T.O. buried on Seahawks depth chart, for now

AP

He arrived a week ago.  And in seven days, he hasn’t made much of an impact.

Receiver Terrell Owens is at the bottom of a three-man “other” list behind Golden Tate, Kris Durham, and Braylon Edwards at one receiver position.  With Lavasier Tuinei and Ricardo Lockette also in front of him, T.O. technically is on the sixth string.

Then again, that’s the same position Sidney Rice occupies at the other receiver position, behind Ben Obamanu, Deon Butler, Charly Martin, Phil Bates, and Jermaine Kearse.  And behind Rice is Doug Baldwin.

So the fact that T.O. has five players in front of him at this point doesn’t mean he won’t make the team, especially since there’s a chance that the depth chart has been constructed not necessarily to rank the players by their actual performance or talents but to send messages, subtle or otherwise.

For Owens, keeping him low for now could be part of the process of humbling a man who has been anything but during his NFL career.  And if he remains humble, he may climb the ladder and win a roster spot.

The depth chart reportedly was released for the first time this week, but the online version says that it is based on the team’s preseason opener.  But it doesn’t entirely match up with the manner in which players entered the game on Saturday night, based on the official Game Book.

So we’re not sure what it means.  But we are sure that, based on the depth chart currently posted on the Seahawks’ official web site, T.O. faces an uphill climb.

30 responses to “T.O. buried on Seahawks depth chart, for now

  1. From what I am reading it may not be long before both Edwards and Owens start climbing up the depth chart. They are really pushing the field, Owens seems to be getting better day by day.

  2. Starting 3 WR’s for this team are: Braylon Edwards, Terrell Owens, and Golden Tate.

    That’s not bad.

    I know alot of moodiness and ego, but there’s talent there.

    Owens and Edwards are still formidable.

  3. If we were to sign TO this season, our depth chart would look like this:

    1) Pierre Garcon
    2) Santana Moss
    3) Leonard Hankerson
    4) Anthony Armstrong
    5) Josh Morgan
    6) a potato
    7) TO… brother

  4. OK… that boy Ricardo Lockette holdin it down for Fort Valley…hope i get there one day…as for T.O. I hope he have a big year, I wanna see how long someone can be successful at that age…like being 44 and playing a position other than kicker. (I know he’s 38.)

  5. This is contrary to what you said yesterday? That he has been lights out, he and Braylon are killing it! So we can all speculate, and read these “rumors” to occupy the time between now & when football actually means anything!
    Let’s all enjoy the fiction until tomorrow there is a post stating TO is the best receiver on the roster & TJak will be the opening say starter??
    How you make a living conjuring up these tid-bits of fiction is beyond me, I guess I’m one if the idiots that reads the football version of the ” national enquirer” …. Ps. Let me know when you discover that TO is really a green Martian & segorney weaver pulls out the 50 Cal.
    Skol

  6. Like I said, people call the Seahawks desperate for signing a veteran to take the 90th roster spot at minimum wage. And he’s still better than Michael Crabtree.

  7. No way he doesnt make that roster. Come on now Braylon Edwards is ahead of him… Only thing he ever led the league in was drops. T.O. was a nice player in Cincy. No reason he cant be in Seattle.

  8. This is bogus. Pete Carroll is somewhere giggling at the fact that anyone takes that depth chart seriously.

  9. Preseason depth charts are meaningless in regards to who will start during the regular season…

  10. why teams continue to pay this headcase is beyond reason. not even remotely close to being worth the headache.

  11. It doesn’t mean anything, do you actually think WR’s Durham, Tuinei, and Lockette are better than T.O? T.O has only been on the team for a week. He probably couldn’t even put on pads a couple of days. He probably will see sometime in this upcoming preseason game and then maybe you can judge him off of that.

  12. Owens will make up ground within the next week, he practices just as hard as anyone at training camp. Terrell will end up with the second receiver position by week 1. He is just too damn dominant to be sitting on the bench.

  13. With all that said, my only question remains, why did the Seahawks feel the need to sign Edwards and Owens? Seems like signing one of them would have been fine. They have depth, having both guys slows the progress of the young guys. In my opinion.

  14. That depth chart is particularly meaningless since it reflects a game that already happened with numerous injuries and other early camp situations factored in. Baldwin, Rice, and Owens all sat out the first preseason game, thus are clearly listed at the bottom of the depth chart. Edwards really was third string as he didn’t come in the game until the second half. No one suggested either he or Owens was guaranteed a roster spot, as evidenced by Edwards place on the chart.

    Most reports coming out of camp are that both are having good practices and will be moving up the depth chart. Edwards looked good in the first preseason game. One of the two will likely make the team.

    Also, notice on that depth chart that James Carpenter is listed as “third string.” He is on the PUP and may not play at all this season so the validity of these depth charts is very questionable.

  15. CMON, all you TO haters need to stop hating. I would not care what comes out of his mouth, this dude has always showed up. He is a beast still today. He can still run good routes, this guys just wants to win. Now Seattle will not dominate their division, yes I said it. They will compete, but 9ers have the edge. Tavaris, Flynn, Wilson & Josh Portis. I will take Flynn or Wilson to lead this team. TO will make the team and I can’t wait to see how many balls comes his way. Will the OL block long enough for the qb to deliver the ball? This season will be interesting…

  16. T.O is the man. i’ve been a fan since his rookie year. i still have his SF jersey.
    seattle will be a much better team with T.O . i wish T.O the best. he’ll have around 800 yds and 8tds.

  17. Granted, T.O. may still be a formidable receiver, but he is also a disrupter. The man is not a team player. He has caused disruptions with every single team has been with. If you want a team to go to big dance, you don’t need those kinds of distractions. Good luck Seattle, you’re going to need it.

  18. Preseason depth charts are just fodder for the media and armchair coaches/GM’s to discuss and prognosticate at nausium. They mean nothing, just like preseason power rankings.

    In the infamous words of Allen Iverson: “We’re talking about practice man … we’re not even talking about the game, when it actually matters, we’re talking about practice.”

  19. If the depth chart were turned upside down, then TO would be on top, but he would still be upside down, you following me here TO, message is, you are through, you should of banked your money and you wouldn’t be broke now, humiliating yourself trying to get some scraps, what a has been fool.

  20. He’ll fight his way up!!!

    My prediction is Better than that stupid Ochocinco prediction you made!!!!

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