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Mike Shanahan on T.O.: "We will not go in that direction right now"

Amid a report that Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb wants his new team to add one of his old teammates — a guy named Terrell Owens — and comments from agent Drew Rosenhaus indicating that T.O. would be interested, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that it won’t be happening.

“I can appreciate Donovan wanting his friend back,” Shanahan told ESPN’s Trey Wingo on the network’s schedule-release show, “but we made a decision as an organization not to go in that direction.”

He made it more clear moments later.

“No, we will not go in that direction right now,” Shanahan said.

Though in some contexts “right now” could be interpreted as the door being opened a crack, it doesn’t sound like Shanahan will be changing his mind.

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43 Responses to “Mike Shanahan on T.O.: "We will not go in that direction right now"”
  1. BroadStreetBully9286 says: Apr 20, 2010 7:35 PM

    I wish they would be reunited, if only just to speed up the annual implosion of the once-storied Redskins.

  2. jkr says: Apr 20, 2010 7:38 PM

    Why not? He’s better than any wr they currently have on their roster.

  3. imseantaylor says: Apr 20, 2010 7:39 PM

    yay.

  4. NFLMMAfan says: Apr 20, 2010 7:39 PM

    Not now, rather right after the Redskins select five QBs in the draft…

  5. penguininbondage says: Apr 20, 2010 7:40 PM

    And Shanahan is seriously wondering about McNabb’s sanity.

  6. Diegocarrera says: Apr 20, 2010 7:40 PM

    Does the typeface have to be that large, Mike Florio?

  7. se18a29 says: Apr 20, 2010 7:43 PM

    McNab will cry now…

  8. kristoff says: Apr 20, 2010 7:47 PM

    maybe friday in not right now??

  9. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Apr 20, 2010 7:59 PM

    The Redskins are already pathetic enough as it is; I don’t wish to gild the lily by having BO join them because I’m not greedy. Their deterioration continues apace.

  10. Veritas Amber says: Apr 20, 2010 8:11 PM

    heh… you guys do know their is no rule saying you can’t sign anyone as a FA after the draft right? LOL

  11. HarrisonHits says: Apr 20, 2010 8:16 PM

    “I can appreciate Donovan wanting his friend back,”
    His friend ? Shanny has a real sense of humor LOLZ
    This translates to “McNabb are you out of your f’ing mind ?”

  12. Black QB White RB says: Apr 20, 2010 8:16 PM

    might as well sign him and complete the descent into chaos right now….why wait for fat albert and mcnabb to start whining. just overpay for him and get him on board already

  13. Nevisyakker says: Apr 20, 2010 8:17 PM

    Shanahan realizes he has a tough enough job without adding the ever weird-wired-worried wing-nut that is TO.
    McNabb should know better as well.

  14. Mean D says: Apr 20, 2010 8:21 PM

    Who the hell does McNabb think he is?

  15. oaktownballa says: Apr 20, 2010 8:35 PM

    no way…this is never gonna happen, Redskins spent all this cash and they are just gonna throw it away??? TO is a no-go

  16. SKINSFANTOM says: Apr 20, 2010 8:38 PM

    I HOPE YOU JACKASSES COME BACK TO COMMENT WHEN WE’RE RUNNING ROUGHSHOD OVER THE WHOLE LEAGUE. HAIL.

  17. milt marvelous21 says: Apr 20, 2010 8:42 PM

    Washington is stupid as hell!!! My thing is, we went 4-12 last year. Bring in anybody that can help. T.o, julius peppers, karlos dansby, brandon marshall,joey porter etc etc.. Just do it we can’t get no worst. Instead they keep signing guys who didn’t even play last year because of season ending injuries are you kidding me.. You didn’t want jason so you got mcnabb go out there and get who mcnabb wants its that simple.but nooooo we bring in jerry porter for a work out.. And some guy name roydell who hasn’t played since 2007… Sean taylor is rollin right now…get it together…

  18. boysroll says: Apr 20, 2010 8:52 PM

    the whole org is comical….wait til my boys skunk the 4skins the first game again 27-0……lmfao.
    this team is in worse shape than last yr if you ask me…last place finish again for the 20th yr in a row..lmfao.

  19. GaryClark says: Apr 20, 2010 8:58 PM

    Just calm down everyone…Settle…sit…Marinate

  20. flavordave says: Apr 20, 2010 9:03 PM

    Good job annoying your new coach publicly Donovan. Get to know this clown DC and good luck LOL

  21. Mooch says: Apr 20, 2010 9:07 PM

    McNabb excuse #1,223 just arrived with this statement.
    “Wah wah, I don’t have enough weapons. Wah.”
    Gonna be a long season.

  22. MagicMan407 says: Apr 20, 2010 9:12 PM

    Wow, what class Boysroll has! Seem’s to be an internet tough guy and a bandwagon fan. Bet he’s never even been to watch the Cowboys play a game before. I hope your a kid with parents who abandon you or something. Because if not your a real loser.

  23. Sociofan says: Apr 20, 2010 9:16 PM

    I’m liking Shanny more and more all the time.
    “Just say NO to TO.” and
    “Hey, Hey, Hey. Let’s send Fat Albert away.”
    Could he actually be shaping this team up? Let’s hope that a certain recent acquisition does not become a Gomer to his Seargent Carter.

  24. SKINSFANTOM says: Apr 20, 2010 9:23 PM

    boysroll(over for other boys) you must have 4skin envy since you’re always posting on skins articles. go back and visit your cowgirlfriends, hail!

  25. Whatsthepoint? says: Apr 20, 2010 9:27 PM

    TO TO TO TO TO TO TO TO TO
    To is what we need
    Mike Shanahan get of the weed
    There is a change we can win one more game then last year
    instead of the fans booing they might cheer
    Although today is national weed day
    Mike Shanahan go smoke some hay
    The redskins will come in last
    Watch out it might happen fast
    I will cry for my quaterback
    A wide reciever is what we lack
    Here is some advice for the skins.
    Do not turn out like the 0 and 16 fins.
    Do whatever you need to to please the fans
    Because before you know it instead of the games they will be hittin the sand
    For all the haters for this team
    It really isnt as bad as it seems
    Im really sorry to make you watch it
    Please do not throw a fit
    -Shakespeare

  26. vbedford says: Apr 20, 2010 9:32 PM

    Nobody wants him.
    Even the lions aren’t interested.
    Raiders are interested in everybody so that doesn’t count.

  27. Birdbrainsnj says: Apr 20, 2010 9:43 PM

    Come on skins! He’s old and past his prime with little ability left, just like the rest of your roster! Perfect fit. It’s like that year when they got Deon and Bruce smith and all those crusty crabs. That got them a championship right? They’ll never learn. It’s hilarious!

  28. emoser says: Apr 20, 2010 9:58 PM

    “# SKINSFANTOM says: April 20, 2010 8:38 PM
    I HOPE YOU JACKASSES COME BACK TO COMMENT WHEN WE’RE RUNNING ROUGHSHOD OVER THE WHOLE LEAGUE. HAIL.”
    ______
    Every year. Every f-ing year it’s another reason why these idiot fans think they’re going to win the superbowl. Didn’t work with Portis, didn’t work with Coach Zorn, didn’t work with Haynesworth, and it’s not going to work with McNabb. How many times does it take before you realize that picking up a big name in the offseason (a/k/a player that *used* to be good) isn’t the way to build a team?

  29. Sasquash says: Apr 20, 2010 10:10 PM

    Shanahambone needs this team on the same page going in the same direction. TO could kill that in a minute. It would be foolish to bring TO in just for that reason. TO and DMAC do make a productive combo but the risk far outweighs the reward. I did love that 04 Eagles season. TO,TO,TO,TOOOOOOO,TO,TO Memories of Puke gate season.

  30. flip flip flipadelphia says: Apr 20, 2010 10:37 PM

    MagicMan407 says:
    April 20, 2010 9:12 PM
    Wow, what class Boysroll has! Seem’s to be an internet tough guy and a bandwagon fan. Bet he’s never even been to watch the Cowboys play a game before. I hope your a kid with parents who abandon you or something. Because if not your a real loser.
    ————————————————
    couldn’t agree with you more magicman…

  31. skins51key says: Apr 20, 2010 10:51 PM

    I don’t understand why you won’t bring in a T.O. when you know he’s going to give you his all against Cowboys & Eagles! Since they r former teams of his. Make the deal Bruce & Mike. Mc Nabb can’t throw it to himself

  32. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 20, 2010 11:03 PM

    “God’s Own Silver and Blue says:
    April 20, 2010 7:59 PM
    The Redskins are already pathetic enough as it is; I don’t wish to gild the lily by having BO join them because I’m not greedy. Their deterioration continues apace.”
    _________________________________________________
    @God’s Own Silver and Blue
    How quickly you idiots forget that he had what 13 TD’s for you pathetic franchise. Just giv it a year and order ill be restored, and in that I mean that cowgurls will be back on the bottom of the standings in the NFC East. America’s REAL team the Washington Redskins will be right back in it in a year, two at most. I am still praying that the cowgurls get moved to LA until then all you idiots that root for that team can E.A.F.D.

  33. MasterShake says: Apr 20, 2010 11:23 PM

    Does this mean they aren’t going to be Florio’s early SB pick?
    They must be heavy favorites.

  34. Bird Man says: Apr 21, 2010 12:10 AM

    I’m impressed you didn’t interpret “right now” to mean “it’s definitely going to happen just not immediately.”

  35. Route36West says: Apr 21, 2010 12:13 AM

    SKINSFANTOM says:
    April 20, 2010 8:38 PM
    I HOPE YOU JACKASSES COME BACK TO COMMENT WHEN WE’RE RUNNING ROUGHSHOD OVER THE WHOLE LEAGUE. HAIL.
    You Redskins fans are hilarious. Over the last 11 years all we have heard from your kind is how overrated and terrible Mcnabb is. We have heard you guys call him a whiner and stupid due to his below 15 wonderlic test. Also we have heard uses call him a choker and bring up him throwing in the Superbowl every chance you’ve had.
    But now all the sudden hes superman and everything the Redskins fans have said about him never happened. The amount of hypocrisy I have seen by Redskins fans since the signing of Mcnabb is astronomic. Its almost as much as Cowboys fans said about T.O. before they signed him.
    It would be nice to see some integrity in the rest of the NFC East but I guess it will never happen. You can say all you want about Eagles fans but there not flaky like the rest of you. If they talk sh%t about a player and then he becomes part of the team they dont back track like the rest they stay consistent. For example Eagles fans said Asante couldnt tackle and pads his numbers when he was with the Patriots and its still the same. We dont act like we never said it. We did and still do.
    It will never change Cowboys, Giants, and Redskins fans will continue to be hypocrites while Eagles fans speak there minds. It will be even more evident if the Redskins do sign T.O. because then all we will here is how great Mcnabb and T.O. were together and how many pro bowls he has been to.

  36. Rasta says: Apr 21, 2010 12:31 AM

    Rastafarians know de boys will smoke de Skins T.O. or no. live slo mon

  37. clemenza says: Apr 21, 2010 1:58 AM

    owens WILL be on the redskins within 10 days and i look forward to it…on a decent team T O can still play

  38. ARJR1 says: Apr 21, 2010 2:40 AM

    They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    I say the new definition of insanity should be the ENTIRE deadskins organization and their pathetic fans. LOL!

  39. Jim says: Apr 21, 2010 2:45 AM

    Evolution of a big mouth team wrecker.
    He’s now evolved from Parcell’s “That Player”…
    … to “That Direction” that Shanahan won’t go.
    Good for Shanahan.
    Now if TO will just disappear it will be great!

  40. realityonetwo says: Apr 21, 2010 6:53 AM

    milt marvelous21 says:
    April 20, 2010 8:42 PM
    Washington is stupid as hell!!! My thing is, we went 4-12 last year. Bring in anybody that can help.
    ***
    That’s what they’re doing. How much did TO “help” Buffalo last year?

  41. Bwa Ha Ha says: Apr 21, 2010 7:00 AM

    ever underestimate the power of make up sex

  42. tv says: Apr 21, 2010 8:21 AM

    Shanahan speak for “TO sucks”!

  43. spliffbunker says: Apr 21, 2010 11:53 AM

    Rasta says:
    April 21, 2010 12:31 AM
    Rastafarians know de boys will smoke de Skins T.O. or no. live slo mon
    ………………………………………..
    no mon… Babylon must fall & Ras Clot boysroll will know the Duppy Conquerer on Sep 12
    Seen
    SELAH….

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