How many of you knew that?
He and Braylon Edwards were signed in the offseason and they're both hoping to make the roster. Eric Williams of The News Tribune recently did a winners and losers type of column from Seahawks training camp and places Edwards in the category of helping himself and T.O. in the "still work to do" category. He "has a lot to overcome", writes Williams, and "appears to be the same T.O. who complains when things are not going his way."
For real, though, is this T.O. experiment going to work out?
"A lot depends on the health of Sidney Rice," Danny Kelly of Field Gulls, SB Nation's Seahawks blog, tells me in a Seahawks-Chiefs Q&A. "T.O. was brought, ostensibly, as depth behind Rice at the Z-position, as Rice is a guy that missed seven games in 2011 and much of 2010 with various injuries. If Rice gets hurt, T.O. may be a fill in, and showed the ability to separate and run routes against Denver's first team unit. He did go 0-for-5 on his targets though, including an egregious drop in the endzone from a beautifully thrown football by Matt Flynn."
Here is that drop:
And a non-moving shot of that:
Thank you for that well-time .GIF, Clay Wendler. Back to T.O....
"If Owens can stay quiet and focused though, it would appear he still has the physical makeup to play in the NFL, and even contribute as an insurance policy to Sidney Rice's hip, shoulders, knees, and head. Seeing him grab a spot on the 2012 Seahawks roster wouldn't surprise me that much."
Physically, T.O. still has it. He didn't play last year, coming off an ACL tear. He was always a freak when it came to his body and staying in shape, especially at his age. No one ever questioned that. His tremendous athleticism was the reason so many teams put up with him.
As for Rice, five years, $41 million to a guy who has started 14 games in the last two seasons combined. I believe Arrowhead Pride commenting system would implode if the Chiefs had a situation like that.
So, the T.O. Show -- making the Seahawks' 53-man roster or not?
Previously in our Seahawks-Chiefs Q&A: