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Doug Baldwin raves about T.O.

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38-year-old receiver Terrell Owens has yet to officially arrive at Seahawks camp.  But that hasn’t stopped 23-year-old receiver Doug Baldwin from raving about his new teammate.

Terrell Owens is an unbelievable talent,” Baldwin said, via Mike Sando of ESPN.com.  “They brought him in because that’s what Pete Carroll believes in is competition.  He’s going to come in immediately and compete for a job, and that’s what we’re all about here.”

Baldwin, who likely will be one of the starting receivers when the real games start, doesn’t sound interested in racing Owens.

“That’s faster than my pro day, and he’s 38 years old,” Baldwin said regarding the 4.45-second 40-yard dash Owens supposedly ran on Monday.

Yeah, I said “supposedly.”  Because the Seahawks had every reason to hit the button a little bit early in order to provide cover for an out-of-the-blue decision to sign a player that no one wanted.

Other than the Allen Wranglers.  Until they decided that they didn’t.

Still, we’re not complaining.  The ultimate reality show isn’t complete without T.O. in it.  Regardless of how it works out, Owens’ return to the NFL adds another layer of intrigue.

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32 Responses to “Doug Baldwin raves about T.O.”
  1. thegonz13 says: Aug 8, 2012 6:38 AM

    Aw crap! The Owens circus is in town!

  2. hulkhogansays says: Aug 8, 2012 6:38 AM

    Baldwin needs to get a kleenex to wipe off his chin brother.

  3. starfan79 says: Aug 8, 2012 6:46 AM

    I believe he did run the 4.45 40… The issue has never been about physical inabilities cause he could posterize Labron James. It’s his ego and mouth, just doesn’t know how to be Terrell.. Only TO

  4. dollarbill247 says: Aug 8, 2012 7:08 AM

    I love how passive aggressive you are here. T.O. Has always been a beast on the field like him or not. They guy doesn’t get into real trouble unless it’s child support related.

  5. dgreenfi says: Aug 8, 2012 7:25 AM

    I’m pretty sure the Seahawks proved they don’t mind committing to players no one wants when they signed Tavaris Jackson .

  6. brownsclown says: Aug 8, 2012 7:27 AM

    He’s a better blocker, runs faster, catches better and is a quicker learner than Braylon ‘hands of stone’ Edwards. But then, so is my 80 year old father!

  7. macarwolf says: Aug 8, 2012 7:30 AM

    Media hurts T.O. just as much as his name apparently. Everytime he is mentioned by anyone it’s reported. Mostly turning nothing out of something. You guys spin every story to be a negative campaign against most individuals. Sadly, enough people read it and get the wrong impression of individuals we really don’t know besides he liked to celebrate in the endzone.

  8. Mike Florio says: Aug 8, 2012 7:36 AM

    I learned how to be passive-aggressive from studying T.O.

  9. theredbengal says: Aug 8, 2012 8:12 AM

    And so it begins…..

  10. capitaloffense says: Aug 8, 2012 8:32 AM

    The Seahawk organization as a whole should rave about T.O. He’s the best receiver this organization has ever had. I would entertain a Steve Largent debate, but other than him there is no one.

  11. miamimike1 says: Aug 8, 2012 8:54 AM

    Day one and they still love him. That might be a record. What’s the over/under until he starts his same old routine?

  12. paychrisjohnson28 says: Aug 8, 2012 9:31 AM

    GO go T.O. ! No Player on the Seahawks roster will ever have the overall combined statistics that T.O has had….even all of them combined won’t have as many yards, touchdowns or catches in their career. They should be in awe of T.O. !

  13. rajbais says: Aug 8, 2012 10:05 AM

    Don’t speculate on the 40 time!!!

    Just because he can do more at 38 than you can it doesn’t mean that he should be stuck in a wheelchair!

    Why is it okay to not speculate Randy Moss’ 40 time or Willie Gault’s 100 meter dash at age 50???

    Mike, you’re rooting for Owens to fail because you hate the guy!!! You’ll be sorry because he takes care of himself and doesn’t drink that much alcohol (none during the season) and that’s why his 40 time is legit!!!

  14. tshirttom says: Aug 8, 2012 10:14 AM

    He’s always had talent, let’s hope he’s learned how to be a teammate…this is his last chance

  15. ibboydb says: Aug 8, 2012 10:25 AM

    Media hurts T.O. just as much as his name apparently.—

    T.O. may be diffrent away from the spot light. Like when he is working out in his driveway, trying to be casual, after the team sends him home!

    He is his own worst enemy and has brought everything about him on himself.

    Take the 1 mil loss now and cut him!!

  16. biggestredmiami says: Aug 8, 2012 10:28 AM

    The popcorn has been put in the microwave, excited to hear something pop

  17. josch0001 says: Aug 8, 2012 10:29 AM

    The Seahawk organization as a whole should rave about T.O. He’s the best receiver this organization has ever had.

    Jerry Rice played a season and has more catches as a Seahawk than TO does.

  18. skoobyfl says: Aug 8, 2012 10:54 AM

    This is his 3rd last chance, so fat chance on being the last chance.

  19. brysong says: Aug 8, 2012 10:57 AM

    “capitaloffense says: Aug 8, 2012 8:32 AM

    The Seahawk organization as a whole should rave about T.O. He’s the best receiver this organization has ever had. I would entertain a Steve Largent debate, but other than him there is no one.”

    You obviously forgot about Jerry Rice.

  20. realdealsteel says: Aug 8, 2012 11:00 AM

    I’m hearing that T.O. is really humbled these days because of his financial battles with all his babies mommas. Life has been brutal to him the last 3 years and I think it’s brought him down to earth.

    I think he’ll end up being the # 1 WR in Seattle this season and if he stays humble, he could play another two years after this season. Good luck to him.

  21. bobby2478 says: Aug 8, 2012 11:13 AM

    Personally I’m getting kind of tired of the sarcastic tone of all these articles on T.O. It’s rather obvious Florio has no respect for Terrell at all, and rips everything from his personal problems to his talent on the field.

    Regardless of whether you like the guy or not, there’s nothing wrong with hoping the guy has finally learned something and can take advantage of this opportunity.

    His physical talent and work ethic have NEVER been a problem, unlike Randy Moss who famously gives up when he doesn’t want to play anymore.

    So I get it, you don’t like Terrell and want to sneak in sly comments about him whenever you can. It would be nice however if some future articles about Terrell don’t have the sarcastic undertone regardless of what the guy does. He could invent a cure for cancer and you would still find a way to deride him for it.

  22. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Aug 8, 2012 11:15 AM

    There are apparently at least 6 people that are happy here: TO, Baldwin, and 4 baby mamas.

    Baldwin is happy now but wait till TO starts complaining about you having more catches than him.

  23. footballfan71 says: Aug 8, 2012 11:33 AM

    brysong says: Aug 8, 2012 10:57 AM
    “capitaloffense says: Aug 8, 2012 8:32 AM

    The Seahawk organization as a whole should rave about T.O. He’s the best receiver this organization has ever had. I would entertain a Steve Largent debate, but other than him there is no one.”

    You obviously forgot about Jerry Rice.
    ================================
    These are totally different conversations. Your comment should be worded such as: “He’s the best receiver this organization has ever inheireted from FA.” A debate between T.O. and Rice can discussed that way since they both come to Seattle after very established NFL careers.

    Steve Largent is the best receiver the Seahawks have ever had. He grew up and paid his dues with Seattle. Precise routs, sure hands, zero off-field issues and or mouthing off in the media, #13 on the all time receiving yds list, and most importantly – HOF inductee as a Seahawk. He is the best Seattle has ever had. Period.

  24. trbingbc says: Aug 8, 2012 11:39 AM

    T.O. Is his own worst enemy. As an athlete, he is one of the best, but his attitude has a lot to be desired. I personally am a cowboy fan so I am glad the Seahawks have him not the cowboys, but he does have a lot of talent, and a team is lucky to get the “TALENT” for the price they did. If he can keep his nose clean, he might have a few years left in him.

  25. scoobaj says: Aug 8, 2012 11:57 AM

    It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon and hate on T.O. but to recognize that he is one of the greatest players and competitors in NFL history (check the stats) isn’t the trendy thing to do i guess. I listen to what players say about him, not the media.

  26. sixjak says: Aug 8, 2012 11:58 AM

    I’m glad the 9ers have Moss because in their Primes both of these WR’s made DB’s look goofy on a routine basis. If TO has anything left in the tank, our guys will know how to cover him because they have to cover Moss everyday in football rehearsal.

  27. trbingbc says: Aug 8, 2012 12:07 PM

    I have to agree with bobby let’s talk about his TALENTS. He is talented.

  28. trbingbc says: Aug 8, 2012 12:10 PM

    Why can’t you give the guy a chance?

  29. jamesmbell says: Aug 8, 2012 12:28 PM

    Carson Palmer said he had no problem giving an endorsement for Owens.
    “Just knowing (Carroll’s) style and the way he goes about teaching and leading his team, I just thought T.O. would be a great fit,” Palmer said. “I really enjoyed playing with (Owens). It was a great relationship when I was there, and I just let Coach know I thought he would fit in really well with his style. I think they’ll have a lot of success together.”

  30. realitypolice says: Aug 8, 2012 12:55 PM

    Why would the Seahawks lie about TO’s 40 time? It’s not like it would change anyone’s mind. People aren’t down on TO because of his athleticism, they are down on TO because of what they perceive to be character issues.

    Everyone know’s TO is fast, they just don’t like his reputation.

  31. bubba703 says: Aug 8, 2012 1:08 PM

    Famous last words on Mr. Baldwin’s part. I wonder if he’ll will feel the same way when T.O. starts whining that he’s overplaying his contract or that he should be getting ball more.

  32. covercorner says: Aug 8, 2012 2:35 PM

    TO will man the concession stand during the games.

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