My first fanpost so take it easy guys. I posted this morning on the fanpost by Matt Conner in response to the need for another veteran wide receiver on the roster. I argued that Terrell Owens should be at least looked at during the coming month and a half because of the value he could add to our receiving corps. This argument was met with claims that I do not understand the chiefs philosophy and that I am an ap newbie who should re-evaluate my claim:
However, if our FA targets are evaluated with the same standards as our draft targets, then many agree with me on ap that we should look at need first then at best available at that need. And it would be hard to argue against the assumption that TO is the best UFA left at WR at this point. While I agree that he has been a problem in the locker room in the past, he did show signs of finally getting past that last year while still putting up numbers. Maybe it's just me but I would be willing to go after a guy who might talk a little during the week who backs it up on Sundays, who despite a couple of "bad" relationships with qb's in the past, gave his team a better chance to score when he was on the field. I was given the impression that upamtn felt as if he didn't fit the right 53, which you can make a strong argument that he didn't in the past, but at this point in his career he has toned it down a notch similar to the way Moss did when Pioli brought him to NE. I didn't see too many people raising red flags when Chambers was signed. A guy whose off the field issues far outweigh the problems that TO brings to the table. He came into KC and started scoring td's and we all loved him for it. TO might talk on radio shows or in interviews on tuesday after practice, but he doesn't go out and discredit his name by acting foolishly off the field. He provides the same ability to come in and score td's right away, and I hardly believe that we wouldn't love that situation if it plays out.
I want to reiterate the point i'm trying to make: While I do not feel that this is one of those deals that needs done asap, I don't think it is wrong to at least take a look at the possibility of getting something done if noone shells out the money that Rosenhaus thinks he deserves. Yeah I realize he is 36, yeah I realize he has a bum knee, but I look at production before anything else. I hate to compare the two situations, but look at what Favre added to the Vikes despite having so many things going against him. Terrell Owens might not have very many fans in Kansas City, but whether or not you want to admit it, the people that love the guy have been fans of teams he's played on that he provided a legit scoring opportunity when ran out of the tunnel.