T.O. To Chicago?

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Owens would make sense for the Bears, but the move seems unlikely.

That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Really, I could care less what the Chicago Bears do. They’re still going to be the third or fourth best team in the NFC North if they sign Jesus Christ himself, but…

Word is, free agent receiver Terrell Owens was in Chicago this week for some personal appearances. While there, he hooked up with Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler and tight end Greg Olsen.

Owens doesn’t exactly have teams busting down his door and the Bears have what’s probably the shittiest receiving corp in the NFL. So people are naturally speculating about the Bears signing Owens.

Owens had 55 receptions for 829 yards and five touchdowns last season for the offensively-challenged Buffalo Bills. These represent his lowest totals since he played in only seven games for Philadelphia in 2005.

Owens clearly isn’t what he once was, but it seems like he has a little left in the tank.

If you compare Owens’ numbers with the Bears’ top receivers, you’ll see why signing him might make sense.

Devin Hester led Bears’ receivers with 57 receptions for 757 yards and three touchdowns. Earl Bennett had 54 receptions for 717 yards and two touchdowns. Johnny Knox, who didn’t start a game, had 45 receptions for 527 yards and five touchdowns.

Although Knox looks to have a bright future, Bennett is probably a No. 4 on just about every other NFL team and the Bears have been trying to teach Hester to play receiver for three years, with little success.

Meanwhile, Owens would give Cutler a big, strong receiver — something he hasn’t had since he teamed with Brandon Marshall in Denver and something he sorely missed last season.

While signing Owens looks like it might make sense for the Bears, it’s unlikely to happen. The Bears have been blathering on about developing their young receivers since the end of last season.

Bringing Owens in would only hinder that.

So, keep patting yourselves on the back for bringing in Julius Peppers, Chicago. It doesn’t look like the NFL odds will be swinging in your favor anytime soon.

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About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

15 Comments on "T.O. To Chicago?"

  1. PackerFaninFL

    MONTY!! What the fuck are you doing this is a Packer site not a Bears site don’t you know the viking fans have prohibeted us (packer fans) from reporting new on anyother team?

    Oh wait …we don’t give a shit…

    TO = Too Old…more power to them signing that antique.

  2. Agree with Monty’s analysis. All T.O. will do in Chicago is hinder the development of Johnny Knox with his incessant crying to sulkface Cutler and whoever else will listen.

  3. Al Borland's Beard

    Last I heard TO was lobbying for Washington, maybe that was false but if not even Snyder will pick you up, you know you’re pretty much fucked. Oh, and a giant fuck you to TO, you will never get a ring you self absorbed diva prick.

  4. jeff ircink

    hey douche bag, PackerFanINFL…are you stupid or just a special ed. person? why do blatantly lie? that’s not what i said. i said if this site would quit posting an inordinate number of Favre articles, i’d stop visiting this site. i never said they couldn’t blog on other teams.

    “inordinate” – “escessive”. better, douch bag?

  5. jeff ircink

    “why do YOU blatantly lie?” and “excessive”.
    look…i can correct my errors and spell. i’m intelligent, Douche bag PackerFanINFL.

  6. Abe Frohman

    I’d love to see TO go to Chicago. He’s a first class idiot. He’ll blow up and blame Cutler at the first sign of adversity. He’ll hinder the development of guys like Knox and Hester. And he’ll be a cancer in the locker room. It’s for reasons like that I hated to see Dave Wannestadt go, too.

    Peppers is the next Haynesworth. He’s gotten paid. Nothing left to do but shut it down and play not to get hurt.

  7. jeff ircink

    i’m not asking you to understand my mind, PackerFanINFL….it’s beyond your obvious mental capacity. just accept it.

  8. jeff ircink

    Greenmachine …. Douche bag as an adjective to describe some of the douche like people on this blog is my thing. find your own word.

  9. PackerFanINFL

    Hey Jeff for an self proclaimed “intelligent guy” you aren’t very smart (you ever notice how the ones that feel they gotta tell you they are smart are dumb as fuck).

    First of all your website is hosted at blogger.com (blogspot) and its one of the slowest fucking sites I’ve ever seen…you being a genius automatically blame blogspot (of course). But that company is hosted by google and is on some of the largest available farms on the internet…so what gives? well here is a freebie “sport”. Quit forcing the user to download that stupid fucking song that plays everytime you hit a page and your website would be normal…besides this is 2010 not 1998 no legitimate websites force music on users anymore.

    Also I saw you fell for the “Antispyware Soft Virus” scam…lol..you fucking idiot oldest trick in the book..enough said.

    But what do I know I’m not a member of MENSA

  10. Rubicon

    It might not be a bad idea for the Bears to sign TO if the price is right. Maybe he would bring some veteran experience and wisdom to the bears young inexperienced receiving corps….then again probably not.

    Some team will sign him though…I’m curious who?

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