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Nothing cooking with T.O. and the Chargers

In response to the apparent plan of Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith to prepare for life without left tackle Marcus McNeill and receiver Vincent Jackson, we opted to look into the question of whether the Chargers will augment their acquisition of veteran left tackle Tra Thomas with the pursuit of a certain big-name veteran wideout who once played on the same team as Thomas.

Terrell Owens.

Per a league source, there’s currently no communication between San Diego and the Owens’ camp.

Of course, that could change.  And it should change if the Chargers are serious about moving on without Jackson.

We’ve been critical of Owens when he has deserved it.  But we also will praise him when justified, too.  Regardless of whether he was motivated by a desire to not give the media more ammo for criticizing him, T.O. behaved in 2009 with the Bills.  And given that he’s sensitive to the perception that he’s a pain in the butt, which could eventually slow down his bid for Cantonization, he likely will behave in 2010.

So if the Chargers are serious about replacing Jackson, they should be chasing Owens.

Unless, of course, it’s all bluster and bravado from Smith, who never smiles.  Apparently because it’s a submission signal in primates.

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20 Responses to “Nothing cooking with T.O. and the Chargers”
  1. Big Stretch says: Jun 10, 2010 9:55 AM

    T.O isn’t going to change his behavior all the sudden he may talk about changing, but once the season starts he would be right back to being TO. The do not need T.O. I suggest people start looking into Malcom Floyd.

  2. DonTerrelli says: Jun 10, 2010 9:57 AM

    T.O. would have nothing to complain about with Rivers, and Rivers wouldn’t take any crap from T.O.
    Good match there.

  3. TheOne says: Jun 10, 2010 9:58 AM

    This would be really good for Owens. He will have Rivers at QB, a good run game with Ryan M and Darren S. Also the DE is getting better and better. TO says he wants to make/win a superbowl, this is the best option he has right now to do that with. I see that the Chargers are really the only good team that can make playoffs that need a WR at this point, since Jackson will be missing some games. Dallas, Minn, Colts, Saints, Jets, Falcons, Miami, Ravens, Pats, Philly, Cinn, Green Bay, just to name a few do not need a WR. I can also see the Raiders, Redskins (if McNabb is fine with it) Seahawks, Tampa, Rams and Browns are all teams in need for a WR, well now so are the Chargers and they are way better then those last 6 teams I named.

  4. Bird Man says: Jun 10, 2010 10:07 AM

    Why should a guy be praised for not destroying another locker room?

  5. Kay Bee says: Jun 10, 2010 10:10 AM

    I actually think this would be a good match.

  6. S.Miller says: Jun 10, 2010 10:15 AM

    TO’ people are running out of teams to float to the media..lol.

  7. Nevisyakker says: Jun 10, 2010 10:33 AM

    Let’s see…..T. O. or V. Jackson….you have got to be kidding! All of the locker room & disruptive crap aside, Jackson is just coming into his own as a solid #1 receiver while T.O. is no where near that level any more.
    If this goes down Charger fans, SUCKS TO BE YOU!

  8. sdffa11 says: Jun 10, 2010 10:47 AM

    id love to see rivers and TO on the same team. rivers would not tolerate any BS from TO.

  9. DDevil88 says: Jun 10, 2010 11:10 AM

    If V-jax does in fact hold out like a dumbass, while probably getting suspended for his DUIs and the possible lock out next year… I would love TO on SD. Rivers is one of 5 qbs that wouldn’t put up with TO’s BS if TO does in fact bring in BS.
    Tho, TO did behave in Buffalo. SO maybe he did grow up… lol that would be the day pigs fly and gophers crap gold.
    Regardless TO on SD will only happen if VJ holds out or gets traded.

  10. steveinohio says: Jun 10, 2010 11:30 AM

    Good show, Florio. I bet you could write more stories about what TO is not going to do. For a guy that gets paid by the “story”, I think you struck pay dirt.
    Nothing cooking with TO and the Orioles
    or
    Nothing cooking with TO and the Nets
    or
    Nothing cooking with TO and the Harvard Philosophy Department
    there really is no end to this non story, story.

  11. Franchise says: Jun 10, 2010 11:37 AM

    Phil Rivers’ ego vs TO.
    Yeah, great match.
    I could see Atlanta make a run for him, since they need someone other than Roddy outside to free up Gonzo inside, and have a legit run game. That would be a scary offense.

  12. JC says: Jun 10, 2010 11:49 AM

    Big Stretch says: June 10, 2010 9:55 AM
    T.O isn’t going to change his behavior all the sudden he may talk about changing, but once the season starts he would be right back to being TO. The do not need T.O. I suggest people start looking into Malcom Floyd.
    -Big Stretch, you must not watch the chargers at all! Malcom Floyd already starts for the chargers smart one. Way to come up with a brilliant idea genius! My god, some people just should not be able to comment on some things (stupid people who dont know what they are talking about). If Vincent Jackson doesnt sign with the chargers this year then we need another big receiver that will take pressure off of Malcom Floyd, and TO would be a great receiver to do that. I know that TO would not be a distraction to the chargers, he was not a distraction last year to the Bills, and Phillip Rivers would not let TO take control of his team anyways. Bring TO to SD!!!!!!!!!!

  13. JC says: Jun 10, 2010 11:54 AM

    Nevisyakker says: June 10, 2010 10:33 AM
    Let’s see…..T. O. or V. Jackson….you have got to be kidding! All of the locker room & disruptive crap aside, Jackson is just coming into his own as a solid #1 receiver while T.O. is no where near that level any more.
    If this goes down Charger fans, SUCKS TO BE YOU!
    -Nevisyakker,
    Do you know what you are talking about? Vincent has gotten in trouble with the law multiple times while with the chargers and has gotten multiple DUI’s, including one the day before a chargers playoff game!! and you are trying to tell me that TO is a distraction in the locker room?!?!? TO had his rough patches with the Eagles and Cowboys, he has grown up and is ready to be a leader i feel. He knows his career is on the down side and this could be his last chance to get a ring. and with saying that i feel that he would be a great fit for us down in SD!

  14. poonhok says: Jun 10, 2010 12:16 PM

    I don’t think any sane QB in the league wants to put up with Owens pouting about not getting the ball enough…

  15. Jagerbolt says: Jun 10, 2010 12:59 PM

    You know, as much as I hate to admit it, this may turn out to be a decent match. He would likely be the 2nd WR with Floyd being #1. He played 2nd fiddle with the Bills as well so it wouldn’t be an issue.
    But this would only happen if TO can prove to AJ Smith that he will not be a distraction. I kind of doubt that. AJ hates diva players who have a history of complaining (see: Cro, LT, Donnie Edwards, etc.)
    But let’s pretend he does sign – like everyone else said, Rivers doesn’t put up with any b.s. and it seems TO is determined to shut the media up and play cool.

  16. RaiderChile says: Jun 10, 2010 1:19 PM

    The Raiders need to step in and get Jackson or Owens. Come on you can’t just sit there and not to something to block a division rival’s move?

  17. Stuart Scotts left eye says: Jun 10, 2010 1:51 PM

    it seems like TO has become a WR for hire nowadays. Although he is pretty productive, he can not stay in one place for too long. It would be a great move for TO, but not so sure about the Chargers.

  18. lawdjayee says: Jun 10, 2010 1:55 PM

    The Chargers are actually deep at WR, esp. if you include Gates and Sproles’ pass-catching abilities. No reason to bring in anyone else. The Thomas signing I see as desperation rather than bluster, although I’d be interested to see Jags’ fans take on Thomas. Rivers has been conspicuously silent (esp. for him!) in all this but I can’t imagine he’s happy about those two guys swinging in the wind.

  19. bobhoo says: Jun 10, 2010 6:30 PM

    lawdjayee,
    The Chargers are deep at receiver? Based on what stats. How do you include a TE and a RB as part of your deep WR group. It’s a good thing your not a GM. Look up the Top wr’s from last year.

  20. BoltDaddy says: Jun 10, 2010 10:34 PM

    The issue with T.O. at this point is less about citizenship and all about productivity. He was a good unproductive player in Buffalo.

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