Why Not?

Sure he's a locker room cancer. Sure he only cares about his numbers. Sure he's just about the epitome of anti-Packer People.

But as the list of teams grows that flat-out refuse to touch Owens, surely he and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, will realize they don't have many options left. Owens might be able to gotten at a severely discounted rate. THAT is VERY Ted Thompson.

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Tiger's picture

March 05, 2009 at 11:43 am

We have plenty of good receivers, we don't need to sell our soul and ruin our chemistry for flash. TO has never done well anywhere.

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PackerAaron's picture

March 05, 2009 at 11:46 am

I know, I know. It would certainly spice things up though... ;)

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Aaron Rogders's picture

March 05, 2009 at 11:55 am

I would take Driver and Jennings over him any day. I don't even think I would want him in the big 5 formation.....

I liked it when he was on the other side of the country.

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MC's picture

March 05, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Why not. It's not like this team is going to the Super Bowl any time soon, even with <i>good</i> chemistry.

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Keith's picture

March 05, 2009 at 12:24 pm

No. No. No. No. No.

I can rationalize taking almost anyone on my teams (case in point, I REALLY wanted the Mets to sign Bonds last year.) However, TO is a QB soul crusher and I do not want him on the same sideline as Rodgers. Rodgers is going to be our QB for a long time and we don't need TO screwing him up like he screwed up Romo.

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Keith's picture

March 05, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Oh yeah, don't forget that TO is 35 and is probably looking at a steep decline soon. Remember what Branch Rickey said: "I'd rather get rid of a guy a year too early than a year too late."

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Alex Tallitsch's picture

March 05, 2009 at 12:32 pm

"I know, I know. It would certainly spice the comment section up though…"

Fixed that for you.

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Pack93z's picture

March 05, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Better yet, give me one reason why?

Would he be happy being #3, 4 or 5 at the position?

Let Minnesota roll the dice on the dickhead.

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PackerAaron's picture

March 05, 2009 at 12:36 pm

You're right, PackOne. Because that post on Thompson that turned into a Dark Knight-quote fest wasn't spicy at all... ;)

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jerseypackfan's picture

March 05, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Bring him in it helps getting Ted and Mike fired quicker.

But I do not want the ESPN soap opera drama queen cancer on my football team.

Eagle fans are still hurting over him.

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Packnic's picture

March 05, 2009 at 01:03 pm

3 reasons to say yes!

1)Rodgers has already proven to be mentally stronger than Romo or McNabb. Those chokers/pukers couldn't handle TO.

2)We have already seen how Mike McCarthy handles aging prima-dona's who care as much about the spotlight as they do about football. TO can get on the train, or watch it leave the station.

3)TO is quite docile when his team is winning. Seeing as how I think we will win a lot of games next year (and for years to come) I think he will be fine. Couple that with the humbling effect of Ted making him sign for the vet minimum, and you might say TO would fall in line.

(Bonus) seriously. Jennings/TO/DD/Jones/Jordy is a legendary Big 5 WR corp. No one defense in the league could consistently stop that.

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scrumptrulesent's picture

March 05, 2009 at 01:25 pm

His skills are diminishing rapidly. Did you watch the Cowboys this year? He's no longer worth the trouble.

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Pack93z's picture

March 05, 2009 at 01:33 pm

"(Bonus) seriously. Jennings/TO/DD/Jones/Jordy is a legendary Big 5 WR corp. No one defense in the league could consistently stop that."

On paper yes.. in reality, TO would be pissing an moaning before the first snap of the season.. "I love some of ME" not Greg, Donald, James or Jordy... ME..

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Alex Tallitsch's picture

March 05, 2009 at 01:45 pm

"You’re right, PackOne. Because that post on Thompson that turned into a Dark Knight-quote fest wasn’t spicy at all…"

Unicorn power!

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Andrew n Atlanta's picture

March 05, 2009 at 02:00 pm

Keith is right - he's a QB soul crusher. Very well said. I can't believe you even raised this as a possibility Aaron. Bad enough A-Rod had to follow #4, now let's give him TO? Jesus, let's just make fun of his grandmother too and exhaust every possibility of bringing the guy down

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Franklin Hillside's picture

March 05, 2009 at 02:10 pm

Lol.

He's damned if he doesn't make a move, damned if he does make a move.

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PackerAaron's picture

March 05, 2009 at 02:11 pm

Andrew - if Rodgers could handle the ridiculousness of last summer, T.O. would be a walk in the park. Besides, it's a slow news day. (Now THAT is redundancy when it comes to TT and free agency... :) )

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Ryeguy812's picture

March 05, 2009 at 02:13 pm

Maybe we could bring TO in to play OLB?

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Pack93z's picture

March 05, 2009 at 02:18 pm

I think the Cowboys would give you about 9 million reasons why not.. ;)

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Ron La Canne's picture

March 05, 2009 at 02:33 pm

"Bring him in it helps getting Ted and Mike fired quicker."

Jersey, your logic is unassailable. Is FH, really TT?

Let's get this straight, Canty goes elsewhere and we are joyus that we didn't over-pay a FA. TO @ $9 mil. would make the "Big Five" awsome. Errrr, one thing left out to run the Big Five (which rarely saw the field last year) is YOUR FRONT LINE MUST BE ABLE TO BLOCK.

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Keith's picture

March 05, 2009 at 03:51 pm

Ron, thank you. When will everyone realize that football games are won on the line, not out wide?

BTW, guess who led the NFC in drops last year? Oh yeah...

http://sports.iwon.com/nfl/stats/league/passesdropped.html

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Andrew n Atlanta's picture

March 05, 2009 at 03:54 pm

Sigh :(

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usmarinesjz's picture

March 05, 2009 at 04:02 pm

Please tell me you are joking. I've had this discussion with a few of my fellow football nerds and we all come to the same conclusion. TO is just not worth it in any way. He didn't help in the playoffs with the 49ers he had his flashes but it was Rice's Team. In Philly the only year they went to the SuperBowl was the year that he was out for 90% of the year. And yea he had big numbers with Dallas but where did that get them? 0 SuperBowl Appearances, 0 Playoff wins. And the were favored each time. And don't give me that "He wasn't the reason they lost the first one...Romo dropped the ball." Just like I don't blame just Favre for the loss to the Giants I don't just blame Romo for their loss either. It takes 4 quarters to win a game. So please don't EVER suggest this again. TO is over paid and under produces. And that's BEFORE you add the fact that he is locker room cancer. Please stop drinking the TO koolaid Aaron. We need you back here in the real world.

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Nick's picture

March 05, 2009 at 04:35 pm

^ nerd

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buckslayernyc's picture

March 05, 2009 at 04:48 pm

T.O. is flying to Minnesota and then visiting Chicago as we speak. He will be in the Norris division for sure. Good luck Tavaris! Hahhhhhhh

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PackerAaron's picture

March 05, 2009 at 06:59 pm

Usmarine - yes I was mostly joking, but it gets the blood flowing doesn't it? ;)

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L.A.'s picture

March 05, 2009 at 07:53 pm

If TT were to sign this guy, after the whole Favre-ego cacophony and protecting Rodgers....well, let's just say that Mr. Thompson would have a lot of questions to answer...

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LACHEEZ's picture

March 05, 2009 at 11:41 pm

TO is probably the guy I dislike the most in the entire NFL - but man, it is a little tempting to think about what he might be out to prove after getting released. he can still play with the best. i'd take driver and jennings over him anyday but...he might increase our chance of winning a little more...wait a sec, i just remembered how much he sucks at life and cries - please disregard.

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usmarinesjz's picture

March 06, 2009 at 01:36 am

I'll give you that Aaron. It does inspire some feelings. You had me going there for a second. I thought I was going to have to go knock some sense into you, lol.

JoeyZ

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bucky's picture

March 06, 2009 at 01:48 pm

And I thought my jokes were bad.

You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

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PackerAaron's picture

March 06, 2009 at 01:52 pm

Here we go....!!! ;)

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