TO Signs in Cincinnati...Which Means...

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  1. Article Article In the Starting Line-Up

    Ian's Daily Blog - It was reported this evening that wide receiver Terrell Owens has landed with Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco out in Cincinnati, which now turns up the intensity for the Patriots week one match-up against the Bengals on September 12th in Foxboro.

  2. TealSox

    TealSox Guest

    which mean... the Pats corners better bring their "A" game in week one. The signing is proof that Antonio Bryant in in questionable health and the Bungels are worried. Bodden and Butler have their hands full this season.
  3. Calciumee

    Calciumee Supporter Supporter

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    Edelman say hi :)

    But I am glad we didn't sign him! He would probably go off on one because he can't wear #81!
  4. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    If we didn't make the moves in the draft that we did and didn't bring in Holt, I wouldn't have had a problem with bringing Owens in for a look. But it doesn't appear as if we need him now. Brady likes Tate, we drafted heavily at TE, Holt looks to be another good posession guy, and Price is a project for the future. There's no reason now to subject the locker room, which had it's fair share of problems last season, to Owens.

    And the way to stop that offense would be the same way defenses have been stopping our offense since Super Bowl XLII... put Brady on his back.
  5. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    I'll take a wait-and-see approach to the Bengals' offense. There's only one ball; let's see how OchoCinco, Antonio Bryant, and TO co-exist - especially after the Bengals are forced to punt, after a turnover, after a loss, etc. All three of them are used to being the go-to guy; how will they handle being option #2 or option #3, especially if or when their team has a tough loss?
  6. Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Agreed. TO could have been dropped if he ran his mouth, there is no reason not to sign him, it would have made the team a lot more dangerous.
  7. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    The patriots chose Holt over TO. I suspect the FO doesn't think that TO has much left in the tank.

    Personally, I would have liked to see a year of Moss and TO.

    In 2009, we had Moss, Welker, Edelman (who was playing very well in place of Welker late), Aiken and Stanback. We are replacing Aiken and Stanback with Holt and Tate. We even have rookie Price. We had the #3 passing offense in 2009. Brady is healthy. We really didn't need TO.

  8. PatriotsInGA

    PatriotsInGA In the Starting Line-Up

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    This means....Carson Palmer is going to need to turn into Goro in order to keep throwing to both Chad and TO
  9. denverpatsfan

    denverpatsfan Supporter Supporter

    I couldn't agree more. TO will be the difference in a week 1 loss for the Pats.
  10. Buchanty

    Buchanty Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Glad we passed on TO - great athlete, good YAC but 3 things are against him
    a) he drops too many catches. b) locker room needs more team spirit not individual personality. c) $2m +$2m in bonus on top of what we are already paying for WR/TEs - I would rather spend the money on increasing the offer to Mankins
  11. NYCPatsFan

    NYCPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    aw shucks, the Jesters didn't sign him?? Shoot...:eek:
  12. MassPats38

    MassPats38 Supporter Supporter

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    I would say it means very little. Receivers do not seamlessly integrate into an offensive system, and T.O., if he in fact still has the ability to contribute significantly, will likely not be making waves in Week 1 in that offense. The guy was the primary receiver in Buffalo and caught 55 passes last year. I don't care who is throwing him the ball, if he is getting enough separation any pro QB should be able to find him. As stated, "He doesn’t get the separation he used to enjoy coming off the line of scrimmage. Simply put, he’s not a dominant performer."

    While he would have made an interesting storyline, I cannot believe that anyone who watched the guy play last year (he had a grand total of 4 catches against the Pats in two games) believes with all his drop issues that he would be a value added on the Pats rather than a probable cut like Galloway. As stated yesterday, only in Madden Football and its virtual reality.
  13. MVPKiller

    MVPKiller Practice Squad Player

    Which means... the Pats might be already guaranteed a victory in week 1.

    TO has never beaten the Patriots...

    W vs Buffalo 9/14
    W vs Buffalo 12/20

    W vs Dallas 10/14

    W vs Eagles - SB 39

    W vs 49ers - 12/20

    Hopefully he can keep his streak alive!
  14. TommyBrady12

    TommyBrady12 In the Starting Line-Up

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    don't worry. after 2 weeks, TO will start dropping balls and palmer will beging to throw more to Ocho. This will result in TO blowing up and causing the bengals to implode. :D
  15. Who will do that week one? Tully Banta-Cain?

    The AFC East might be a great division, but it's a fact that we have the worst pass rush of any four teams collectively.
  16. strongside

    strongside Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I think it means that Jermaine Gresham just got more room to operate. Don't sleep on this guy in the Bengal's offense. Palmer has never had an option like this. I like gronk and Hernandez but this guy has the chance to be better than both.
  17. Pewsterbaby

    Pewsterbaby Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Which means...

    The Patriots will be the team with the LESSER amount of NATIONAL attention focused on them between the two teams playing in their OWN home opener.
    I betcha the cbs camera crews will be instructed to hone in on the Bengals dynamic duo of comical high profile receivers whenever possible.
    Gee, I thought The Pats had a pretty juicy tandem with Moss & Holt to focus on that first game, but all the mojo fan attention will be on the other sideline.

    Look, before you jump down ma throat and stuff and come at me with all these production stats and chemistry lessons on T.O. and how tha Pats don't need tha fool etc. etc. , remember this-

    I dunno 'bout any of you guys, but I, ME, I tune in every Sunday to see what tha fug is goin' on with the HOT storyline in the NFL, wherever it may be. And, if the thing has some controversy and/or wacky shenanigans thrown in for entertainment sake, all the better.
    I watch footbawl to be ENTERTAINED and like MY team to have the upper hand in the ENTERTAINMENT angle whenever I talk about The Pats with all the haters here in NYC.

    Seems the mojo spotlight has moved on over the past 2 seasons up there in Foxboro. Yeah, and now the freaking home opener is gonna be more of the dang same! The camera crews are gonna be there in the effing BENGALS' sideline.

    Aww, sca-rew that. I, ME, I wanted T.O. in Gillette on opening day. Yeah, in a PATS uniform.
    Yeah, for the T.O. show. and all the FUN, I repeat, FUNNN it woulda been following the status of the proverbial powder keg all season long. "Does it blow up early? Late season? Or never at all?"

    Yeah, now I gotta have it shoved in my face on the day I look forward to starting the day after The Super Bowl every february.

    Know what? It's like seeing your friend going out with tha chick YOU wanted to nail.

    In closing... Either way, win or lose, it's gonna be ENTERTAINING. (that is, before the national spotlight goes along with Ocho Cinco and T.O. outta New England and back to Cincinatti. I hear the sound of crickets at Gillette the day after.
    Call me a spoiled brat, but I hate it when other teams get more attention than The Pats. I like to talk sh*t in NYC in my Brady jersey. T.O. paired up with Chad Johnson ain't helping one friggin bit.

    I wanted my circus, dammit.
  18. TruthSeeker

    TruthSeeker Supporter Supporter

    Some people never learn. :eek: TO is exactly what we don't need.
  19. Leave No Doubt

    Leave No Doubt Supporter Supporter

    LOL absolutely:popcorn: Ocho and TO, I'm entertained already and the season hasn't even started yet :D Carson Palmer deserves a raise.
  20. dhamz

    dhamz In the Starting Line-Up

    Holt is TO for the Pats - a once great WR who is no longer a difference maker but might fill a role. He just doesn't come with the circus TO brings.

    Reports are that TO can double his 2m salary if he catches 100 passes for 1300 and 14 TDs. It goes an extra million to 3m if the numbers are 60/900/10. He is not a guy I would ever want on my team with that type of deal where his personal stats are potentially worth 50 to 100% more $ to him than he makes without them. Nothing like setting the stage for him to implode on you before he ever steps on the field.
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