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Does T.O. Make Sense for Skins?

Jason Reid writes:

The news reports late last night that Dallas had released controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens undoubtedly stirred talk among Redskins officials. Owner Daniel Snyder and Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, have been eager to acquire a big Pro Bowl-caliber wideout for some time.

They were willing to trade two first-round picks last offseason for disgruntled Cincinnati wideout Chad Johnson, league sources said, and also were rebuffed in attempts to trade for Arizona's Anquan Boldin. Moreover, Snyder and Cerrato have a good/cozy relationship with Owens's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and Owens, even at this stage of his career, still generates the type of star-power the Redskins like.

Whenever Rosenhaus has a disgruntled client, Redskins Park phone numbers are among the first he dials, league sources said. When Owens became available in 2006, former coach Joe Gibbs kept him out of the building because of his concerns about stirring strife in the locker room, team sources said. But Gibbs is back in NASCAR and Snyder and Cerrato still like those big receivers. Their attempts to provide big targets for quarterback Jason Campbell - and more options for Coach Jim Zorn as he installed his version of a spread offense - did not turn out well in 2008. Washington used its first three draft picks on wideouts Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly, and pass-catching tight end Fred Davis.

Thomas' lack of professionalism disappointed coaches and teammates, many in the organization said. Kelly impressed at times in practice and is respected for his approach and dedication, but he was limited because of knee problems and is recovering from offseason knee surgery. Davis struggled with the playbook.

So it seems there are many reasons why the Redskins would aggressively pursue Owens. Then again, there also are many reasons why they might not.

At this point, Owens, who will turn 36 in December, no longer is considered among the game's top wide receivers. Sure, he had another impressive season statistically with 69 receptions for 1,052 yards (a 15.2-yard average) and 10 touchdowns last season. And Owens proved he still could be a dominant player, as evidenced by his 213-yard, one-touchdown performance in a victory over San Francisco in November.

Owens, however, had only two games with at least 100 yards receiving in 2008. Tight end Jason Witten's strong connection with quarterback Tony Romo likely contributed to Owens's drop in production (he had 1,355 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns in 2007). But the buzz out of Dallas is that Owens simply did not win as many individual battles with cornerbacks as he did previously. Shawn Springs physically overwhelmed Owens in the first half at Dallas in September, setting the tone for Washington's 26-24 victory.

And then there is the issue of Owens's, well, issues. His drop-off in production last season and the money he had remaining on his contract (he received a $12 million signing bonus last year as part of a new four-year, $34-million deal.) were major factors in his release, but the problems he ignited in the locker likely factored into the decision.

The Owens-Witten feud was another distraction the Cowboys did not need during a late-season slide that resulted in them missing the playoffs. Owens's me-first approach is nothing new, but it appears the Cowboys were no longer willing to tolerate his divisive antics if he could not consistently produce at an elite level.

All of which brings us back to the Redskins. They have already added Pro Bowl tackle Albert Haynesworth - making him the game's highest-paid defensive player - and he brings a lot of baggage in addition to immense talent. Haynesworth has been candid about his anger-management problems, and he said he has learned from his past mistakes, but it's part of what Haynesworth brings to the locker room.

Running back Clinton Portis has a direct line to the owner, basically does what he wants without fear of reprimand and has already publicly clashed with Zorn. Despite being in only his second year as an NFL head coach, Zorn will be on the hot seat from the moment the offseason program begins March 16. Campbell still is trying to become a consistent starter and team leader, and he has enough to cope with without introducing a known toxic element to the locker room.

There's also the cap issue. We're still waiting to hear from league sources about the Redskins' exact cap number, but Cerrato recently said the team only has a little flexibility to meet its remaining needs. Washington, in no particular order, needs a starting left end, a starting strong-side linebacker, a proven reserve end, two to three backup linebackers and a reserve guard-center for the offensive line. The Redskins also hope to find a better option at right tackle than Jon Jansen (that person might come from the draft) and they need enough money to sign their draft picks.

Would Owens be willing to come to Washington on the cheap? With Rosenhaus-Snyder-Cerrato, anything is possible. But given Owens's track record and where he's at in his career, this just wouldn't seem to make sense. Of course, that's never stopped the Redskins before. Obviously, we're working the phones to find out if the Redskins will be in the T.O. market.

By Cindy Boren  |  March 5, 2009; 9:24 AM ET
 
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Comments

NO to T.O. This does not require further discussion.

No to Brooks and June. Too old. Don't want to take up roster/cap on a one year band-aid when we could develop young talent.

Yes to Igor, if Blache likes him. I trust Blache entirely.

DJ Hackett? Hunter Smith?

Otherwise, don't think I'd make a FA signing.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 5, 2009 9:48 AM | Report abuse

We all know what happens to a team that TO joins, right?

We've seen TO lift teams to the playoffs and even the NFC Championship game. But in the end his demeanor is a detriment, evident by his team's demise.

I can't believe there are Redskins Fans that are actually contemplating TO. Saying things like Tana could benefit from him. Roy Williams couldn't benefit from TO, what makes you think TANA would?

Truly, the world is coming to an end.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 9:46 AM

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 9:51 AM | Report abuse

ummmm... NFW!

Posted by: daddy00 | March 5, 2009 9:56 AM | Report abuse

NoToTO

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Can you say Deion Sanders all over again. Even worse. If they sign, T.O. we might as well get ready for Zorn to be fired next year and another rebuilding year. Maybe then we would go try to sign Spurrier again and play some pitch and catch. C'mon this is stupid to even think about. This guy is a cancer. The value he brings doesn't match the problems he would create. I am embarrassed that this would even be a consideration.

Posted by: Redskins001 | March 5, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

"4) T.O.'s presence on the team would actually be great for Campbell. At this point, Campbell has no one to throw to - at least anyone that opposing defenses fear. T.O. immediately brings that factor to our offense, which will demostratively help Campbell."

Couldn't agree with this less.

T.O couldn't get a long with Jeff Garcia, a better QB than Campbell has been to date, Donovan McNabb, a better QB than campbell to date, or Tony Romo, a better QB than Campbell to date.

Campbell struggles with accuracy on his throws, the first few times Campbell overthrows, underthrows, or doesn't look his way - Owens will go spazz mode on Campbell. Campbell already carries himself sometimes as a 'sensitive' person - I don't think he could take Owens constantly in his grill about getting the football.

McNabb, probably the most mentally strong QB that Owens played with coudln't tolerate his BS, what makes you think Campbell can?

Posted by: RedDMV | March 5, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

TOtal nutjob

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Too old, too many issues, too risky. The Skins have already rolled the dice with Haynesworth in my opinion and to add T.O. to a locker room with Clinton Portis would KILL one of the few good things this team has going for it: chemistry. To quote T.O.'s agent, "next question"...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

We've already thrown the sane approach out the window, so at this point, why the hell not?

If it blows up in their faces, then amybe that's just what they need to fire Vinny and get back to real personel management.

Posted by: Jahswim | March 5, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

HELL NO to TO!

Build the lines

Build the lines

Build the lines

...and get a linebacker (or two)

Posted by: edvar | March 5, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

I think it's shameful that this idea has gotten even this much attention. I hope the front office makes a public statement and gets this team removed from the national conversation ASAP. In the words of the late Nancy Reagan - "Just Say No!"

Posted by: RicketyCricket | March 5, 2009 10:09 AM | Report abuse

PLEASE GOD IN HEAVEN DO NOT LET THE REDSKINS SIGN T.O.

THAT WOULD BE IT FOR ME.

I would be done with the team and Snyder.

Posted by: whughes1 | March 5, 2009 10:09 AM | Report abuse

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: linda1413 | March 5, 2009 10:09 AM | Report abuse

The Nationals got rid of a bad "boy wonder" GM and brought up a top prospective GM mid-spring training. When will our loved Redskins do this and dump Vinny for Morocco.

Vinny does not want to be a GM he wants to be Mr. Popular Mr. Bigshot. He wanted to be an actor, FAILED, wants to be on ESPN, FAILED, wants a radio show, FAILING. Give me a GM who sits in the office and does not want it to be the "me show" but wants to win.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

For the love of everything that is sacred, no, no and espceially no.

I'm actually bummed that TO is not a Cowboy anymore. It was so easy for that team to lose focus and play tight whenever TO got frustrated...

Posted by: p1funk | March 5, 2009 10:10 AM | Report abuse

I would not want him on, or anywhere near my team. You'd have to be an idiot to even consider it - which is what scares me with the Skins' current "braintrust."

Posted by: AsstGM | March 5, 2009 10:11 AM | Report abuse

I think it's shameful that this idea has gotten even this much attention. I hope the front office makes a public statement and gets this team removed from the national conversation ASAP. In the words of the late Nancy Reagan - "Just Say No!"

Posted by: RicketyCricket | March 5, 2009 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Like that statement they made on not getting Taylor last year...

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:11 AM | Report abuse

T.O. IS no doubt bad news. We need to be talking trade (i.e. dumping Collins) and getting more draft picks for O'lineman & linebackers.

Posted by: mntb316 | March 5, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Gibbs 1.0 would look away on character issues but Gibbs 2.0 - not so much. Can't tell you how many times I heard Gibbs stress that character was the main thing he looked for in a player.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 5, 2009 10:06 AM |

How did that work out for him?

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

If TO signs with the Skins, I'm gonna find someone to cut! My shank is hungry!

Posted by: PrisonBalls00 | March 5, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

The news reports late last night that Dallas had released controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens undoubtedly stirred talk among Redskins officials. Owner Daniel Snyder and Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, have been eager to acquire a big Pro Bowl-caliber wideout for some time.


Got any proof of this jacka$$?

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

If the NFL owners could just meet up and agree that no one will sigh the clown it would send a great message to the players that bad behavior is no longer tolerated.

We let that idiot slide and slide and more and more players began to act like "well if he can do it" and before you know it you have dog fights and rain. His moderately bad behavior set the stage for others to push further and further beyond the line.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

"There's also the cap issue. We're still waiting to hear from league sources about the Redskins' exact cap number"

This is just high comedy. You have to do this because no one at the Park will talk to you. I'm sure if you asked Dan Daly form the Times to get it for you he would.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

well this is going to be a wild ride until TO is officially on a team. Hopefully not the Skins.

Outside of sublime farcical comedy value I am def against signing him.

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

I think he still has the talent but does his talent override his attitude. I don't think he was really trying towards the end of the year. I have been agreeing with analysts and sports columnists. I think it would be a no brainer to try t.o. out. he has an incentive to play and beat the bleep out of the cowboys and eagles at least two times a year. We already got Haynesworth, Hall, might as well throw t.o. in.

Posted by: Capsnskins1 | March 5, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Who would want Collins? Let me rephrase that, who would gives us picks for Collins?

Here's a trade to talk about. Trade one (or more) of 2010s picks for a second rounder this year.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Like that statement they made on not getting Taylor last year...

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:11 AM

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As much as the Dan/Vin show is ridiculed in the national media, TO is a much greater villain. Trading on that currency they could probably be believed. I just can't stomach the idea of them being constantly tied to TO rumors until he finally finds his next victims.

Come on Al Davis... you know you want him!

Posted by: RicketyCricket | March 5, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

...it also sounds like Torry Holt wants out, and I wouldn't mind picking him up on the cheap...

Posted by: p1funk | March 5, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Art Monk is the only true # 81.

Posted by: mntb316 | March 5, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

There's also the cap issue. We're still waiting to hear from league sources about the Redskins' exact cap number, but Cerrato recently said the team only has a little flexibility to meet its remaining needs.

He said this before they released JT you f-ing moron, it's funny how he quates league sorces for all this BS.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

If he is destroying the locker room then cut him in the middle of the season. All i'm saying is he wants revenge against the cowboys and eagles

Posted by: Capsnskins1 | March 5, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

If the NFL owners could just meet up and agree that no one will sigh the clown it would send a great message to the players that bad behavior is no longer tolerated.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:15 AM

Um, that's called collusion and there would a grievance from Rosenhaus before you could spell T.O. And do you really think you could get Al Davis to get on board with ANYTHING the league does? Goodell is lucky he even adheres to the salary cap!

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Tory Holt > TO
Any day

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

HELL NO!
NO T.O!
HELL NO!
NO T.O!

If they even consider Terrell (I need Prozac) Owens, I am convinced the 'Skins should bring in Elmo as V.P. of football operations.

Yes Elmo of Sesame Street!

Posted by: mdflorals | March 5, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Team chemistry is so very important for the won and lost column, why add such disruption to the locker room:)

Posted by: mrpjs1976 | March 5, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Flounder
Seriously, have you ever seen this team in the off season? The skins favorite agent to deal with + Big name + guy vinny brags about drafting + not on the O line so it gets a headline.

There is a 0.0% chance that this was not the first thing Zorn Dan and Vin talked about today.

And is Stan Hixson still here? If he is I bet its a lock the skins make a bid

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

T.O. - He11 no.

If yes to OWENS, then lets trade CAMPBELL to DETROIT for a 2nd and a 7th. Then we can reunite VICK and HALL. Keep BRENNAN. Let's out mis-fit DALLAS all the way.

Take that JJ. Fannies in the seats guys, fannies in the seats. Let's not lose our focus here. Right UNCLE DANNY?

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 5, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

The Giants "don't want anything to do with" free agent Terrell Owens, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

Beat writer Mike Garafalo cites "someone familiar with the team's thinking." The Giants could use insurance at split end with Plaxico Burress' trial pending, but it appears they'd rather roll with Sinorice Moss, Domenik Hixon, and Mario Manningham. The other New York club is also denying interest.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Related: Giants, Jets

If the skins aren't interested they should say something today also!

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | March 5, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Beantown is good peeps. At least he makes sense unlike some others up here who just blurt out namecalling and diaper diving as their first resort.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 9:39 AM

Or those losers who just keep repeating "doom" ... what turds.

Thomas, Kelly, Moss, Thrash, Randel-El.

Thomas and Kelly? First draft picks of GMVinny 1. Job security.

Moss? Too many jerseys on back order. Job security.

Thrash? Dead man walking, but way cheap. Job security.

Randel El? Massive contract (the deals forked out for Lloyd, Archuleta, and Carter) just restructured to backload.

How does T.O.'s salary demand make sense?

Randel El shipped for picks (or cut).

Doom (and name calling and diaper diving!).

Posted by: dcsween | March 5, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Brown,
I know they can't just wishing they could.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:24 AM | Report abuse

The news reports late last night that Dallas had released controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens undoubtedly stirred talk among Redskins officials. Owner Daniel Snyder and Vinny Cerrato, Washington's executive vice president of football operations, have been eager to acquire a big Pro Bowl-caliber wideout for some time.


Got any proof of this jacka$$?

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Come on, would you really be surprised that your boys Vinny and Danny are indeed discussing him?

Posted by: RHPa | March 5, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

ask yourself, do you want cancer of the a/r/s/e? you have your answer.

Posted by: gatsu | March 5, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Read my lips: ABSOLUTELY NOT. He is locker room poison, he is old, and Skins fans will never accept The Man We Love to Hate.

Posted by: carmine096 | March 5, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

My guess is that this blog will accuse the Redskins of pursuing TO, even if they don't.

Just watch...

Posted by: Jason10 | March 5, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Where's Redskin 1? Snyder just pulled out another cigar. uh-oh....this isn't good. If they get T.O., may as well go ahead & sign Tank Johnson for the O'line.

Posted by: mntb316 | March 5, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

If we sign TO I'm gonna become a texans fan. All faith would be lost. Anyone prepared to make the switch with me?

Posted by: parasonic | March 5, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Gibbs 1.0 would look away on character issues but Gibbs 2.0 - not so much. Can't tell you how many times I heard Gibbs stress that character was the main thing he looked for in a player.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 5, 2009 10:06 AM |

How did that work out for him?

Posted by: Flounder21

It actually worked out very well. With Gibbs return, Snyder stepped back and was not front and center, needlessly throwing $$$ around at every big name player. Gibbs brought in character guys (except for Lloyd) and we were no longer the dysfunctional Redskins. We even made the playoffs twice in his 4 year tenure which was something that had alluded the Skins for a long, long time.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 5, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

The Grilz let safety Roy Williams go. They must be carrying some serious dead cap money. Does these cap issues go away in an uncapped year?

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2009 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Wish list destination for T.O.?

Indy. No Marvin. Full Forehead. Super Bowl.

Plan B. Tennessee. They need receivers, are in reliable playoff contention now, and they don't have Haynesworth to feed.

Plan C. Denver. New show. New England rebuilding in the Rockies. Marshall, that other guy ("the big target" from VaTech), and T.O. Cutler pacified.

All AFC. None "just one player away," but all close.

Posted by: dcsween | March 5, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

If we sign TO I'm gonna become a texans fan. All faith would be lost. Anyone prepared to make the switch with me?

Posted by: parasonic | March 5, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Sorry cant see changing to Texas

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

sign torry holt for a reasonable price, let him mentor devin thomas and malcolm kelly. he's a class act and, although a little old, would attract some attention from opposing defenses and teach the younger guys to be true professionals.

Posted by: votematt2024 | March 5, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Roy Williams gone too, saftey not wr

Posted by: SAK2 | March 5, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

I agree w/ everyone that HELL NO to T.O. but there's another cowboy who was released today who i would say HELL YES to. PFT just reported SS Roy WIlliams has been cut... let him play some line backer and cobra saftey and by all means only let him cover a full back in the passing game! I love the guy's tenacity, he knows how to lay the smack down on some candy ass. Not sure what the market would be for him at this point but if we can get him cheap he will definitely have a chip on his shoulder which would be bad news for apposing running backs.

Posted by: Twismjax | March 5, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

I am willing to be That Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder are working harder on ensuring an uncapped year then any other owners in the NFL.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

If we sign TO I'm gonna become a texans fan. All faith would be lost. Anyone prepared to make the switch with me?

Posted by: parasonic | March 5, 2009 10:27 AM

I am in full doom mode ... but the Texans?

Posted by: dcsween | March 5, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

twis, you serious about Roy Williams??

Wow...so lets see, they lost TO, Chris Canty, Roy Williams, Anthony Henry. That defense has taken a hit so far....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse


COME'ON...

BE FOR REAL.....

H. E. DOUBLE L NO!

WHY ARE WE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION?.....

HE IS THE ALL TIME TEAM DISRUPTER....

GREAT PLAYER, BUT LOOK AT THE DISRUPTION TRACK RECORD...

HE HAS DESTROYED THE CHEMISTRY ON EVERY TEAM HE'S PLAYED ON!

DALLAS PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE SUPER BOWL BY NOW IF NOT FOR T.O. AND HIS ANTICS!

Posted by: docdwb | March 5, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

T.O. would eat Jason Campbell for lunch after just a few games. Just say no to T.O.

Posted by: MaxnDC | March 5, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I am 33 and have been a Skins fan since I can first remember. I cringed when we signed Neon Deion, but accepted it. I bleed Burgandy and Gold. If the skins sign TO, I am done. Cannot say it enough. DONE

Posted by: danielfitzgerald | March 5, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

twis, you serious about Roy Williams??

Wow...so lets see, they lost TO, Chris Canty, Roy Williams, Anthony Henry. That defense has taken a hit so far....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Yes, all dead cap money goes away next year, regardless of the uncapped season. It's impossible to spread dead cap money beyond this season because there's a rule prohibiting it.

Posted by: psps23 | March 5, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

The Skins are set at WR. They have no need for 35+ year old wide receivers...

Posted by: siris | March 5, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

twis, you serious about Roy Williams??

Wow...so lets see, they lost TO, Chris Canty, Roy Williams, Anthony Henry. That defense has taken a hit so far....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Im ok with that

Posted by: SAK2 | March 5, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

BTgreg, Cowboys had to have come around to realize that Horsecollar Williams was just a faking faker horsecollarer. Whoever replaces him is upside. Canty's performance was enhanced by DeMarcus Ware's (just like Evan's performance was diminished by Griffin's decline). T.O. ... skip that one. Dallas should have tagged Anthony Henry (their best UFA this season), but probably wasn't worth the current value of the tag at CB. Jerrah has to be expecting that its time for the next level to move up one. [Skins don't and can't ever reasonably expect that ... too much invested in the starters.]

Posted by: dcsween | March 5, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

meanwhile....let's DRAFT PERCY HARVIN!
we will forever regret the day if we don't draft him....
he will go on to be one of the most exciting game changer ballers ever in the NFL...
just wait and see....he is a P T P'er BABY!

Posted by: docdwb | March 5, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Yea Greg...

anybody else agree that if we use him in the right situations he could be a real "value" pick up who could become a real x-factor for us?

Posted by: Twismjax | March 5, 2009 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Lol....this post is so funny.

I don't want T.O

but just to make yall laugh...think about 16 TDs a year from him....that would mean Jason Cambell threw more than 13....lol

No T.O wont work here. But its ok to think about what it could be.

He would f-up our team after the second practice.....we don't even have to wait for a game. He'll get mad he didn't get the ball in practice....

Posted by: 1skinfan | March 5, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Lisa,

He backed into the plkayoffs twice, he never sniffed a SB so it didn't work out.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

We are definitely NOT set at WR.

Moss is a #2. The Rooks have done nothing. ARE is a #3-4 slot guy. Thrash is a corpse.

BUT TO is not the answer.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 5, 2009 10:38 AM | Report abuse

I think Torry Holt is done.
Maske analyzes the pros and cons of T.O.:
http://views.washingtonpost.com/theleague/nflnewsfeed/2009/03/want-to-sign-to-the-pros-and-cons.html#more

Posted by: Cindy Boren | March 5, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I don't think we need R. Williams. Maybe as depth. Our saftey situation look solid. I'm hoping that LL can move back to strong safety, K Moore can play the free safety and Horton can play the cobra spot.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 5, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

parasonic, try as hard as I might, I've not been able to be a Texan's fan - good luck with that!

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | March 5, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

If you could sign Roy to a vet minimum contract, and play him at LB, I'd do it. No way at S. He's just too slow...for any defensive backfield position

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Reid, just put down the pipe & call a sponser. We need TO like we need...um...um..like...like...this may take a while...well, what do you know? We don't!

Posted by: overed | March 5, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Lets take a vote of where T.O. ends up


I say Baltimore

Posted by: GreatOne1 | March 5, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse


meanwhile....let's DRAFT PERCY HARVIN!

Posted by: docdwb | March 5, 2009 10:36 AM

Oh yeah, another WR...good call, Vinny Jr. I'd rather take Percy Sledge if he'll rush the passer!

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 5, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

DON'T DO IT DANNY!!! PUT DOWN THE PHONE, VINNY! IF ROSENHAUS CALLS, DON'T PICK IT UP!

Posted by: cheeseburger53 | March 5, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

How about we forget all this T.O. talk and try and nab TORRY HOLT when the rams grant his release. He has just as much firepower as Owens but not all the headache. He would improve this team and would most likely be cheap. LETS GO HOLT in '09

Posted by: beans84 | March 5, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

I want nothing to do with Current or former Cowboy players. Canty, TO, and S Roy Williams can all stay far away from Ashburn.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

I say New England

Posted by: mntb316 | March 5, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Only three teams MAYBE have a QB that can keep TO in check, short term, for a run.

Patriots
Colts
Saints

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

'skins --

Do the deal for TO. Snyder's ego needs the competition.

Posted by: dowert1 | March 5, 2009 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I say TO ends up in Denver if he doesn't sign here.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 5, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

It's time for Dan Snyder to leave!!!! And move the stadium back to downtown DC!!

Dan Snyder likes to spend big, but he doesn't know anything about building a TEAM. He must go!

Posted by: j1975 | March 5, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

BG my thoughts about Dallas exactly. My 2 cents on the skins next move, I'm hoping the skins make a play for DE Mike Montgomery. From what I've been reading, his play has been improving and he's only 25. He could be the "Dahl" of this FA period.

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Btwn Owen's mouth and Haynesworth's addiction to rageohol, I'd anticipate a training camp homicide.

Posted by: dcsween | March 5, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Flounder, since when is winning 5 straight games to end the season backing into the playoffs?

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

cl, I think he could be kept in control in Indy as well. Peyton has no problems yelling at his Oline, not sure he'd have a problem yelling at TO.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Signing TO may be the only thing that could really sour me to the Redskins. I still daydream of him coming across the middle and being laid out in the middle of a Taylor/Landry car crash. Sadly that can't happen. Having Owens suit up in burgandy and gold can't happen either. He's represents so much of what is wrong with pro sports and that's a pretty bold statement considering some of the stuff that passes. He's not a winner and only is happy when he gets his numbers.

For once I think the spending spree might work out. Hall and Haynesworth are both talented and young and proven, now it's up to the coaches to get the performance out of them. Snyder and Co. need to now find some talented big bodies to fill holes on both lines - where's B Beathard when you need him?

Posted by: anolecrab24 | March 5, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

If he ends up here, he can't wear # 81. That would be a slap to Monk.

Posted by: mntb316 | March 5, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Absolutely! Go for it; he is a great receiver.

Posted by: builder701 | March 5, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

I say Denver (depending on Marshall), Raven's, Raiders and Skins are the only ones I can think of that make any sense.

Colts is just dumb to throw that out there. No cap space and have Wayne & Gonzales.

Patriots?? Are you kidding?? Moss and Welker?

I think the BUngles would have been the perfect place and I bet they are pissed about signing Coles now!! lol

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | March 5, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

"Flounder, since when is winning 5 straight games to end the season backing into the playoffs?"

With three of those games (05) being against division rivals.

Man I would love to back into the playoffs (and win a PO game) like that more often.

If that is backing in, sign me up for a bunch more seasons!

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Flounder, since when is winning 5 straight games to end the season backing into the playoffs?

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 10:47 AM |

Still needed help.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

twis, who is mike montgomery?? Where does he play?? Got any stats on this guy?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I agree with Edvar, we linemen on both sides of the ball.

As for T.O. PLEASE Vinny, come to your senses quit while you're ahead.

BTW why did you ever leave Notre Dame in the 1st place? Why does Dr. Lou never talk about you?

Posted by: dkane3 | March 5, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

HELL NO!.... If he wouldn't get 4 personal fouls for horse collaring, I would look at Roy Willams as a linebacker though

Posted by: SkinzNWiz | March 5, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Derrick Brooks is a 35 yr old, 220 lb cover-2 WLB. Why would the Skins want to sign him?

They need to find a fast (4.7-4.5) 250 lb strong-side LB who can cover TEs and fire zone blitz. Crowder may have been the best free agent SLB and he already signed. At this point, the draft may be the best bet to find a starter.

Posted by: siris | March 5, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Flounder, since when is winning 5 straight games to end the season backing into the playoffs?

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Since it was necessary to prove his point.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 5, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

"Lisa,

He backed into the plkayoffs twice, he never sniffed a SB so it didn't work out.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 10:38 AM"

Yes - which is far more than anyone else accomplished here in DC since Snyder bought the team.

Flounder, I used to think like you do about Gibbs 2.0 -- until I saw last year's team completely collapse, Portis call out the coach and then talk about how he is best friends with Dan Snyder, and how Snyder told Zorn, "That's Clinton." No way would Zorn have been able to rally the team to the playoffs the two seasons that Gibbs did it. Hopefully he will continue to develop into a great coach, but there are no guarantees.

It's obvious the Redskins have far deeper organizational issues now than they did during Gibbs' first go-round. Sadly, the farther we get from Gibbs 2.0, the more I think people will realize that Gibbs did a far better coaching job that people like you currently appreciate. His presence -- and Snyder's respect for him -- effectively masked many of the Redskins' problems.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm glad you asked BG. He played with the Packers last year. Here's what ESPN scout has to say about him:

Grade 61
Expert's Take Montgomery is had his best season of his four year career. He has improved his run-stopping ability with added strength and bulk, but doesn't have elite pass-rushing skills. He is a high-motor defender who wins with effort and quickness, but he still needs to develop his hand use and pass-rush package coming off the edge. Montgomery has improved his reactions to blocking schemes and leveraging the football. He has very good range in pursuit and can run down ball-carriers from the backside. His burst and speed shows flashes of a bright future. He has also been decent on special teams and has the tools to develop in the coming years as a 4-3 defensive end. Montgomery appears to have a high ceiling and will likely be re-signed.

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Snyder's plane is landing at 100pm at Dulles with TO aboard.

Deal is just waiting a signature

Posted by: sheepherder | March 5, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

NO to T.O

Posted by: drumer1972 | March 5, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Do it Danny! You know you want to.

My favorite part of the NFL off season each year is keeping up with Washington and Chicago's bone-headed personnel moves. It's like a car wreck and I can't look away.

Cap-schmap! Go for it Danny!
Nobody buys offensive linemens' jerseys.

Posted by: d_lux | March 5, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Wow. I disagree with everyone. I'd take T.O. if and ONLY if he agrees to a very modest ONE year deal.

T.O. always behaves like a model citizen in his first year. If you can get him on a year-to-year deal for low dollars, you can very likely get some excellent production out of him.

But no big money. No multi-year deals. And if he doesn't like it, I wonder who'd sign him to anything more.

Posted by: jvwright | March 5, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Here's his '08 stats

SPLIT TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF
2008 59 43 16 2.5 2 4 1

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

bigfish

'...I could see Brooks in Washington for the right price...'

I see things as you do.

Someone rightly pointed out that he's a wlb,tampa-2 'backer.

But as a vet, I bet he could stabilize our weak linebacking corp and play cover 'backer on passing downs as Rocky Mac and the tight ends we'll face next season--Gates/Gonzalez, et al--aren't a good match.

I bet he could play some slb so the team could use HB Blades more as a back up to Fletch and rest him for special teams.

Brooks is a serious guy who'll immediately settle the locker room and back up Fletch.

Brooks/Holiday/Daniels= sign'em up!

Avoid TO: Bringing him in means Kelly/Thomas sit when they really belong on the field.

If the team really wanted TO, they should've tried to get out from under Randle El's contract (trade?: maybe he's worth, like, a 4th/5th round pick to the panthas) sooner so Moss moves to slot (Z) with TO playing to the wide side of the field (X).

Cooley is still tight (Y) and suddenly a defense gets killed covering TO deep as Moss and Cooley run free underneath.

That looks good on paper, but dumb in practice and theory.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 5, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Lisa,

Portis called out Gibbs as well.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

If Snyder wants to further boost jersey sales - they'll sign him.

Posted by: JBuss | March 5, 2009 10:54 AM | Report abuse

slimbo-dumbo...

My point was that they had QBs that could handle TO given their records/ability/control of team.

If you are going to sign TO. The QB is the key. The QB has to be able to be the big dog.

Garcia was destroyed by character attacks

McNabb was too nice, loved being liked and TO sensed a softy

Romo is as fragile as a porcelin doll and drafted his Haus-azz friend Whitten to be his proxy in the battle...

If you don't have a QB like

Brady: 3 rings, got Moss to behave...

Manning: Will make you a stats machine, proven winner

Brees: arguably Best QB in the game, made TO Jr Shockey his b!tch in NO and in public.

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

That jerk Cowherd just reported on 980 that Mortensen said the Skins have no interest in TO. But then again I think they denied going after Haynesworth.

Posted by: Lisa_R | March 5, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

WHOOOOO!!!
BRING HIM ON!!!
Why not!?1!? Look what he did for Philly that one year. And so what if he tells the media if Jason Campbell 'smells like a rat, looks like a rat...well you get the picture' - Jason needs a light under is butt. We already have a lockeroom full of egos and overpaid contracts ready to blow up. Let's have the blow up come a little faster with a catalyst like T.O.!!! This way we can actually concentrate on the draft and start to rebuild our offensive and defensive lines!!!

Posted by: skyscraper48 | March 5, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Why, Mike Montgomery is the MIKE-DE that has been discussed here over the past 2 days ad nauseum

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | March 5, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Well the Post writers spend all last season telling us to be nice to Jason Campbell because of his fragile confidence. T.O. sure wouldn't help Campbell's self esteem.

Posted by: spidey103 | March 5, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

He will be wearing no 18 if he comes here.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

twis, how big is this cat?

seems like he's got the skills based on that writeup.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | March 5, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Rashad Jeanty or Angelo Crowell are decent free agent options at SLB. In addition, I wouldn't completely rule out bring back Marcus Washington at a lower salary...

Posted by: siris | March 5, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Only in Dannyworld does signing TO make sense. Just what Campbell's confidence needs--a OFFENSIVE QB killer. What a circus TO vs Zorn would be ! Throw in the ever erractic Portis , mix well with Anger Boy Haynesworth and the National Zoo would only be the second craziest place in town. So, just as the Hall and Haynesworth deals made no sense , watch for the TO signing announcement soon. When that happens, we will be able to retire the "Champions of the Off Season" trophy. No one will ever outdo the DANSKINS for THAT title. Jack Kent Cooke must be spinning in his grave. And please, no more using the three Lombardi trophies as props to symbolize the excellence and heritage of the organization-- The Danny destroyed that years ago.

Posted by: jmsbh | March 5, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Grade 61
Expert's Take Montgomery is had his best season of his four year career. He has improved his run-stopping ability with added strength and bulk, but doesn't have elite pass-rushing skills. He is a high-motor defender who wins with effort and quickness, but he still needs to develop his hand use and pass-rush package coming off the edge. Montgomery has improved his reactions to blocking schemes and leveraging the football. He has very good range in pursuit and can run down ball-carriers from the backside. His burst and speed shows flashes of a bright future. He has also been decent on special teams and has the tools to develop in the coming years as a 4-3 defensive end. Montgomery appears to have a high ceiling and will likely be re-signed.

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Don't we already have a Montgomery that fits this bill? Move him to DE if that's the case.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Flounder in 05 week 16 Skins won and they were in (beat eagles)

Week 16 win & in is not needing help...

I am simply floored how anyone can be a Gibbs 2.0 hater (yeah i said it) but such a vindannity defender.

I am with Lisa and J-Cab big time on this one.

Like i said given skins history since 1993. I will take "backing in" to playoffs 10/10 over the pathetic excuse for seasons we normaly run out there.

Also you are a plain straight up moron if you don't "hail gibbs" for picking up pieces of post ST21 death team and gutting them to playoffs..wow.

Posted by: chrislarry | March 5, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

The last two posts to this blog are a classic example of this site trying to drive traffic when the contributors have nothing of substance to say. There isn't a shred of legit new/interesting information in this post or the last one. Why did they need to put up two separate posts on T.O.?? Couldn't the poll and this post have been one and the same?

Like many others , it's reached the point that I come here specifically for the comments. Most of the time, it's the posters that bring me the scoops and speculation that I didn't know about yet. It's easy to see why the Post's spin on the team has grown more negative over time: aside from the team's mediocre performance over the past several years, the paper is constantly a day late and a dollar short on team news.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Hey Everyone. We have already reverted back to our old ways. I've said this week that while I disagree with the FO philosophy, I don't doubt that you could actually purchase your way to a championship. Sure its not likely but we all know that anything is possible. And besides lets face it we love the Skins and we enjoy this offseason fiasco stuff, yes we hate not winning because we can be and used to be a respectable franchise. With that being said:

TOOOOOOOOOOOO...TO....TO....TOOOOOOOOO

Posted by: 15600_sknfan | March 5, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Wow...Just Wow!

JReid has morphed into JLaC!

This is the worst post ever. Why even mention Portis or Haynesworth?

y'all must not think to high of Danny, for the Post to think we will get him.

Ofcourse we won't go after him.

All of sudden we are running the 'Spread' instead of the WCO. When did that happen?

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

you know danny is dying to get him - i hate to say it, but if we can make it happen under the cap - he'll probably be here. will danny boy ever learn? Probably not.

Posted by: capsfansince74 | March 5, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

After calling around the league, ESPN's Chris Mortensen says the Redskins, Vikings, and Ravens are all very unlikely to show interest in Terrell Owens.

Mort was definitive with the Redskins, saying "No way." Owens clashed with Vikings coach Brad Childress in Philly, and Ravens coach John Harbaugh was there as well. Both saw how divisive Owens could be up close, and reportedly want no part of him. With early reports suggesting the New York teams as unlikely landing spots, Oakland looks like the most logical destination.
Related: Ravens, Redskins

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | March 5, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

This actually makes sense to me now! Not too many things in the past ever make sense when it comes to Redskins and FA. I am starting to go against the grain now with the Skins. Look - let's be honest, the Redskins have a "Country Club" atmosphere in the locker room - it's a joke. No leadership ability from anyone on the roster now to snap anyone in line. TO will create friction and isn't afraid to call some of these babies out if need be... Will he be a detrimant? Who cares? We need someone to shake that locker room up - we have too many young millionaires that are here to have fun - NOT WIN. Just look at all the non-sense that goes on at Redskins Park on a daily basis - it's sickening. So I say why not to TO - we need someone to shake some things up.

Posted by: ECU17 | March 5, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Agree with post by jcabana | March 5, 2009 10:51 AM

"If Snyder wants to further boost jersey sales - they'll sign him.
Posted by: JBuss | March 5, 2009 10:54 AM

If you purchase or wear a TO jersey then you are not a true redskins fan.

Redskins are hard working, courageous and honorable. TO is none of those things.

Tory Holt is so much better than TO it's not even funny. Tory Holt should be the ONLY consideration to bolstering our WR Corp.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Funny how JLC and JR don't get this info first. WTF do they do? Seriously, how do I apply for a job a the Post?

Posted by: slimbo-Rice | March 5, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | March 5, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Cap Issues? What Cap Issues.

WE ARE ATLEAST $8MIL UNDER THE CAP! My goodness......

And yes, holla at Dan Daly and he could hand that over to you.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 5, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

twis, how big is this cat?

seems like he's got the skills based on that writeup.

Posted by: BeantownGreg

6-5 273 lbs.

Don't we already have a Montgomery that fits this bill? Move him to DE if that's the case.

Posted by: bigfish761

It could be an option, however I don't know how easy it is to make that transition.

Posted by: TWISI | March 5, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

When the heck did "Make sense" and "Redskins Free Agent Signing" start going together?

They're mutually exclusive ideas.

Posted by: kolbkl | March 5, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Here's my case fir DE since I've been griping about signing DE's just for their size and age.

Move Monty or Gholston to DE, bring Tank Johnson in to play DT. If people want Igor and this other Monty guy just because they are big and young and can stop the run then what's the difference? (besides the obvious "he's never played DE before"). Neither has Igor pretty much since a 3-4 DE is comparable to playing DT in a 4-3.

Posted by: bigfish761 | March 5, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

While I wouldn't sign T.O. as a "dollar a year man" (he'd agree to play for $1.00 plus perhaps incentives) I wouldn't be surprised if "The Danny" spent big money for him and possibly signed M. Vick to throw to him.

Posted by: lrmc623 | March 5, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

REDSKINS OUT OF THE T.O. SWEEPSTAKES, TOO
Posted by Mike Florio on March 5, 2009, 11:01 a.m.

Well, on the bright side we’ve given Easterbook some fodder for 2010.

Our initial knee-jerk reaction to the news that Terrell Owens had involuntarily gained his freedom from the Cowboys was that Owens would most likely land with the Redskins or the Giants.

And, already, both teams have reportedly said no.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Redskins have issued an adamant “no thanks” regarding the possibility of signing Owens.

(We’ve separately heard that agent Drew Rosenhaus had already placed a call to the team about T.O.)

Mort raises a good point about the Redskins’ position — they weren’t interested three years ago, when Owens was three years younger.

That said, we thought that it would be different this time. Joe Gibbs is gone, and Jim Zorn is running an offense to which Owens is perfectly suited. And, by signing defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, the Redskins seem to be attempting to put the piece in place to buy a title in 2009.

Maybe they are, but they’re going to do so without signing Terrell Owens.

Posted by: matthewvickers | March 5, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

T.O.'s jersey number should be #666

Posted by: REDneckSKINhead | March 5, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

"Portis called out Gibbs as well."

Not nearly to the level and extent that he ripped Zorn. And as we saw, Gibbs' method of addressing the issue didn't lead to Portis bragging about his relationship with Snyder -- nor did it lead to the team collapsing.

Posted by: jcabana | March 5, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

"The Nationals got rid of a bad "boy wonder" GM and brought up a top prospective GM mid-spring training. When will our loved Redskins do this and dump Vinny for Morocco.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 5, 2009 10:10 AM"

You had me at Morocco. YES, YES, Amen to that.

Morocco is da MAN. He can put a team together that'll take us to the Promised Land.

Posted by: SmashMouth | March 5, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

CL,

I didn't say I wouldn't take it, I'm just saying that all this crap about only getting charchter guys in Gibbs 2 is BS.

He did go after Portis who is not a charcter guy, great player but called Gibbs out.

Lloyd had charcter issues.

Hell he had the biggest punk a$$ in all of nascar driving for him for years, but Stewart won so he stayed.

Lets just say Gibbs or any great coach will take a little charcter problem, if the talent is right.

Maybe back in was harsh, I should have said squeed in with great play down the stretch.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

You know Danny has that itch...TO TO TO TO!

Posted by: RHPa | March 5, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Great now maybe Reid will have time to get a real story.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 5, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Too bad that Jim Bowden is no longer with the Nationals... I wonder if TO can play outfield? Jim could always use another "project" outfielder with a "tremendous upside".

He fits the mold, a troubled, social misfit who is misunderstood but who, if he ever gets himself straightened out, will be a bargain.

You don't think Vinnie and Dan see things that way too, do you?

Posted by: muddapucker | March 5, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Just getting caught up from yesterday up here.

Wherever TO goes, it won’t be for any vet min, or be cheap. The dude is way too egotistical/self centered to play for less than 5 mil per year. Probably wouldn’t even sign an “incentive-laden” deal, IMO.

And wow Flounder…..you are all over EVERYONE’s shti this morning. Your dog get hit by a car or something? I don’t think I have ever seen so much “critique” of others comments in one morning. And I have to agree that winning 5 and 4 in a row to get into the playoffs is not backing in. Backing in is when you lose a game that would clinch for you , but everyone else loses and you get in anyway…..

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 5, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Top Ten Reasons Why I'm 80% Unfortunately Certain T.O. Will be a Redskin in 24-48 Hours
1) If the Danny can't build a 1 Billion Dollar Stadium like his boy, Botox Jerry in Dallas, at least he can get a guy to go dance on the center star after he scores just to piss Jerry off
2) Vinny Cerrato helped draft T.O. in San Fran and so he wants to bring proof to D.C. to dispell the 7 years of actual proof that he can't draft players after the 1st round successfully to save his life
3) The Danny and Drew Rosenhaus are tight as can be and if the Danny doesn't blow the budget (who needs an OL under 35 anyway or more than 2 LB's?) on T.O., Drew will stop supplying the Danny with hair gel and styling tips
4) We need someone to "balance out" Portis' ego on offense and try to motivate him to play better by having to make him prove who the bigger primadonna on the offense is?
5) We'd never want to do anything to stunt Jason Campbell's growth as a good qb in this league, especially since this will be his first year in the pro's with an O coordinator coming back for a 2nd straight year and keeping the same system in place; heaven forbid we make it easy on him, especially in his contract year
6) The Danny just read the book written by Robert Craft in NE name "How to Win Friends and Convince Diva WR's who Wear Number 81 to Sack their EGO and Play Team Football" and is convinced he can replicate the same thing here and is blown away by the similarities in the situations between NE and Wash including both having great front office structure, MVP Winning QBS, Multiple Super Bowl titles, etc... ( he just forgot Craft was talking about the present circumstance and the Danny was reliving his teenage years of watching the Redskins of the 1980's and early 90's)
7) The Danny swears him and Art Monk are tight and that Art owes him one since the Danny through him a swank Hall of Fame party last year so he's pretty convinced he can talk Art into letting T.O. wear number 81 in the burgandy and gold
8) If we have the highest payroll in football, the Danny is convinced that will bring us a championship and make us invincible. It's guaranteed right? At least his buddy George Steinnbrenner says it will...
9) The Danny thinks the Eagles and Cowboys have no clue what they're talking about, I'm sure they're just putting up smokescreens in hopes that the Redskins don't sign T.O. because they don't want to be looking up at us in the standings
10) Chemistry, that's just a class the Danny failed in high school, right? He's spent over a decade not thinking or worrying about chemistry and screwing over fans, so why stop now?

* written with sarcasm (obviously)

Posted by: Hammertime44 | March 5, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Hell no to T.O.!! I so miss the Redskins-Cowboys games when #21 would lay out T.O. at least twice a game. I don't won't to hear T.O. rant about how Campbell and Cooley get together in secret to go over plays!

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | March 5, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Yes to TO -- the perfect person to make the Redskins product, brand name, franchise, and owner plus all of their syncophants disappear from the face of the earth forever.

Go get him, Dan-o!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Yeagh!

Posted by: bs2004 | March 5, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.

Posted by: redskins91 | March 5, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

McPhee to Danny:

"We would like to be a good team for a number of years and be knocking on the door every year, rather than load up and hope you can do it one year and then be scrambling for a few years," McPhee said. "If you can give up a first-round pick or young players to bring in a rental, that's the sucker's game that hurts you a year or so down the line."


Considering that the Caps are the best game in town, no matter what the season, Danny and MiniVinnie would be well advised to pay attention.

Posted by: CapSkins1 | March 5, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Sweet Jebus! they can't actually be considering this!

Posted by: UVA97 | March 5, 2009 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Absolutely, positively NOT. Now way. You cannot seriously consider bringing in this cancer. He cares about no one but himself, and will ruin this locker room like he's ruined 3 others.

Posted by: ywill316 | March 5, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

I hate to say it, but if "The Belt Buckle Kid" signs TO, I will renounce the skins, and find another team. Nobody in the NFC East though; that would be too painful.

Posted by: migraine_boy98 | March 5, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

In regards to TO: the same things were said about Randy Moss - talented, but a disruption in the locker room. Well the PATS signed him and the rest is history. TO is a risky signing - but the positives are greater than the negatives - especially for the 'Skins. His antics can be controlled, a contract that is heavy in the second year (non Cap year) with clauses that could lead to him being cut after the first year if he does not adhere to the team concept and incentives if he does. This is doable and would almost guarantee that he would have big games against the "Girls" and the Iggles. With the Iggles having let a lot of people go, I can see them signing TO. McNabb has been crying for help on the offense, what better way to shut him up?

Posted by: SPUD2 | March 5, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

If Danny pulls this off I think I am done with the team.

Posted by: sfdfsfs | March 5, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

If Snyder even makes him an offer, I will personally hunt him down, and smack him in the head with a stick. TO is one of those rare players that dispite his talents, has a way of sucking the life out of a team with his all consuming me me me attitude.

Posted by: TRACIETHEDOLPHIN | March 5, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Feign (ie pretend) to have interest in signing TO so the Giants jump in and grab him!!! Do the same thing to the Giants that they did to Danny when Snyder thought the Gints were going to sign the "24 sacks in 7 years wonder" Haynesworthless...

Posted by: SkinsneedaGM | March 5, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Many people think that Jason Campbell is soft because he's polite. Never underestimate the players from the south. They say yes ma'am and yes sir, but they will punch you dead in the mouth.

Last I could tell, Jason is as big as T.O. He's just not as flashy with showing his muscles but he is a big guy, so physically T.O. isn't going to overwhelm him. Plus Jason doesn't want the media attention. So between Clinton (and his moods and characters) and T.O. (the character), Jason can go about his business quietly.

And if T.O. goes off demanding the ball, he'll have to fight with Clinton who can go directly to Synder. He will know coming in that Clinton and Jason have a bond because they are both from Mississippi. He will also come in knowing that at 36 his days are numbered and his options are limited.

Plus, he will instantly make the line look better because defenses won't load up to stuff the run because the last person they want to be burned by is T.O. So even if his skills are diminished he will require just enough respect to take the heat off the rest of the offense.

I won't be mad if they don't get him, but I won't be upset if they do.

Posted by: Carole5520 | March 5, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

The 'Skins had right around three mil left prior to the Jason Taylor divorce.

Add about another 8 from the "divorce settlement" to that and you get 11 million.

Subtract 4 million for the rookie pool and you get 7 million.

Subtract 2-3 million of that for injury reserves cash (to sign temporary fill in players if injuries happen) and the team has got about 4-5 mil free and clear to hose around.

Not a 100% accurate to the penny, or scientifically complete analysis, but an adequate estimation for blog/wish list purposes.

Posted by: ThinkingMan | March 5, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Reports out of Dallas.....T.O. is doing sit-ups in his drive-way.

Posted by: mntb316 | March 5, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Its so funny to stir up Redskins fans.

Just say "Is T.O. coming to the Skins" and people start losing their minds.

Chris Morteson already reported on espn that the Skins officially said their position on T.O. was "NO THANKS".

Im sure REID or LaCaMORON will report this as breaking news in the next "FEW HOURS" when he gets officially word.

Posted by: Redskins2Win | March 5, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Sean Taylor will come back from the dead... just to knock his a$$ out again.

Let him go to the Giants, Patriots, Bengals, Raiders or whoever...

Rather have a true professional like Holt or Harrison before Me-O

Posted by: jeffreyan | March 5, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I don't like Dallas cutting him. T.O did a great job disrupting their chemistry, & keeping everyone beefing. Jerry's dump of players means he's getting ready to make a big move!! Boldin? Moving up in the draft? I don't like it. He's up to actually trying to make them better.

Posted by: mntb316 | March 5, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Vinny is turning the Redskins into the Lions...wasting picks on receivers and trading away draft picks for overpaid grannies. T O is the next Jason Taylor..Old Talented and waiting for a Snyder payoff.

Posted by: jercha | March 5, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

I consider myself a die hard skins fan (read blogs, go to games whenever financially feasible). If this did happen, I would stop following/supporting this organization through TO on the team. Never thought I would ever have to say something like that but there it is.

T.O. would be an embarrassment of a sign. Please stay away and LISTEN TO YOUR FAN BASE!

Posted by: TheGreat8 | March 5, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I hate, hate, hate T.O. The one good thing he ever did was posing on the Dallas Star when he was a 49er. And destroying the Eagles' chemistry. And destroying the Cowboys' chemistry. Wait a minute, maybe I like T.O., but the point is, I don't like him as a Redskin! Let him take his circus act to New York and get in a hissy fit with LBM, or let him go to New England and get suspended by Bellicheat. Please don't bring him to D.C.!

Posted by: MrDumberton | March 5, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

If the Redskins signed TO, I promise you FedEX will be alot less full next year. Signing a guy like TO disrespects the history of the burgundy and gold. First of all in case you didn't realize, nobody on that offense will want to deal with him because I've seen interviews where they made comments about TO. Secondly, we just signed a CB named Deangelo Hall. You remember the incident between them a few years ago. Dont need to say much more on that. Lastly, the defense again. We all know Sean Taylor (RIP) prided himself on laying TO out in the field. Don't you think that would be a little disrespectful to Sean Taylor (RIP), whom we still all love as fans regardless if he's gone? That was one of the things we loved the most about ST, because he would stand up against guys like TO and knock them to the ground.

Please Dan Snyder, I know you made a splash in the free agency so far but this time you signed players that are still in their prime and want to play for Washington. Hopefully Albert H told us the truth that hes not playing for the money but for the love of the game. But anyways, Dan, please dont go back to the old ways of signing big name guys who are either past their prime or close to it. If you have any respect for fans DON'T DO IT.

Posted by: Dizzy1205 | March 5, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

This team has enough cancers already...like the owner and GM.

Posted by: lylewimbledon | March 5, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

TO!TO!TO!TO!TO! If we sign him we will be a reality show.

Sign him to a one year contract. Perfect deal for him. That will keep him accountable.

No, seriously, Holt would really be the ultimate move.....

Posted by: tjohnson2 | March 5, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

NO,NO, a thousand times NO!!!!!!

Posted by: virgo67 | March 5, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how D Hall would feel. Better get his napkins ready......

Posted by: 15600_sknfan | March 5, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

TO in the B & G?!

*shudder*

Oh, zee horror, zee horror!!!

He's a talented athlete, and is (was) known as a playmaker...

He's also a first-class Drama Queen and Diva, whose cancerous personality has caused dissent and division within 3 class organizations within the league.

In all seriousness...

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO to TO!!!

Posted by: Southernbelle_aurora | March 5, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Sign T.O. In the end, it should make Zorn and Campbell tougher. I hope.

Posted by: iamdawalrus | March 5, 2009 12:31 PM | Report abuse

No wonder the Caps are getting unprecedented fan attention these days...

I've heard from so many new Caps fans that part of the reason for their attention shift is the shenanigans pulled by Snyder and his racquetball partner. If they pull this off, I predict there will be a massive exodus to the exits.

It's just the fact that they are even considering this move (not to mention the fan gouging prices, the constant mediocrity, the sheer arrogance, etc.) that has totally killed my enthusiasm for the Lower Potomac Indigeneous Peoples. I've gotten to the point that not only do I not cheer for them on Sundays, but I actually cheer AGAINST them now. To hell with them.

Posted by: playahatah | March 5, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Forget about T.O. The Redskins should focus their energy on signing Alex Ovechkin.

Posted by: djdavew2002 | March 5, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Well, all you naysayers to the Breaker-Breaker, Touchdown-Maker better hope that crazy sumb*tch don't land with the Iggles or the Jyntes..All those headcase wideouts hangin' out there, any one of them fills the glaring need for a tall deep-baller with redzone electromagnetism..If'n we had Lombardi for a head coach, yes, but with Zorn...maybe..

Posted by: frak | March 5, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

T.O. would fit in great with the Raiders, the team nobody fits in with. This should be the time nobody picks him up. The Redskins, I'm afraid, will have enough locker room problems with Haynesworth. They don't need more.
But, of course, on the Danny's fantasy football team. . . .

Posted by: jlhare1 | March 5, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Forget T.O and sign "the real Williams" from Dallas............ROY WILLIAMS the safety!!!

Posted by: chhjr2 | March 5, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Perfect fit for the 'Skins. An ageing star who will command big bucks, hang around for an under-achieving season or two, and walk away with a smile on his face. And, to boot, contribute to the never-ending dynamic of having virtually no quality depth at any position, which is the main reason Washington just can't compete with the rest of the NFC East.

Danny, bring him on!

Posted by: gadstian | March 5, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

The guy has a lot of athletic talent, but too many unresolved issues. I would say it would be a big mistake if the Skins were to pick him up.

Posted by: lwilliamson1 | March 5, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Cowboys rule. Of course danny boy will sign him...the redskins do not have A SINGLE PRODUCTIVE WIDE RECEIVER.

I also think for the vet minimum with some incentives, it would not be a bad deal, and he would clearly be your BEST RECEIVER....cause you all do not have any good receivers.

Did i mention the Cowboys rule? I did? Good.

Posted by: Woodbridge45 | March 5, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

We are definitely NOT set at WR.

Moss is a #2. The Rooks have done nothing. ARE is a #3-4 slot guy. Thrash is a corpse.

TO IS THE ANSWER!!!

Posted by: dwil801 | March 5, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

T O ? Not just NO but HELL NO. This would be all we would need. There is no way in the world that I could be a fan of this egomaniacal over the hill no hands toxic waste idiot.

Posted by: rmcpks73 | March 5, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

HHHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMM. 4 years ago I was 60,000 on the waiting list for Redskin Season tickets, last night I get a call saying my NUMBER JUST CAME UP! Only $100 DEPOSIT and seats for as little as $40 a game. No thanks. Does the word "Blackout" come to mind. LOL Snyder has made a joke of the Redskins.

GO NATS!

Posted by: kparc | March 5, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

T.O.'s big mouth is not much of a factor because many elite level WRs bring their mouths with them.

But he's 36, expensive and not what the Skins need with limited cap room. We need to develop our big rookie WRs and bulk up our offensive line.

Posted by: tokogasy | March 5, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

NO to TO. There are better alternatives out there. And Dallas knows it.

Posted by: periculum | March 5, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

I divorced the Redskins the season that Deon was on the team, but he left and they won me back. If they bring TO on, I'm done with them forever.

Posted by: eash | March 5, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

TO = SuperBowl/Deep Playoff Run

Bookem Danno........... (1-2 yr max.)

Plus TO knows the Eagles and Cowboys playbooks.........

Priceless info

Posted by: -CMAC- | March 5, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Repeat after me.
YOU CAN NOT BUY A TEAM, ONLY PLAYERS.
YOU CAN NOT BUY A TEAM, ONLY PLAYERS.
YOU CAN NOT BUY A TEAM, ONLY PLAYERS.
Got it. Now let's move on to more pressing matters like chanting...
"NO T-O, Vinny must go."
"NO T-O, Vinny must go."
"NO T-O, Vinny must go."

Posted by: tapscott_k | March 5, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

In regards to TO: the same things were said about Randy Moss - talented, but a disruption in the locker room. Well the PATS signed him and the rest is history. TO is a risky signing - but the positives are greater than the negatives - especially for the 'Skins. His antics can be controlled, a contract that is heavy in the second year (non Cap year) with clauses that could lead to him being cut after the first year if he does not adhere to the team concept and incentives if he does. This is doable and would almost guarantee that he would have big games against the "Girls" and the Iggles. With the Iggles having let a lot of people go, I can see them signing TO. McNabb has been crying for help on the offense, what better way to shut him up?

I agree totally. People stop all the hate, this could actually be a good pickup!!

Posted by: dwil801 | March 5, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Why 'no to TO' is the only way to go.

He'll abort Jason Campbell's career as a 'Skin, because he'll gripe incessantly by mid-season if JC doesn't get him the ball enough. JC's already in a win-or-done situation - he doesn't need the distraction.

He'll abort the development of Devin Thomas or Malcolm Kelly or both, as they need time on the field to become the budding superstar either of them is capable of being.

He'll clash with the heart and soul of the team.

The Redskins will be the laughing stock of the league, championship or no championship.

NO way!

Posted by: JHG_sec405 | March 5, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

NO TO T.O.. Stop even talking about it, please. I would boycott this team until he is gone.

Posted by: chillpilll24 | March 5, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

In some ways this makes me glad the Skins signed Haynesworth to big $. He has potential to be worth it. Owens does not at this point. If the Redskins were going to throw money at WR, I think TJ or even Coles would have been better choices.

Holt apparently wants out of St. Louis, he also would be a better choice than TO.

Posted by: verbal8 | March 5, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Maybe not a good fit for the Redskins, but I can see him having a lot of success at Baltimore. He'd really help out there offense. And Ray Lewis is a strong enough personality to help head-off any "shananigins".

Posted by: AggyPryd | March 5, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
I am a die-hard REDSKIN fan and I do not see T.O. coming to the Skins and doing anything different than what he has done on other teams. He is not REDSKIN material,besides he dogged the Skins and him and Clinton Portis on the same team, please. T.O. is a cry baby and he is spoiled, if he does not get his way then he throws a tantrum. We do not have time for his mess. So no Please do not get T.O., he may e a good WR but is it worth it to bring him here, look at what he has done to the other teams he has been with.

Posted by: LWHY57 | March 5, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Wow! How much crap can JReid make-up in one article!!

Was your league sources the Lollipop Guild?!

Posted by: filmchis | March 5, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

NOOOOOOOOOO WAY!!! We have enough distractions with Portis, we don't need another one with T.O. Send his tail back to Dallas with the cowgirls. We got bigger fish to fry like trying to get a decent offensive line. PLEASEEEEEEEE!! No TO, No TO, and I say it again, No TO.

Posted by: pjohnson467 | March 5, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Maybe not a good fit for the Redskins, but I can see him having a lot of success at Baltimore. He'd really help out there offense. And Ray Lewis is a strong enough personality to help head-off any "shananigins".

Posted by: AggyPryd | March 5, 2009 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Actually if you remeber back, Baltimore HATES HIM! Baltimore is the team people like to forget in the T.O. saga.

Cuz he was already a Raven before he was an Eagle!

http://philadelphia.about.com/cs/eaglesfreeagency/a/terrell_owens.htm

Posted by: filmchis | March 5, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I have been a Redskins lifer and I am more than proud to wear my Darrell Green jersey around Indianapolis, and even to the RCA Dome one time. However, I swear to every religious figure that is or ever has been that I will swear off the Redskins until Snyder and Cerrato are gone if Terrell Owens is signed. I did it with the Orioles back in 2000 after Angelos imploded the team, and I'll do it with the Redskins. The man is the single worst personality in sports outside of chess' Bobby Fischer, and I think the Redskins would be committing suicide if they hired T.O. to play with a 2nd-year coach, young and inconsistent QB, a big-ego RB, and a couple of pretty darn good WRs. I don't care if they sign T.O. and win 10 Super Bowls, I will not cheer for 81 in Burgundy and Gold.

Posted by: HB_86 | March 5, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Signing problem players is why I stopped watching the Redskins after being a fan for more than 30 years and went to Nascar.

Posted by: MOUNTAINDEW14227 | March 5, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

JLC is a cocked eyed nerd

Posted by: chamidi | March 5, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

This is a classic Dan Snyder move. Sign a washed up non-performing has been with excess baggage and have him tear apart the locker room chemistry (anyone remember Jeff "Mr. Leadership" George?). As long as Snyder owns the 'Skins the 'Skins won't be winning any championships so what the heck, why don't we just make ourselves the laughing stocks of the NFL? Danny needs to pray hard for the continued good health of Al Davis because once Davis goes, Snyder becomes the worst owner in the NFL.

Posted by: mightykevbo | March 5, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

T.O.??? You're joking, right?? Good one!!! You almost had me there, Jason!! By the way, does no one remember seeing the back of that non-covering horse-collarer Roy Williams on not one, but two 4th quarter touchdowns by Santana Moss? My, my, my how our memories get short.

Posted by: hamptonpirates89 | March 5, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

TO arrived at Redskin Park 20 minutes ago ladies!

Posted by: sheepherder | March 5, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Yes, T.O. is a hard-worker. He has great worth ethic. You can't blame a guy for speaking his mind. I don't know how well he'd be received in politically correct D.C., but overall he still has gas left in the tank, he's not too old cause he's got more hustle than most receivers. He's a competitor and wants to win. He'd also serve as a great complement to Santana Moss. SIGN T.O.!

Posted by: shalshah | March 5, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

The Deion debacle was bad enough. You would think that someone who professes to be a fan (as Dan Snyder claims) would have had a clue how awful it was to see Sanders in a Redskins uniform. I thought I was going to lose my lunch when I heard about that deal.

As a life-long Skins fan (I remember well the arguments on Sonny versus Billy), if I ever see T.O. wearing 81 in Burgundy and Gold, I will take all of my Redskins paraphernalia into the back yard, have a bon fire, and find a new time for my son to love.

Posted by: UpstateMasonFan | March 5, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm all for TO as long as they don't overpay for him - the redskins have more pressing needs than wide receiver. I don't buy the extent of his locker room detriment because the media always overhypes that sort of thing.

Posted by: wwc4g | March 5, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

No No No, a thousand times . . . no a million times No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Deion Sanders wearing the burgunday and gold was bad enough, but Terrell Owens would be the worst.

Posted by: templetontherat | March 5, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I have been a lifelong Redskins fan (25 years) and have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly come through this town. However, if they sign this "human plague", I will change my allegiance and never root for them again...ever!

Posted by: quantockpeter | March 5, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Are we already saying that Cerrato's 2008 receiver-heavy draft class is a bust? If so, the answer isn't bringing in T.O., it's getting rid of Cerrato.

Posted by: JohnnyU2Berry | March 5, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

OMG- the fact that this is even a topic of discussion is insane!!! Don't even think about it!!! I have been a hard core fan for over 25 years but will start rooting for Baltimore if they sign T.O.

Posted by: SeanA1 | March 5, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I think TO and Snyder deserve each other. Then we could have 2 clowns managing the skins

Posted by: kelly112 | March 5, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse


I don't really care. It's not my money. Come to think of it, it isn't my team, anymore either.


Posted by: mortified469 | March 5, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

If Dan Snot signs T.O., I know my mother and father will turn over in their graves, but I will not be rooting for the Redskins as long as he's there, win or loose. I don't care how well they play. I can't see myself ever rooting for a current, former or deceased Cowgirl. I will take the worst team in football over T.O. That crybaby!!!

Posted by: pjohnson467 | March 5, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

No to T.O.!!!! Just what the Redskins need - another drama queen a la Deion.

Posted by: seaduck2001 | March 5, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Only people so stupidly eager enough to sign T.O. would be Snyder and Cerrato. Yeah, I can just see how worse he will make the already bad team morale.

Posted by: TalkingHead1 | March 5, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Don't do it!

Did you see how much he helped the cowboys last year? Not much.

He's a good player, but way too much of a drama queen. Look what he did for the morale at Philly and Dallas!

Posted by: postfan1 | March 5, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

You are joking, right? How could anyone seriously consider signing T.O.?

Posted by: dcc1968 | March 5, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

When did D.C. finally legalize crack? That is the only way possible we could dare consider finally cheering for T.O. I have spent the better part of my 20's loathing and making fun of T.O. and we want to bring him to our hallowed field!!! SOMEONE TAKE THE CRACK PIPE AWAY BEFORE WHOEVER IS CONTEMPLATING THIS MOVE GETS BURNED!

Posted by: clward11 | March 5, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Take him! It doesn't make any less sense than letting Evans get away.

Our front office is the joke of the league, so why shouldn't they sign TO?

Posted by: Redskinrex | March 5, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

we already have potential headaches in hall and haynesworth. why do we want to add to it? we're repeating the same mistakes that the cowgirls made last year!!! But i do think we should give a thought or two about bring in former cowboy roy williams and converting him to linebacker!! how bout that?

Posted by: wwwedgar_ruiz2g1 | March 5, 2009 11:17 PM | Report abuse

darn right,sign him for 1 year and see what happens.heck,this team has no chemistry as of now anyway!ill bet you a dime to a dollar,that t.o.will not act up,simply because he was cut,and knows that his next team will be his last.sign him

Posted by: billydee123 | March 6, 2009 12:12 AM | Report abuse

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