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Old 03-07-2009, 07:15 AM   #151
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I got this in my email google alerts....thought it was funny and appropiate..........
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OK, before I have to go have my head checked, hear me out.

There is a long list of reasons why not to sign TO to the Steelers. First off, he is a head case. That is nothing new.

Mike Tomlin is the kind of coach, that if you were to yell at him, he may just punch you in the head. If any coach in the NFL can handle the likes of T.O., I would say that Tomlin could.

He always complains about not getting the ball enough. What receiver in the NFL doesn't? With players like Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes, to have T.O. on the field with those two, would be as good as being in a four-receiver set.

Owens is a head case and a locker-room divider. Can you imagine the conversation if Owens were to start complaining in the Media. Owens would be standing by his locker when he is visited by James Harrison, LaMar Woodley, Lawrence Timmons and James Farrior. How do you think that conversation would go?

Owens has one goal that he wants more than anything. He wants a ring. Remember Owens first year in Philly? There were no problems. Philly was in hopes of winning a Super Bowl.

How about that first year in Dallas? Again, no problems.

Owens loses his mind when he knows his team is not doing what they need to do to be successful. That will NEVER happen in Pittsburgh.

I really believe, and I know it will never happen, if Owens were to come to Pittsburgh for ONE YEAR, he would get his ring, and the Steelers would easily repeat.

This article would be much longer, but I just got a call from Zander. I have to go take a drug test.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...should-take-to
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:26 AM   #152
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^^^^^ Signorelli musta played hockey before the mandatory helmet-rule ^^^^^
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:45 AM   #153
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Good point Newman, I work with one of all three.

Wouldn't you say that he wore out his welcome here with most the sports writers about a year ago? Except for Galloway, who hated him from the start.
I'm not sure if any of the sportswriters here liked him from the start. I remember the Engels(Jennifer Floyd, in particular) being outraged the day of the signing 3 years ago. Tim Cowlishaw correctly predicted that Parcells would step down a year later b/c of this. Jean-Jacques Taylor was never a fan of him either.

As for those that are saying he's a good guy in year 1...that's NOT ENTIRELY true. For the most part, yes, however-there will be its share of cracks. In our 2007 13-3 year, for example, he was seen slamming down his helmet and barking at Jason Garrett after Romo threw his upteenth INT in that Mon Night Buffalo game(fortunately, it was difused quickly after Garrett patted him him on chest, AND we won the game at the end, so no harm overall). In the Lions game later that year where he only had some 2 catches b/c Jason Witten was the star, he was seen walking off the field with an upset look...and this despite WINNING the game. Then the week after against the Eagles, despite having the dropsies and running bad routes, he took no accountability for his performance in his post-game presser.

Yes-he was overall good(I would rate his behavior a B+ that year), however...being 13-3 had alot to do with it, plus his current contract was running out and playing to renew it AND any cracks he had was pretty much largely ignored b/c of all the success this team was having.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:12 PM   #154
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As for those that are saying he's a good guy in year 1...that's NOT ENTIRELY true. For the most part, yes, however-there will be its share of cracks. In our 2007 13-3 year, for example, he was seen slamming down his helmet and barking at Jason Garrett after Romo threw his upteenth INT in that Mon Night Buffalo game(fortunately, it was difused quickly after Garrett patted him him on chest, AND we won the game at the end, so no harm overall). In the Lions game later that year where he only had some 2 catches b/c Jason Witten was the star, he was seen walking off the field with an upset look...and this despite WINNING the game. Then the week after against the Eagles, despite having the dropsies and running bad routes, he took no accountability for his performance in his post-game presser.

Yes-he was overall good(I would rate his behavior a B+ that year), however...being 13-3 had alot to do with it, plus his current contract was running out and playing to renew it AND any cracks he had was pretty much largely ignored b/c of all the success this team was having.
Now we're getting somewhere.

First, it's pretty easy to not be a distraction when you're not only winning, but going 13-3. Second, that contract year does seem to bring out the best behaviour in many a player, doesn't it? Hats off to Buffalo for standing their ground and only giving him a one year contract - though all they probably had to do was feed his ego by telling him how much he'll make next year, in an uncapped season.

The real test will come when Buffalo loses a couple of games, a pass or two gets underthrown or overthrown, or Lee Evans gets one more pass thrown to him in a game than Owens gets. As mentioned above, I don't think Buffalo has enough veteran leadership in the locker room (e,g., Woodley, Harrison, Farrior, etc.) to stand up to him and put him in his place when he starts his "we're not winning because I'm not getting the ball enough" routine.
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Now we're getting somewhere.

First, it's pretty easy to not be a distraction when you're not only winning, but going 13-3. Second, that contract year does seem to bring out the best behaviour in many a player, doesn't it? Hats off to Buffalo for standing their ground and only giving him a one year contract - though all they probably had to do was feed his ego by telling him how much he'll make next year, in an uncapped season.

The real test will come when Buffalo loses a couple of games, a pass or two gets underthrown or overthrown, or Lee Evans gets one more pass thrown to him in a game than Owens gets. As mentioned above, I don't think Buffalo has enough veteran leadership in the locker room (e,g., Woodley, Harrison, Farrior, etc.) to stand up to him and put him in his place when he starts his "we're not winning because I'm not getting the ball enough" routine.
Well-FWIW, even Trotter/Dawkins couldn't handle him in Philly. Come to think of it, Trotter was one of TO's BEST FRIENDS on that team. Like I eluded to earlier, TO's closest friends on his respective teams seem to be the defensive players, largely b/c they're not with him during game film time, practice, et al, so they don't know his antics.

BTW-more downside for Buffalo is that TO takes it VERY personally when he plays a Randy Moss team...now, he has to face him 2 X's this year. Last time he met Moss was 2 years ago at TX Stadium...he created a media frenzy with that "The Original #81/Getcha Popcorn Ready" comment which all but gave the Pats BB material. Result? Owens stunk it up, while the Pats ran up some 48 pts.
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well it looks like t.o signed a 1 yr deal with the bills
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I got this in my email google alerts....thought it was funny and appropiate..........
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OK, before I have to go have my head checked, hear me out.

There is a long list of reasons why not to sign TO to the Steelers. First off, he is a head case. That is nothing new.

Mike Tomlin is the kind of coach, that if you were to yell at him, he may just punch you in the head. If any coach in the NFL can handle the likes of T.O., I would say that Tomlin could.

He always complains about not getting the ball enough. What receiver in the NFL doesn't? With players like Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes, to have T.O. on the field with those two, would be as good as being in a four-receiver set.

Owens is a head case and a locker-room divider. Can you imagine the conversation if Owens were to start complaining in the Media. Owens would be standing by his locker when he is visited by James Harrison, LaMar Woodley, Lawrence Timmons and James Farrior. How do you think that conversation would go?

Owens has one goal that he wants more than anything. He wants a ring. Remember Owens first year in Philly? There were no problems. Philly was in hopes of winning a Super Bowl.

How about that first year in Dallas? Again, no problems.

Owens loses his mind when he knows his team is not doing what they need to do to be successful. That will NEVER happen in Pittsburgh.

I really believe, and I know it will never happen, if Owens were to come to Pittsburgh for ONE YEAR, he would get his ring, and the Steelers would easily repeat.

This article would be much longer, but I just got a call from Zander. I have to go take a drug test.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...should-take-to
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