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Pete Carroll says yes to Braylon and T.O., no to Chad Johnson

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has been thrilled with the results after adding a couple of veteran wide receivers whose off-field issues have at times overshadowed their on-field talents, Braylon Edwards and Terrell Owens. So does that mean Carroll will try to make it a trifecta and bring in Chad Johnson?

Nope.

Carroll said on ESPN’s NFL 32 that he’s very pleased with what he has seen from Edwards and Owens, and those two are all the veteran receivers he needs to add.

“Braylon Edwards has played great for us in practice, and he did a beautiful job in the game, so he’s starting to make an impact,” Carroll said. “And then we thought Terrell might have a chance to make an impact as well, and we worked him out, and he was phenomenal. He’s right in the middle of everything, practicing hard, competing every day.”

When asked if he would consider Johnson, however, Carroll seemed to regard it as a ridiculous question, and sounded like he was trying to stifle laughter.

“No, I think we’re pretty well settled with what we’re doing here,” Carroll said. “That’s not going to happen here. No.”

That’s probably what every other NFL head coach would say about Johnson right now.

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36 Responses to “Pete Carroll says yes to Braylon and T.O., no to Chad Johnson”
  1. bennyb82 says: Aug 14, 2012 7:25 PM

    If Johnson was not so attention seeking throughout his career, he would find a job even with the charge he is facing. His own antics came back to bite him. A team may take a chance on a guy with legal trouble and a team may take a chance on a guy with a huge ego, but no team will take a chance on a guy with both.

  2. cuse6468 says: Aug 14, 2012 7:33 PM

    Avoid him like the plague

  3. bmeran1 says: Aug 14, 2012 7:53 PM

    He was absolutely terrible in the preseason game last week. He got little separation from an average secondary, couldn’t catch a ball that hit him in the hands, and was running his mouth after the play. I’m a Ravens fan so I have no dog in any of this, but I don’t understand the fascination with this guy. He was great now he’s washed up get over it people.

  4. scoobaj says: Aug 14, 2012 8:29 PM

    fans tend to get caught up in names too much, coaches and football people look at what you can do on the field, T.O. and Braylon can flat out ball, but Chad has declined below NFL standards.

  5. fatguystrangler says: Aug 14, 2012 8:46 PM

    I think Chad Johnson is past his expiration date. His play has fallen off considerably, and well, the rest goes without saying

  6. wyoyyz says: Aug 14, 2012 8:58 PM

    I’m rooting for TO. Fantasy sleeper??

  7. canetic says: Aug 14, 2012 9:02 PM

    0-16. LOL

  8. dennisatunity says: Aug 14, 2012 9:03 PM

    Actually even if somehow we wanted Chad Johnson, he would be a terrible fit for the Seahawks. He is a phenomenal athlete who frequently doesn’t know the play or the route. Past teammates have said they had to tell him where to line up. That “might” work if you had an experienced quarterback and he was surrounded by other receivers who were very experienced. We have a brand new starting QB (Flynn or Wilson) and a receiving corps that is a mixed bag on years of experience. Not a good fit.

  9. norcalmafia says: Aug 14, 2012 9:18 PM

    Well some one else gave you a chance cheaty Petey even after youre a proven loser in the NFL ….well so is your new team its a match made in heaven.

  10. skinsrock says: Aug 14, 2012 9:25 PM

    Old prima dona receivers have no role on a team that is young & trying to get better… Once they no longer have #1 receiver talent, they are more of a headache than a help… TO & CJ are type A**hole personalities & they don’t play well with others cause in their mind they are always number one. I hope TO just blends in & understands work at this point in his life is more important than being number one. I think Chad Johnson is done.

  11. peteybomb79 says: Aug 14, 2012 9:28 PM

    His play has fallen off fast but what’s fallen off faster is everyone’s acceptance of his antics. His days as a decent to elite NFL WR were over long before this but he did not get that memo. It got old when he was decent (albeit funny at times) but now that he’s washed u,p it’s tired, played out and ridiculous.

    These NFL diva’s will never get the point to just shut your mouth, keep your nose clean and play the game you are PAID to play! That and/or they are just too ignorant/arrogant to watch and learn from what is happening to other diva’s that are struggling to find work.

    Don’t you guys worry, you know some crappy Sports show will snatch this guy up and we’ll be subjected to listening to how great he thinks he was.

  12. jimmylions says: Aug 14, 2012 9:29 PM

    It’s interesting how many people are into schadenfreude when it comes to pro athletes and entertainers.

  13. jamaltimore says: Aug 14, 2012 9:31 PM

    Maybe Chad should put on his yellow HOF jacket IF he beats the court case for battery and go team to team asking for a job…. Tell them about his crazy end zone skits he did 6 years ago when he actually could catch A td in the NFL. At least T.O. actually backed up his big mouth.

    Funny thing is his ex may even be worse. the newlywed who was worrying about affecting her Brand when marrying OCHO STINKO! ur 15 minutes is over with a headbutt please go away.

  14. jaysam23 says: Aug 14, 2012 9:36 PM

    If Chad Johnson would refocus on football versus all the extra stuff, the reality tv shows, the attention, the propaganda, he would have a job right now in the NFL. He needs to get hungry, humble and focused on being the best football player he can be. Everything needs to be stripped away from him for him to get it, the NFL, the fame and attention and such. I think it sucks his marriage failed, publicity stunt or not.

  15. commonsensedude says: Aug 14, 2012 9:46 PM

    I had thought that there would be a greater demand for aging receivers coming off a bad year who are facing criminal charges and starring in a cancelled Realty TV show. Very surprising.

  16. bleedredandgold says: Aug 14, 2012 10:04 PM

    Hey Harbaugh! I will show you this time. You sign one one washed up reciever…. I will get two! hahaha. Since I can’t beat you I might add well join you!

  17. voiceofsweetness says: Aug 14, 2012 10:10 PM

    “He was great now he’s washed up get over it people.”

    He never really was great even. Very good sure but never great. He looked dumb with his custom made gold hall of fame coat and he’s the only one that thought he had a chance to make it there. He’s been done for almost 4 yrs. now.

  18. bigblions81golions says: Aug 14, 2012 10:12 PM

    I’m a Ravens fan so I have no dog in any of this, but I don’t understand the fascination with this guy. He was great now he’s washed up get over it people.

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    People are over it! I haven’t seen anyone with “fascination” over Cad Johnson. Everyone is bashing him and saying he’s done. Only the media is talking about him! But that’s just how it goes, he’s in the news and it pays to wright about him…..And he was never “great”

  19. kilo0986 says: Aug 14, 2012 10:31 PM

    Man what I would give to see them all on the same team..

  20. ripster65 says: Aug 14, 2012 10:33 PM

    Ha! Dude got booted from the Dolphins! No offense to ‘Fins fans but c’mon, Chad! You couldn’t make a team w/that receiver lineup? Are you kidding? Say what ya will, the guy’s still young enough to pull some stunt that’ll somehow squirm him through someone’s locker room doors in the next year or so, if not sooner. Somebody, somewhere will be desperate enough to give the guy a chance, if for no other reason, the publicity…I hate to say. I’d love to not ever hear the clowns’ name again but I know for damn sure this won’t be the last time, and as long as I do hear his name, I’ll be happy to laugh at (er, make fun of!) him and his zany antics.

  21. hendeeze says: Aug 14, 2012 11:30 PM

    Come on guys, Pete won’t sign Chad, until he gets waived from the Niners

  22. rhymeswithpunt says: Aug 14, 2012 11:54 PM

    That would be the greatest WR corpse ever.

  23. goldenperspective says: Aug 15, 2012 12:05 AM

    Don’t forget Kellen”the motorcycle crashing soldier” Winslow. I believe he is 2nd string, so Pete gets somewhat of a pass on that. Honestly though, if the Hawks get good qb play and the rest of the team plays up to its potential, they will be a force. As a Niners fan, I don’t think this division is a lock to win.

  24. enders9 says: Aug 15, 2012 12:21 AM

    scoobaj says: Aug 14, 2012 8:29 PM

    fans tend to get caught up in names too much, coaches and football people look at what you can do on the field, T.O. and Braylon can flat out ball, but Chad has declined below NFL standards.

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    Braylon can “flat out ball”? Since when? He’s had ONE good season, and has been average at best since then.

  25. rickyspanish says: Aug 15, 2012 12:28 AM

    norcalmafia

    You spend a lot of time whining about the Seahawks, the dog that barks the loudest is usually the most frightened. Your team is old and the Hawks are very young and fast. Keep on trolling the posts about the Seahawks, you’ll end up looking foolish soon enough, bud.

  26. enders9 says: Aug 15, 2012 12:34 AM

    voiceofsweetness says: Aug 14, 2012 10:10 PM

    “He was great now he’s washed up get over it people.”

    He never really was great even. Very good sure but never great. He looked dumb with his custom made gold hall of fame coat and he’s the only one that thought he had a chance to make it there. He’s been done for almost 4 yrs. now.

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    Never great?… he just led the AFC 4 times in a row (something no one else has ever done) in a time when people like Marvin Harrison, Andre Johnson, and Derrick Mason were all also in the AFC.

    Hate on the guy all you want now, he’s old and is no where near as good as he use to be… But he was one of the best WRs of the past decade without a doubt.

    One of the all time greats? Well he’s not HOF worthy, but he was most definitely one of the greats of his era.

  27. nycoccet says: Aug 15, 2012 12:41 AM

    Chad Johnson shouldn’t be mentioned in the same convo with T.O. Chad never had nearly the talent of T.O Johnson hardly ever created any separation from dbs. He put up some numbers at times bc Palmer would force the ball to him bc he d constantly be yelling hes open and bringing the qb aside telling him he was open. So the qbs would force the ball to him. I would likd to see the comparison of the avg completion % to ocho against avg reciever. He prob gets 50 passes thrown to him for every 10 receptions. I hope he gets another chance but the next time he gets sent packing is going to hurt more when they say its bc hes not good enough to make the team. Bottom line if he played anything like he says he does the Dolphins wouldn’t be dropping him for the incident.

  28. enders9 says: Aug 15, 2012 1:02 AM

    And to anyone else saying Chad was never that good, it was only a couple of years ago that Darelle Revis was saying that Chad was the hardest WR in the NFL to cover. And I’m pretty sure Joe Haden repeated the same thing 2 or 3 years ago.

  29. kyannalashae says: Aug 15, 2012 1:11 AM

    I bet there’s going to be a fan of a below .500 team that says” (Insert Team Here) go get him! sign Chad Johnson! something ridiculous like that lol

  30. pondbridge says: Aug 15, 2012 2:16 AM

    Dear Chad,

    Thank you for making us appear to be talented and reasonable by comparison to you.

    Signed,

    Braylon
    Terrell
    Plaxico

  31. foolishconsistency13 says: Aug 15, 2012 2:57 AM

    FWIW, the Dolphins have screwed themselves in cutting Johnson. He was their best WR.
    He was VERY good in practice and he dropped one pass in the game. Big deal.

  32. joetoronto says: Aug 15, 2012 7:06 AM

    All players play below their potential until they play for slippery Pete.

    They were all misused, but the great Pete carroll knows best.

    Keep running, Pete!

  33. cowboys5x says: Aug 15, 2012 7:35 AM

    He will be a new york jet why not rex loves all the hype.

  34. EJ says: Aug 15, 2012 8:44 AM

    I believe Chad has trained in his last training camp of his career. The rest of the NFL will be treating Johnson like a deadly disease.

  35. deanok says: Aug 15, 2012 8:48 AM

    come on coach take chad so we can watch the new reality show sea hawk down ! the saga continues

  36. jeffesky says: Aug 15, 2012 10:05 AM

    In watching hard knocks its clear chad isnt playing well and the deal with his wife made it easier to cut him. braylon edwards is still young and more importantly has been playing well.last year was bad one for him being injured but he maymake the roster. T.O. has always produced on the field and so if he can be a pro in the locker room he canmake the cut too. if you dont follow the hawks its real simple. our secondary was killing our wide outs in practice. KILLING THEM!!!!! thats way they brought in edwards and T.O.

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