Terrell Owens…Problem or Potential?
Today, March 5th, was a big day in Dallas Cowboy football history. As of early this morning, T.O. was no longer a member of “America’s Team.” He was cut by Jerry Jones, leaving the Cowboys with a $9M cap hit in 2009 and leaving Owens without a job or a team. So, the new question goes: will the Cowboys have more success without TO and his drama or will their offense sputter with potential mega-star Roy Williams to fill his void? Or, will Tony Romo finally become the leader that the Cowboys need him to be?
However, the most intriguing point of conversation is the question, where will TO end up? The early speculation falls around the Patriots, Eagles, and Raiders. To me, you might as well rule out the Eagles because Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb, and rightfully so, should want nothing to do with a rebirth of drama that was in Philly a few years ago when Owens was around. And the Patriots? Yes, Belicheck and Bob Kraft could afford him but does anyone honestly think that Owens and Randy Moss could co-exist? If in any realm you think they could, you’ve got to be kidding. Owens couldn’t even co-exist with a set of quality QBs that had no other WRs to throw to. Even then he complained about not getting the ball. With Randy Moss and Wes Welker lined up next to him, he’d get the ball even less. Does anyone smell drama waiting to happen on a game by game basis? And yes sports fans, there IS such thing as having too many weapons…especially when egos get in the way. It just usually doesn’t bode well. As for the Raiders, well….who cares? Oakland is where superstars in the NFL go to end their careers and pretty much fall off the face of the earth. So, who does that leave in the realistic running for TO? If money were no option, SURE I’d love to see my Jacksonville Jaguars make a run at him. Unfortunately, they’re too busy giving the wrong players too much money and handicapping themselves. The only major thing they’ve done right this off-season is get rid of the aging Fred Taylor and slid MoJo Drew into the starting RB slot. But WRs are an untalented barrel in Jax, other than my boy Matt Jones of course. Jack Del Rio, make a run at TO!!! Please!!! The other teams on the radar would be the Redskins (because Snyder could and would buy anyone, including Manny Ramirez if he had the chance), the Giants to replace Plaxico Burress, the Saints so Brees could throw for a few million yards in ’09, and Tennesse because, well, they have no WRs and they have money.
And to end my thoughts on TO now being available to the rest of the NFL, I want to make a point to all those fans out there who are too arrogant and pompous enough to admit that if their team signed TO that they would be thrilled. I mean, come on now. He’s a thoroughbred of an athlete, still has speed, quickness, and strength, and it’s pretty much guaranteed that he’ll produce. If you’re a Redskin fan and vow that you hate TO, you’d be lying to say that you’d be upset if he came to Washington. What a better way for Owens to stick it back to his two old teams in the NFC East, the ‘Boys and the Eagles twice a year, and on the largest stage in football. You fans need to get over yourselves and realize that yes he’s a pain in the locker room, but on the field he’s a monster, a superman of an athlete, and a downright stud WR. If you can put up with a little high school drama, I’d say he’s worth the risk….LETTING THE LOTTERY BEGIN