Terrell Owens to the Bears: ESPN Starts the Speculation

Filed in Gather News Channel by on October 13, 2009 0 Comments

ESPN does their job well.

They keep us tuned in even when nothing’s going on.

ESPN Insider columnist Adam Schefter suggested this morning on Sportscenter that it might be a good idea for the Buffalo Bills to trade wide receiver Terrell Owens. In his column that’s posted on ESPN.com, he suggested that the perfect scenario would be Owens to the Chicago Bears.

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Schefter believes that it would be smart for Buffalo to unload to the problematic receiver in order to save themselves $4 million in cap space, especially since the club’s 1-4 and has no real chance to make the playoffs. He aso believes that Chicago would be the perfect place for Owens to land because they’re going to need a “play-making wide receiver” if they want to overtake the Vikings in the NFC North.

I agree that it would be smart for Buffalo.

However, I have a better idea for Chicago.

Why don’t you just burn down Soldier Field? That would be less of a distraction than bringing in Owens.

The Bears have a nice group of young receivers right now that have shown that they can hold their own. We all know how explosive Devin Hester is, Johnny Knox has emerged on the scene as another burner that can make big plays, and Earl Bennett has experience with quarterback Jay Cutler since they were teammates in college at Vanderbilt. Add tight end Greg Olsen into the mix and you have an impressive receiving corp that’s only going to get better.

Meanwhile, T.O.’s been playing more like T. No this season. He has a grand total of 12 catches this season, has proven that he still has a case of the drops, and creates off-the-field distractions even when he doesn’t want to. I hate to say I told you so, Buffalo, but…

Well, everyone told you so.

Now, this trade probably won’t happen, so don’t run off and start looking for the new blue-and-orange Terrell Owens jersey. The fact is, Buffalo’s probably going to be stuck with him for the rest of the season. But at least this gives us something to ponder until we can actually watch football again.

Thanks, ESPN.

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