC North News

Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistNovember 29, 2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28:  Titus Young #16 reacts to a late fourth quarter call during the game against the Seattle Seahwaks at Ford Field on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Seahwaks 28-24.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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The Lions and Titus Young have sounded a bit too much like a bad episode of Friends this week. 

You see, they were just on a break—one they needed because Young acted like an idiot on Thanksgiving by purposely running the wrong routes and lining up in the wrong places.

The Detroit News' Chris McCosky reports that head coach Jim Schwartz believes the two sides "just needed some time apart to get some stuff straightened out."

Does this sound like the start of a divorce to anyone else?

Much like the geeky dude on Friends with the monkey yelling that he and the former Mrs. Brad Pitt were on a break to excuse him cheating on her, it sounds like a load of hooey.

Listen, this is the guy who allegedly lined up in the wrong spot—on purpose—multiple times against Green Bay in Week 11.

Why are they couching their handling of him as if it's nothing?

I gave Adrian Peterson a little crap the other day for missing the team bus, but this is way beyond that. This is willful insubordination.

It's hard to imagine Young as a Lion for much longer. Ryan Broyles is as talented with less than half the diva attitude and immaturity of Young. He's performing well and at this rate Young is already behind him and might be behind Mike Thomas.

The Lions should hold onto him for the rest of the season because they might need the depth.

However, it's clear that he's not interested in taking the next step to being a great receiver.

There has been a debate about whether Ndamukong Suh is more trouble than he's worth.

With Young, it shouldn't even be a debate.

This offseason, the Lions need to cut the cord.

On to the rest of the NFC North.


Chicago Bears

Jeff Dickerson at ESPN Chicago writes that Matt Forte seems on track to play Sunday.

The Tribune's Brad Biggs says the Bears are continuing to adjust the offensive line.

More on the offensive line, specifically Gabe Carimi, by Adam Jahns over at the Sun-Times.


Detroit Lions

According to Mlive.com's Justin Rogers, coach Jim Schwartz isn't worried about Matt Stafford's mechanics and doesn't believe they affect his game at all.

Suh thinks he will always be judged because of last year's Thanksgiving stomp, according to Carlos Monarrez of the Free Press.

Someone who agrees with me about letting go of Titus Young is Jamie Samuelsen of WXYT FM, who wrote in the Free Press that it's time to part ways.


Green Bay Packers

Over at CheeseheadTV.com, Brian Carriveau says it's time to take a hard look at the offensive play-calling of the Packers.

Adrian Peterson is going to be hard to stop according to Tom Silverstein of the Journal-Sentinel.

Over at AllGreenBayPackers.com, Marques Eversoll says that while the Packers haven't quite met expectations, this is still a pretty darn good team.


Minnesota Vikings

The Green Bay Packers might not have CJ Wilson on Sunday and Mike Wobschall takes a closer look at what that means over at Vikings.com.

Jared Allen got fined $21,000 for his hit on Lance Louis, which ended the Bears lineman's season, according to the Pioneer Press.

Judd Zulgad has his weekly notebook up at 1500 ESPN, and it includes bits on several injuries including Jasper Brinkley's shoulder sprain as well as some thoughts on the week so far.


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