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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Would you take T.O. on the Dolphins?

Everyone knows Terrell Owens, the guy who did not attempt suicide although he took 35 pills or something like that, was a free agent in the offseason.

And if you've seen the Burger King commercials, you know that T.O.'s agent is Drew Rosenhaus, who resides in Miami Beach and has close connections to the Dolphins. I know that Rosenhaus would have loved to get Owens on the Dolphins.

I also know the Dolphins looked at the situation seriously before bowing out.

"We certainly evaluated him," coach Nick Saban said. "We think he’s an outstanding player, but the business decision part of it was not in the cards for us.”

Translation: T.O. cost too much money.

But it says here the Dallas Cowboys, following their experience with Owens this year, may part ways with the guy. At that point, Owens likely would not be sooo expensive because he would then be a three-time and three-team loser (SF, Philly, Dallas).

So would you, as Dolphins fans, like to see Owens on the Dolphins for cheap?

Please remember that your best option now if either Marty Booker or Chris Chambers get hurt is ... yikes. Inexperience in Derek Hagan. Unproven quality in Cliff Russell.

The Dolphins clearly are worried about the WR position. That is the reason they've worked out guys such as Tyrone Calico, Craphonso Thorpe, Charles Rogers and others.

So would you take T.O., knowing everything you know about him, if the price were right?

Personally, I'd take him. But I wish he was a complete left tackle more than a WR.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as TO goes...I might consider trading Culpepper for him at this point.....

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Jason Allen? Will he start anytime soon, or will he be a #1 draft pick bust?

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way, no how. T.O. is a hugely talented player, but a cancer to a team. I live up here in Eagles territory, and when they got T.O. before the '04 season, everyone was hyped, but I told them all that sooner or later, he would do something or say something that would ruin everything. It only took a season and a half. Obviously, T.O. was a big part of why the Eagles made the Super Bowl in '04, but they didn't win, so was it worth it, knowing what we know now?

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would gladly take TO if I ran a freak show at the circus.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous neerav said...

I would take TO. Saban was able to make Ricky Williams work, he could do well with TO. He'd just have TO visit Lou Rosen each week to know how he's doing.

Let's get TO so the safety's can't cheat and blitz on every down.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Cesar said...

T.O. on the Dolphins ... it's like asking me if I would like to invite some aggressive cancer to move into my nether regions. As you can tell from my response above, the answer is HELL THE “F” NO! The team seems a little shaky now without him, can you imagine with him. Can you imagine C-Pep getting sacked with him even the slightest bit open downfield - he would turn that into a spectacle on TV, on the sidelines, in the locker room, and on the news. And then you would get the herd mentality with the weaker minded players following this fool and you have the makings for a disastrous, yet high draft picking, football team. Unless they can get it in his contract that he is not allowed to open his mouth when doing anything for the team, then I wouldn’t even bother.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Dylan said...

TO may never reach his potential as a receiver due to his personality issues, so that's a huge NO. You also left out our current leading receiver/return man, Wes Welker, off the list of backup receivers. I would rather pay top dollar for a Walter Jones type player to protect Culpepper.

On that note, I don't think Culpepper will do much in this offense until we get him time to get the ball downfield....and everybody seems to know that due to the number of blitzes they are sending at him. I remember his pro bowl years at Minnesota, and he seemed to have minutes in the pocket for Randy Moss to beat DBs downfield. When he didn't have time (and sometimes when he did), he had multiple fumble/interception games due to his inability to read defenses and make quick decisions. Joey seems to be an equally important pickup since he's a smarter QB with skills better suited for this offense. I only hope Hudson Houck pulls the OL together to give us a chance to compete with the top-tier teams, because we'll need to score plenty of points with our lack of pass coverage.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can't take TO because Nick Saban would not get along with him. You can't have a guy like that in this lockerroom. It will not just work. He just upsets me because he is the best reciever in the game when his head is in it. I should break his legs and remind him of his blessings. Waste of talent.

11:37 AM  
Blogger The Dude said...

ha ha, Armando ... you took my joke there at the end!

I'd take him if he could play left tackle.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, No. No.

New England has won 3 Superbowls with players who believe in their rolls and eachother. The Dolphins went undefeated and won two Superbowls with the same plan 30 years ago. A "team" will 99 times out of 100 beat a bunch of "superstars".

T.O. is a Me, Me, Me look at Me once things don't go his way the Circus begins.

How did we do when we had a Hall of Fame QB and 19 number 1 picks on the roster in the 90's? The talent was there to win games and get to the playoffs, but once we needed to pull together and win as a team we could not do it.

How Many Superstars does Pittsburg have? Maybe two and neither really seeks the limelight.

If having the most talented team one the field wins Superbowls we would have won 3 - 4 in the 80's and early 90's.

Stick to the game plan. Get players who will buy into the plan even when we are 3 & 7 or 0 & 2, those are the players who will know how to win when we really need too, in January and February.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have to vote no. Simply because we do have recievers that do well if a ball is getting to them. I believe that because we are doing bad (I mean bad as in offensive line collapsing, McMichael being used as an extra tackle and other stupid mistakes) That we should up and hire some over hyped player like TO. I wouldnt take him I would take a whole offensive line that protects over TO.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous finndolpfan said...

this team needs help in a lot of ways but not in the nutcase category!maybe they could get t.o. to bunk in with manny wright and give him some pointers?why has all the free-agency activity that made any sense so far by saban been directed towards the defence?all his offensive signings and interest have really been questionable!

2:45 PM  
Blogger JerseyDolphan said...


2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't even touch him for my FANTASY team because of character issues. NO WAY should Dolphins even glance in his direction.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't even touch him for my FANTASY team because of character issues. NO WAY should Dolphins even glance in his direction.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Nick Saban said...

Save your energy.....He is not coming here.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a chance... and there should be a rule about how many players on a team can be represented by one agent (Rosenhaus)
That leaves a team wide open for manipulation during contract negotiations. The agent could lowball a star for a 1 year contract while getting more for the rest on multiple years, then blackmail the team by demanding much more for the star to return.
Agents rank up there with lawyers and parasites in the social spectrum, imho

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do believe that T.O. might have character issues. However, I think so much is hyped up about Terrell Owens that its hard for him to stay out of the spotlight.. even when its not his fault. (IE: "suicide" attempt BS)

Someone that said they were in Philly while T.O was on the team... said that they went to the SuperBowl and that they lost... so it wasnt worth it. And im sorry to tell you buddy.. but if it wasnt for TO... you would have lost in the conference championship game like always... and T.O didnt even play in that game. You know why.... because of confidence. The Eagles in 04' played with swagger... the whole team was confident... including the defense. Why? Because of T.O. and his so called "personality". The only reason why T.O has had problems in the past.. lets face it... is because he hates losing.

He is a competitor... by the way in 04'... he played in that SuperBowl and was by far the best player on the field with a SCREW in his ankle holding it together... while someone by the last name of McNabb was playing like shit and puking on numerous occassions. So who stepped up come Super Bowl time... thats right... T.O. If Mcnabb had played like he did the rest of the playoffs the Eagles would have won the SuperBowl.. no questions asked.

Of course I would take T.O. on the Dolphins.... how many of you ill bet left the same type of comments about Ricky... Ricky has some "character" issues as well... he did pretty damn well last time I checked.

4:38 AM  
Blogger Papo from calle ocho, Miami said...

... I think T.O. would be a fine addition to the Miami Dolphins. When he was on the open market, I e-mailed Nick Saban and encouraged him to take a look at him. He has a lot of touchdowns in the NFL. He knows how to do excellent celebrations, and, something that sometimes gets overlooked--he is really good at blocking. T.O. took some pain pills and had a bad reaction, that's why the lady called the police. The 305 likes Chris Chambers and Marty Booker but the 305 calls them out ...

4:44 AM  
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4:45 AM  
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4:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why bother? We don't throw to Chambers or McMichael anyway - at least not so far this season. Why add another WR to the mix who we aren't going to throw to?

Our passing game consists of the outlet to Ronnie, when we're not in the process of getting sacked - so TO would just be a waste of $$.

It sure was painful watching Drew Brees and the Saints slice and dice Atlanta on MNF.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll be honest and tell ya that TO's talent is very tempting, but his reputation as being a team wrecker is very scary. but then again, he isn't getting any younger and the frequency of injuries seem to be growing. until he proves otherwise this season, i'm not sure the reward outweighs the risk at this point. at the rate the Phins are going, they may have a very high draft pick. they might be better off hoping that the Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson comes out as junior and is avaiable at their pick...unless of course that future Hall of Fame bookend LT is available.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it would be convenient for Rosenhaus, then he wouldn't have to fly all over the country to correct TO's mistakes. He'd save a lot of money in jet-fuel!
How's he working for you Drew?
Eagle fan

9:10 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

If I were a coach of ANY football team-even a PeeWee league--I'd rather chew off my own left testicle than bring T.O. on board. You need talent *and* teamwork to win at football. I recall a few of the Dolphin teams near the end of Shula's coaching career that had tremendous talent, particularly on offense, but never seemed to "gel" and, of course, never got anywhere in the playoffs. A lot of the discord was caused by agents, come to think of it, who played the different players against each other (as in "he's getting X, and you're better than him--you need to hold out, etc. etc.)

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My goodness man. What do you need to see. How many teams destroyed and the numerous distractions do you need to see to realize that Terrell Owens is not worth the trouble.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Derick Hagan is the next option if Chambers or Booker get hurt? Isn't Wes Welker statistically neck and neck with Chambers as the best receiving option on the team?

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make that a five time forgot about Baltimore and the fact that he actually is a LOSER. Wanting TO is like asking for cancer. Give me whatever you and Ricky Williams are smoking!

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

T.O.? Not a chance. The more time that passes, the more you see what a wingnut this guy is. I'd take R. Moss over him.

11:30 AM  
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11:42 AM  
Blogger Dol-Fan Sec 139 said...

First, I would prefer the off-season big signings be LARGER than T.O. as in a LEFT TACKLE! However, if the chance occurs to get T.O. for a reasonable cost [his age is an issue] and length of contract [his age is an issue] then I say grab him. Sure he may have off field issues, those problems can have 'corrections' built into the contract. Saban has proven he will work with 'problem players' look at Ricky Williams and Vick signed to the practice squad.

All one needs to know about T.O. on the field is to watch him play in the Super Bowl virtually on a broken leg. He has size, speed moves and on the field, heart.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any team that T.O. goes to will become a SuperBowl contender. Wouldn't it be nice to see the Dolphins in the SuperBowl, or is that asking for too much?

12:08 PM  
Blogger seamus said...

This seems to be the major issue that separates the sports writers from the fans. Before the season, the writers were saying "yes," the fans "no."

He'd be terrible for the team, but he'd give you plenty of good copy.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Tony Shumpert said...

T.O. is handsdown the best wide reciever in the league, and the fish could use him. However, T.O. has issues and problems. Most of us have issues, and that's ok, but both is a remedy for disaster. T.S.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get TO to donate to a sperm bank, perform invitro on a bunch of "volunteer" woman, and raise all those little "TOs" to be come "good JEDI".

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Armondo, why don't you get your head out of your **s. Terrel Owens did not take 35 pills. and No one within the Dallas Cowboys organization has said or done anything to indicate TO won't be a Cowboy net season. GO COWBOYS!!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said:

"Owens likely would not be sooo expensive because he would then be a three-time and three-team loser (SF, Philly, Dallas)."

Make that FOUR...he screwed over the Ravens because he wanted to go to Philly. This walking hurricane will barrel thru any team in his path to get attention. Stop the madness now, NO!!!!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you nuts! I live in Fort Worth and have watched the TO circus here this week. The Dolphins seem to have enough on their hands without bringing in the one player who could destroy the team's fragile chemistry.

I grew up watching the Dolphins in the early 70's. I miss Paul Warfield

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly, the Dolphins WRs have been inconsistent, and he will only give another weapon to Culpepper, you know, a "throw-to-guy" in tough situtations. If Saban did it to Ricky, he can do it to Owens. Give the guy a chance!

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Ted W said...

Heck no. Terrell Owens has destroyed team chemistry everywhere he's been and is currently working overtime to destroy the Cowboys. Not interested. Not even if he was willing to play for league minimum. I'd rather start my Aunt Betty than Terrell Owens and she runs a 4 hour forty.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is he destroying the Cowboys? He hasnt done one bad thing yet with the Cowboys. Just that ESPN loves to rip the guy so much and they spin every little thing. Look at his hamstring problem they said he was faking being hurt and sat out to make a statement to Parcells, yet Steve Smith and Hines Ward fly under the radar. As for the Eagles and 49ers, yea hes done bad stuff there but no with the Cowboys. And another thing, I hate how everyone says well if Saban was able to handle Ricky he could handle T.O. Ricky is the complete opposite of T.O. Ricky was never a me me me person and never acted as if he was bigger than the team. The guy was always quiet and never disruptive. The thing is you guys just watch ESPN and go with whatever the analysts say and you dont think for yourselves.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to Win!!!! Do whatever it takes to Win. Oh and I think Wes Welker is the 3rd WR, soon to be 2nd. He is the only Offensive player playing with all his heart. He is becoming my favorite Offesive player very quickly. Actually he may be my all around favorite due to his work ethics. Saban listen up: Joey is your boy, he will do you justice. He needs you as much as you need him. Forget the pepp!!

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so you guys have no problem with a Tight End(McMichael) that beats his wife while she's pregnant but you have a problem with a guy whose NEVER committed a crime. The only crime TO has ever committed is taking full advantage of a capitalist system.

2:47 PM  
Blogger CubanCulebra said...

Right now? I'd gladly take anyone who'd shake these 53 fools up a notch or two. Bitch and moan about OL, DB's, Culpepper all you want. Bottom line, these guys are all playing soft.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dolphins need to work as a team, not add a malcontent. Does anybody remember the team with 19 first round draft picks that went 9-7, then to Buffalo and got killed in Shula's last game?

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would I take a 34-year old WR, who hasn't played a full season in years (unless he does this year), and isn't exactly off to a stellar start this year?

Um. No?

Why does everyone think that just because Owens was a talented played 2 years ago, he will be one next year? He's old. People do decline.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One person said Saban got Ricky Williams to work...uh correct me if I'm wrong Ricky is playing in the CFL???? TO is a cancer what has he won? NOTHING! He is not the answer to make you a winner ask the SF,Eagles and soon to be Cowboys.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely not. This offseason I thought T.O. was an intriguing possibility. Now I believe he will always just be a menace and a distraction to any NFL team.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is getting another reciever even in question, we lack depth at the position, sure. But reciever is probably bottom of the list of problems we have. We could have C. Johnson, S. Smith, T. Owens, and C. Chambers on the team and it would't matter because we through rinkydink passes and we don't give our qb time to pass the ball. why don't don't you ask a question about an offensive lineman, quit talking about T.O, i'm sure your mind is capable of having another thought.

5:15 PM  
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5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with many of one has indicated that TO will not be with the Cowboys next season. This is all hypothetical talk, but if the situation arose where TO was available for a fair price and could be signed with provisions in his contract that prevented him from doing his usual, then maybe.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't get a chance to finish that thought. If he were available for league-minimum with incentives in his contract for playing time, touchdowns, etc. as well as penalizations for any outbursts, then maybe. We do have some good receivers, but TO would be a playmaker. If he could behave well, shut up and just play the game the way he can, it would make us better. I agree that WR is not a major problem with our offense, but it would be nice to have a guy who could pump up the players give the team some heart. I think D Culpepper will improve over the season - he just needs to adjust to this offense. Joey might be an option if Daunte keeps layting eggs, but a go-to guy with some heart and competitiveness would improve our team.

I agree that you need a 'team first' team to win Super Bowls, but hey - what could it hurt? It's not like I've ever had a chance to see the Fins win it all. A gamble is a gamble, either way. I agree that if the risks do not outweigh the rewards, then it might be worth it to get TO for a 1-2 year contract, just to see how it works out.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely not. TO has destroyed two, and is now working on his 3rd team. He should be out of the NFL regardless of his talent.

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting T.O would be the Dolphin's committing suicide!

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

him and ricky can be roommates

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey, Armondo, why don't you get your head out of your **s. Terrel Owens did not take 35 pills."

To the moron that said this. Don't tell people to get their head out of their ass unless you know what you are talking about. Go to and read the orginial police report by the 1st officer on scene to help TO. The report says TO took an entire bottle of pills. And dont start with that mess that ESPN spins everything against TO. There was no author or writer involved in that. It was just a straight copy of the police report. TO tried to kill himself, knowing him, he probably just wanted more attention.

"How is he destroying the Cowboys? He hasnt done one bad thing yet with the Cowboys. Just that ESPN loves to rip the guy so much and they spin every little thing. Look at his hamstring problem they said he was faking being hurt and sat out to make a statement to Parcells, yet Steve Smith and Hines Ward fly under the radar."

Hines Ward and Steve Smith havent had nearly the problems TO has. ESPN questioned Steve Smith too saying he was using the hammy in a contract holdout. Smith came out publicly and shot down all the rumors. What does TO do? He shows up in a damn Lance Armstrong suit. Dont even try to tell me he hasnt done one thing bad with the cowboys. He did the bike suit. He has almost gotten himself killed and there has been nothing but negative publicity to the team since he joined. All this and we are only thru week 4 of the season. What happens next?

"As for the Eagles and 49ers, yea hes done bad stuff there but no with the Cowboys."

Read what I above. Oh and you forgot how he screwed over the Ravens. That makes the Niners, Ravens and Eagles. 3 strikes are your out. He's already on his 4th chance and its a very rocky start.

6:36 AM  
Blogger oldtimedolfan said...

NOT T.O. How bout Randy Moss. I think by his comments he wants outta Oakland and I think he like to be back with Culpepper

12:28 PM  
Blogger oldtimedolfan said...

NOT T.O. How bout Randy Moss. I think by his comments he wants outta Oakland and I think he like to be back with Culpepper

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Simone said...

I would take the best nfl receiver every day of my life

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Dallas and I cannot honestly say that he has done anything wrong in Dallas. HE is a great citizen in the community with schools and kids. He is the number one story on ESPN all the time so the outsiders would assume he is a distraction. You people have ZERO exposure to what he is doing other than what ESPN wants you to know.

I was at the Cowboys/Redskins game and I watched him on the sidelines. All he did was talk with Bledsoe and the others as well as play his butt off with a broken hand. (which ESPN does not make a big deal out of because it is positive). He had surgery 12 days ago and will be on the field tomorrow. Yeah this guy is destroying the Cowboys. DO not always trust what ESPN says they are very biast.

T.O. IMO will fullfill his contract in Dallas and most likely help them get to the Super Bowl before his contract is up.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Darrin E. McGillis said...

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9:09 PM  
Blogger Dr. T. Alonso said...

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10:29 AM  
Blogger Dr. T. Alonso said...

It is quite clear to me, Armando, that you like hanging out with individuals that wear black leather and are proficient at utilizing whips.In the medical profession the terminology is masochist(The passive party in the practice of masochism, which relates to a general orientation in the life that personal suffering relieves guilt and leads to a reward). The Dolphins have enough problems as it is without adding insult to injury. Must I say more?

Dr. T. Alonso

10:29 AM  
Blogger Dr. T. Alonso said...

By the way, you owe me for the consult.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Cowboys fan and I read everyday and I really would like to know where it says the Cowboys may not bring TO back? I have not heard one thing about that and is probably the best NFL team website out there that actually gives very good news about what is going on with this team.

5:28 PM  

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