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There, I said it _ signing T.O. a good idea

T.O. a Raider?

Assuming he came at a reasonable price, there’s only one pertinent question: How fast can he get here?

Even with the admittedly loose standards of Internet journalism, the Terrell Owens-could-be-a-Raider story is a flimsy one.

But Al Davis just loves picking up Hall of Famers en route to retirement. He also doesn’t believe in chemistry, and even invoked Owens’ initials once when making his point.

Davis said he’d seen his share of difficult players, citing the fiercely independent Art Powell and calling him “The T.O. of his time.”

Here’s why bringing in Owens, even at an advanced age (36) and with diminishing skills is a good idea:

– The Raiders need a veteran receiver to mix in with the kiddie corps of Chaz Schilens, Louis Murphy and Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Unlike Javon Walker, whose conditioning was in question the moment he arrived, Owens will arrive in shape. It would do Schilens, Murphy and Heyward-Bey good to see Owens in the locker room with his shirt off, up close and personal. They wouldn’t think of taking a play off or cutting a weight room session short.

– It makes no sense to draft another wide receiver with a high draft pick, and Owens is the best receiver left in free agency. Derrick Mason (Ravens), Kevin Curtis (Texans) and Chris Chambers (Chiefs) all stayed where they were. Antonio Bryant would cost way too much money and he went to the Bengals. That leaves Laveranues Coles.

Owens caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns last season. Those numbers, with a passing game in Buffalo that was almost as bad as the one in Oakland, would have led the Raiders in every category. Raiders wideouts caught 99 passes for 1,360 yards and seven touchdowns last season combined. Owens has had better years by himself.

– Owens made it through a difficult season in Buffalo without an eruption. The Raiders got great results at the tail end of Jerry Rice’s career, and it’s worth noting that the prickly Rice was actually pleasant and easy to deal in Oakland.

I remember how it was when Owens was with the 49ers, walking through the locker room a man apart from the team, without a friend in sight. Gradually, year-by-year, Owens has picked up some supporters in the locker room who said nice things about him after he left.

– If Owens signed with the Raiders and decided he didn’t like what he saw in terms of commitment from JaMarcus Russell and decided to pop off about it, that would be a good thing, not a bad thing. There were too many diplomats on the Raiders last year, speaking in code and talking up Bruce Gradkowski as a way of emphasizing what was wrong with Russell.

– Assuming the money is right, and it doesn’t look like a lot of teams are interested in Owens at this point, you can always cut him and move on if his skills are too far gone. Just like Donovin Darius and Lorenzo Neal. The Raiders dropped at least $14 million in two years on Walker. No way Owens could approach that as a bad investment.

Warren official

The Raiders confirmed the release of defensive tackle Gerard Warren by posting it as a transaction on their Web site.

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  • DKnight007

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    DKnight007: does Micah Johnson from Kentucky have “Raider speed” ???

    ^^^^^^^^^
    No…and thats why the old dumb man Al will take him in Round 3…

    That’s why he should just draft Spoon at #8 and then go with OT or DT in Round 2! LOL

  • DKnight007

    No…and thats why the old dumb man Al will take him in Round 3…

    ^^^^^^Will NOT take him I meant….

  • http://atm Raider O

    RR,

    Micah ran a 4.9 at the combine, and ran 4.85 at pro day!

    He will NOT be drafted by the Raiders (Al).

  • RaiderRockstar

    are there lb’s in the 3rd round better than Morrison because we aren’t picking a lb in the first 2 rounds and do you really want Ricky Brown playing MLB instead of Morrison?

    ***

    the answer is no. Kirk Morrison is better than any rookie we could get in round 3 or any of the scrubs left in free agency. However, if the Raiders have decided it’s time to move on then maybe we can turn to Andra Davis or Antonio Pierce in free agency?

    one of these guys can compete with Ricky Brown and possibly a rookie for the starting MLB job …

  • Norco Bob

    Im not in mt davis or the black hole dknight, im in the nez,..in row 1! hey now.

  • Norco Bob

    Larry johnson signed with the injuns,…bummer,..there goes our playoff hopes. :(

  • RaiderRockstar

    Former Chiefs running back Larry Johnson signed with the Redskins, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, which means he won’t be visiting the Raiders on Sunday as reported by profootballtalk.com.

    ***

    great news! as Lame Kiffin would say “thanks Mike”

  • Nnamdi21

    GOOD! LJ’s not the type of guy we want in Oakland.

    We’ll find a RB.

    I think bringing T.O. into a team with no Qb is a mistake.

  • RaiderRockstar

    SPOON!

    I beat you to it Raider O

    :)

  • Norco Bob

    what about the little Polock nnbbmmbbdui?

  • RaiderRockstar

    That’s why he should just draft Spoon at #8 and then go with OT or DT in Round 2!

    ***

    interesting.

    Spoon at 8, Houston or Cody in Round 2.

    patch up the O-Line in Round 3 (we’ll have three 3rd rounders if we manage to get one for Kirk.) that means C, RG & RT

  • http://atm Raider O

    Spoon!!

    He ran a 4.55! That’s Raiders Speed!

    Have a great weekend RR.

  • RaiderRockstar

    you too O!

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    Hurry up podunk time.

  • RaiderRockstar

    5pm in Podunk. later gents!

    have a great/safe weekend everybody.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Can you imagine if we trade Down, and draft Spoon, Spikes, and Houston!

    That’s a top 5 defense. Replace Houston with Suh, and that a top 3 defense.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Al,

    Trade up for Suh, and draft Spikes in the 2nd.

    PLEASE!!

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    With the lowest attendance in the league, and the least profitable stadium in the league, I doubt Al Davis can afford another Top 5 draft pick.

  • http://CableBumaye 909RaiderLifer

    Jerry…

    Signing TO a good idea?…

    Seriously Jer, you shouldn’t type if you’ve been hitting the sauce since lunch time…..

  • Norco Bob

    Al is a billionaire,..get over it old kell you jealous old fool. Word.

  • http://atm Raider O

    -Trade up with the Lions (trade our 1st, 3rd, and 5th)
    -Let Kirk sign with another team and that’s add another 3rd RD pick.

    1- DT: SUH
    2- ILB: Spikes
    3- WR/ KR: Jacoby Ford
    3- RT: Tony Washington
    4- DE: Austen Lane
    5- OL: Ciron Black
    7- FB, OL, or DL

  • Norco Bob

    And even though Al is like 5 years older then you old kell, he looks alot better,..you look awful,…alot of folks in here say you look like aunt esther from sanford and son, but thats an insult to her.

  • http://atm Raider O

    If Al is so rich Ricky Bobby, then why is he selling his Raiders shares?!

    If you are a racist, then why is your BFF Black?

    You are a retarded Talking Monkey!

  • JB

    # KoolKell Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    With the lowest attendance in the league, and the least profitable stadium in the league, I doubt Al Davis can afford another Top 5 draft pick.
    ********************

    Of course he can afford it KK. He’s spending other people’s (investors) money and has been for a number of years. I can’t be;ieve you think he’s tapping his own wallet. Not a chance. His AD Football Inc. contract lets him spend other people’s money as he, and only he, sees fit. That’s a hellava good deal – for him.

  • Norco Bob

    Im only a racist in here, when youre in here,..for your entertainment,..youre welcome! :)

  • http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo249/the408RAIDER/749px-I-420svg.png 408RAIDER

    yucs sign LB Jon Alston

  • Norco Bob

    Why is Al selling Raider shares?…why does Bill Gates sell microsoft shares?…lol,…ya really that clueless? Hey now.

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    JB,

    He sold share’s in 06′ to go on a Free Agent spending spree (lmao)

    Now, I hear he’s looking for more “investors”.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Ricky Bobby,

    I’m entertained! I love Monkeys.

  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/DS00829 KoolKell

    JB,

    He sold share’s in 06′ to go on a Free Agent spending spree (lmao)

    Now, I hear he’s looking for more “investors”.

    -Evidently, he hasn’t found any.

  • Norco Bob

    Maybe you can invest old kell?…liquidate some food stamps! lmao

  • Norco Bob

    Old kells pic,..perfect to be poster boy for welfare, food stamps, section 8…etc. Print that kids.

  • http://atm Raider O

    Ricky Bobby,

    You talk about pills and poodles, and leave the business talk to others.

  • Norco Bob

    The sound you now here is old kell screaming in his house, I mean his office, as its a work day and hes in the middle of closing on a house. lol

  • Norco Bob

    Oh crap, the library lady told me my times up, theres another homeless gent here to take my spot. :( bye dear friends.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Dakota, if TO can light a flaming fire under this Teams Azzis, sign me up today! I’ll pay for the banner!

  • JB

    Kell

    What did you do to some of these people to generate such personal attacks? What do we have in this blog, a bunch of pre-teens? Obviously individuals with too much free time on their hands.

    Let’s stick to football. Our team hasn’t been the same since we lost Gannon and a decent O-line. Without a real franchise QB there’s no hope of success in this league.

  • Raiders4eve

    Raider O

    According to draft trade value chart, if the Raider try to trade up, they will need more then their first, third and fifth.

    Check out yourself

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php

  • DKnight007

    Raiders4eve Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    Raider O

    According to draft trade value chart, if the Raider try to trade up, they will need more then their first, third and fifth.

    Check out yourself

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php

    ^^^^^^^^
    Draft value chart means nothing really now….

  • DKnight007

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    March 12th, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    That’s why he should just draft Spoon at #8 and then go with OT or DT in Round 2!

    ***

    interesting.

    Spoon at 8, Houston or Cody in Round 2.

    patch up the O-Line in Round 3 (we’ll have three 3rd rounders if we manage to get one for Kirk.) that means C, RG & RT

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Yep!

    Nothing wrong with potentially loading up on O-Line in the 3rd Round if necessary.

    Get the beast all three down LB who can play ALL LB spots at #8 and then draft the best DT in Round 2 between Lamarr Houston, Terrance Cody or Cam Thomas. One of the three if not two of the three will be there in Round 2.

    Then go O-Line on 3rd Round.

  • SATANFEARS ALDAVIS

    terrel owens would kill himself by week 6 if j russ is his quarterback

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