"His dad was one of the greatest at being tough and handling all the criticisms . . . I worry that he grew up in a much different atmosphere, a laissez-faire kind of atmosphere. And I'm worried he really doesn't have the mental toughness to deal with the information overload that comes with the NFL."
Young, who grew up on the mean streets of Salt Lake City, Utah himself has every right to say something like this about Chris Simms. But Young's comments did not go down well with Papa Simms:
"I don't know how Steve Young lives his life, but I don't live mine that way. And I didn't raise my kids that way. You can say whatever you want about my son; the one thing that will get me mad, and I'll stand in your face about it, is about toughness. Who in the hell can be tougher than him, physically or what he endures?"
Chris Simms followed his father's statement up with, "keep talking pretty boy and you'll feel my gangsta."