Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by JSn, Mar 6, 2009.
Debate Friday: T.O. or NO?
its amazing this is getting so much attention. it would shock me if we picked him up, but if he kept his mouth shut we'd sure be hard to stop
With Pioli gone BB has resorted to this?
if any team could control him it would be the Patriots, like Moss and Dillon, Belichick could tell him "hey Bud, this is your last chance, and i'll release your butt in a second if you pull ANYTHING"
imagine Brady looking out and seeing Moss, Owens, and Welker out there.
I say we all vote yes just to see what happens! I know this is more of a PFW thing than anything, but still, if Andy Hart says yes, Bill oughta listen!
I mean, The guys at PFW decided to add it to Home Page. Harmless poll.
No big deal - Florio acts like Bill's on the fence about TO so he asked that a poll would be put up to see how the fans felt......I mean really, that's so damn stupid.
With Faulk and Taylor in the backfield...
Shivers. Course we'd still need some effing DEFENSE. But that's another thread (or sixty).
I know you're joking - but aren't the Colts one of the potential landing spots for him?
He wouldn't keep his mouth shut for anyone, but of all the places for him, that one strikes me as making the most sense.
Belichick is the only coach in the NFL, and T.O. knows it, who has the guts AND the authority to cut his ass out of town if he pulls one stunt.
thats why im convinced New England is the only place it would work with T.O.
Aren't you forgetting someone?
(leading rusher last year)
I didn't forget, I just couldn't fit him in my 3-wide 2-rb set, hehe.
I don't think the Colts are anymore likely than the Patriots. Probably a little bit less given BB vs Caldwell in his first season. I think the reason that anyone would mention the Colts is because they haven't issued a statement saying they don't want him. He would be another weapon, just like with New England, and Peyton likely wouldn't be effected by his whining and act. That and Polian wouldn't put up with his chit. I don't see it happening.
You know, the more I think about it...why not try it? Have Brady, Bruschi, Seymour, and Rodney show him thier Super Bowl rings his first day there and say "Shut the F up and you could have one, too."
Plus, could you imagine how much MORE we would be hated by everyone else?
the key is that on day one Belichick makes clear, with the captains standing behind him, one effen word and you are gone and nobody in New England will care one bit.
no other franchise would have the bowling balls to do so.
No doubt the only team that can make a successful reclamation project out of TO is NE. I would think TO and his agent know this and if no other teams comes calling .........
Just imagine if BB brought TO in on a prove it (no bonus) contract, had him drink the Pats kool aid and got him to play the Patriots way? Talk about cementing BB's legacy as the best ever and putting to rest any doubts that it was BB and not Pioli who performed the magic in Patriotland!
I really have mixed feelings about it. I don't think I'd be too upset if we got him because of who our coach is.
They would need to implement a mercy rule if this happened though..
If I were t.o I'd be embarrased of myself getting cut from 3 different teams because of my childish behavior not on feild production. I'm sure bb and co will sit and talk about the idea or having owens that's just what they do. If I were Owens and the pats showed the slightest bit of interest I'd be on my knees begging to have a chance to play for such an established team with the best hc and qb. The patriots are the one team that has a hc and a roster of players that could make this work.
I could see it working for a year. He would be motivated to prove it wasn't him in Dallas. He managed to keep it together for a year in Philly, right?
People were saying the same thing when he went to Dallas. Even Parcells couldnt deal with him............I DO NOT WANT T.O. IN N.E...........
The problem is Owens has displayed a pattern of not caring about what anybody else thinks. The Eagles had a history of playoff success (not in the biggest game, but success nonetheless) and he blew that team up for an acrimonious exit. That gave him a pattern of poor exits from the Niners and Eagles. He did the same with the Cowboys when he was supposedly running out of chances and got Jones to cut him as too big a liability.
Moss has been great, so do you really want to see Owens, who regards himself as the best receiver in the game but is probably hitting an age wall, grumbling about touches when Moss is better and established with the team? No thanks. The down side of that experiment significantly outweighs the potential up side.
I was laughing earlier today at the Yahoo article giving a list of teams that would not want him. I cannot say I have seen that before Owens.
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