Could Terrell Owens be headed to St. Louis? One enterprising (presumed) St. Louis fan asked T.O. (via Twitter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch) if he would like to catch passes from QB Sam Bradford. Owens said that he “would love it.”
No surprise to that answer, though. Asking a receiver if he would like to catch passes from one of the up-and-coming young quarterbacks in the NFL would be akin to asking your average Star Wars enthusiasts if they would like to drive a Slave I.
Of course, we would love to. Or they would love to.
The question should not be if Owens would love to play in St. Louis. That answer is obvious for the reasons stated above, and the fact that St. Louis is one of the few teams that Owens has actually not played for. Not to mention, he’s not likely to be welcomed back in Cincinnati.
But would he be welcomed in St. Louis?
The team reportedly had an interest prior to the 2010, but declined to make move. An indecision that left the team smarting as the team lost a number of receivers this season, including Donnie Avery and Mark Clayton.
The lack of a big-time playmaker cost St. Louis the NFC West title, as the team’s offense looked pedestrian in the season-ending loss at Seattle which gave the Seahawks the division. And the temptation for a playmaker would be great.
But consider how well Bengals QB Carson Palmer played after Owens and Chad Ochocinco were out of the lineup. Palmer, dare to say, looked like he was having fun out there. Though relieved might be a better adjective. Like when you have to invite your neighbor to a party to be polite, and then you are relieved when they say they can’t make it. A lot like that.
And when you consider how much success Chargers QB Philip Rivers had with a no-name bunch of receivers, Owens does not seem like he is worth the headache.
But St. Louis enthusiasts, what do you say. Would you love to have Owens?