T.O. On Bucs’ Radar?

February 17th, 2010

Joe thinks 36-year-old free agent Terrell Owens and his 1,000+ career receptions has no place in the Bucs’ plans.

Although Joe would cheer like heck for him and T.O. would generate quite a buzz for the Bucs. But there’s no way Mark Dominik wants a piece of that. Right?

But Matt Bowen, a seven-year NFL safety turned journalist, says the Bucs may turn to T.O. Bowen fingers five teams that might make a run at Owens in a piece for NationalFootballPost.com. 

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Let’s face it, the Bucs are desperate at WR, and with Antonio Bryant set to test the free-agent market, they need to at least give Owens a look. The last thing this club wants to do is to head into the season with a wide receiving corps thrown together over the summer for QB Josh Freeman. The more weapons you give him, the more he will develop in 2010. But will Tampa be active in free agency?

Surely, the Bucs can’t leave Josh Freeman out to dry without a true No. 1 receiver or have a rookie in that spot. But Joe would much rather see them sign Antonio Bryant, draft a receiver and go from there.

Bowen goes on to break down Owens’ game and predicts he will sign a one-year deal for less than $3 million.

T.O. might just be in the Bucs’ price range, and he is durable. And he could be a very intriguing pickup if the Bucs sign Bryant, too.

Maybe money is no object, as Mark Dominik says, and the Bucs would take a chance. They could always cut him.

Yeah, right.

38 Responses to “T.O. On Bucs’ Radar?”

  1. Jimmy Says:

    The moment the ink is dry on Owen’s contract with the Bucs Mark Dominik should be FIRED if he pulls a stunt like this!!!

    I swear to God if the Bucs sign this piece of sh*t I’ll burn my Bucs jerseys!

    TO? HELL NO!!!

  2. AllMaddenMonkey Says:

    I Like T.O. but I really don’t think he wants to be on a young team that’s rebuilding.

    The Bengals, Ravens, Dolphins and my surprise pick the 49’rs should be the teams that pursue him. I really don’t think Chicago will go after him.

  3. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Another post to get Bucs fans’s blood going.

    1. The 2010 Bucs are youth oriented – TO is like Joey Galloway talented but on the downside of his career

    2. While the “price is right” the Bucs aren’t going to be contenders in 2010. TO wants a contender so look for the 1-year contract at a place like Baltimore or even Cincy

    3. If Jon Gruden were here I bet the Bucs would sign TO – but then again we’d still have Garcia on the payroll as well right?

  4. Joe Says:

    Mr. Lucky:

    3. If Jon Gruden were here I bet the Bucs would sign TO – but then again we’d still have Garcia on the payroll as well right?

    Or Kyle Boller (whose fiance is nearly as hot as Carmella).

  5. JoeBucsSteveCampbell Says:

    Dear Lord, please no. This guy is way past his prime, and he would be brutal in this locker room.

  6. Jake Says:

    Why waste your valuable web space even reporting on this nonsense. Mr Bowen is just writing about a WAG (wild ass guess). There isn’t a snowballs chance in hell that this will happen.

  7. chuckyfan Says:

    we got rid of “old” guys like brooks, ike hilliard, galloway because we were going towards youth. If you sign TO, then you cut the others for what reason?????????????

  8. Jimmy Says:

    This piece of sh*t TO is exactly the kind of player the Raheem HATERS should want!

    If Dominik signs this asshole, no question Raheem will get fired. This fuc*ing megalomaniac is a coach killer of the highest order! Raheem won’t even make it to Halloween with this trick of a wide receiver.

    Problem is, this overgrown three-year old will ruin Freeman for good as well.

    So what is it Raheem HATERS? Wanna get the coach and the franchise quarterback both killed or you willing to give Rah a chance?

    Bunch of friggin’ knuckle-dragging birthers you people!

  9. nick Says:

    So say the do sign TO. He’s a veteran free agent who has had success in the league and would contribute right away. And he does cost money so the Bucs would have to spend money to get him. Right? That should make Bucs fans happy. Oh, wait but he’s not the right fit, he’s a jackass, bad for the team. Now its, “if they sign this guy I’ll never ever go to a game again”. Sounds like what we hear when the Bucs don’t spend. So maybe the whole Dominick mantra of spending wisely is right. But thats just a spin for the Bucs are cheap. I’m confused. Bucs fans are hard to please.

  10. Half full Says:

    What a mockery that could be..!

  11. Louie Says:

    Damn Jimmy. Sounds like you need to go get laid to relieve some stress. I don’t see anyone here advocating that the Bucs should sign TO. Life’s too short man, don’t have a coronary.

  12. Tommy Boy Says:

    No thanks. Next!

    I’d rather go after Chris Chambers who would be as cheap if not cheaper than T.O. Freeman needs help but T.O. wont do that for him. Throw me the damn ball! He did squat last year and is more focused on his tv career than football now. The T.O. Show season 2 anyone?

  13. Tommy Boy Says:

    Jimmy, it’s funny how you typed “sh*t” and “fuc*ing” but completely spelled out “asshole”.

  14. Marc Says:

    Please no! Please no! Mercy!

  15. OAR Says:

    Jimmy, Who pissed in your Cheerios?

  16. OAR Says:

    Well Donte Stallworth signed with the Ravens. Take him off the list.

  17. Marc Says:

    Fairweather fans are hard to please no matter which team it is, especially after a 3-13 record.

  18. Marc Says:

    TO is a garbage pick-up. Don’t expect our front office to pick him up, he is everything Dominik is trying to avoid.

  19. Marc Says:

    This is a nice site for rumors. If you want a Buc insider site with some credibility check out PewterReport.com. Being a member, I would say over 60% of what they predict (as far as draft, roster/frontoffice managment, breaking news, and future Buc ownership plans) actually happens.

  20. Joe Says:

    LOL 60 percent isn’t quite what Joe would call credible Marc!

    Most places would throw a guy out on the sidewalk for only getting 80 percent right. 🙂

  21. OAR Says:

    I can flip a coin and be within 10% of what the Pewterreport says will happen, lol.

  22. factoidboy Says:


  23. Tommy Boy Says:


    “Marc” must be a staff member of that other site that charges for inferior Bucs coverage. He came off as jealous and full of contempt. You handled him with class Joe.


    Please refrain from posting on this website again. You are not contributing to it’s greatness.

  24. Joe Says:

    Nah, Tommy Boy. Joe believes Marc is an honest Bucs fan. He’s been commenting here for a while.

    Joe doesn’t believe he had any malice intended. Marc is welcome. Joe doesn’t believe Marc was trying to cause trouble.

    Joe has caught a staffer from the formerly colorful magazine posting here before, as well as an employee of the Bucs. Marc’s not one of those.

  25. Eric S Says:

    No chance they sign TO. For one thing he is not that good anymore. The guy drops so many passes. Does the team really want him bitching about Freeman getting him the ball enough? Not sure what is going on with Jimmy.

  26. JOSH P Says:

    WINSLOW vs. TO??? WINSLOW…… TO would just be a waste of space. and just liek Eric S. said he drops to many passes and with a young QB like Freeman we need guys who can hold on to the ball.

  27. Eric Says:

    Actually I think Gruden would sign TO, but I don’t think Garcia would have been his QB, I think he had his eyes on Michael Vick. Maybe I am crazy, but id buy a ticket to see that. Rememeber AB was washing cars before Gruden dusted him off and he put up all pro numbers.

  28. Marc Says:

    I wasn’t trying to down play your site, I like it. I was simply giving other Bucs fans another prespective on the off-season. While your site offers multiple articles everyday, which are intresting reads, PR gives few, insightful, articles backed by evidence. That was all I was trying to say. No hard feelings.

  29. Joe Says:


    I wasn’t trying to down play your site.

    Joe never got that impressino. Joe knows you’ve been posting here for some time with quality comments. Joe never thought that you had any agenda.

    FYI, all of Joe’s stories are sourced. All.

  30. Marc Says:

    You wouldn’t call 60% credible?

    I would say sources like espn/nfl.com / newspapers are around 20-30% accuarate with Bucs predictions.

  31. Joe Says:


    You wouldn’t call 60% credible?

    In a word, “no.”

    If Joe was wrong on 40 percent of his stories at his newspaper gig, he would have been thrown out the door years ago, and for good reason.

    Hell, the douchebag on the afternoon sports radio that can’t even get a 0.1 rating probably has a better track record than that.

  32. adam Says:

    signing TO seems like an anti-freeman move….as it is most likely a 1 year quick fix….then what bring in another receiver to build a rapport with?…freeman needs good receivers, but ones who will be here more than a hot minute….ones he can develop and grow with….just think how it will be when things arent going well and TO is in freebirds face yelling at him…..heck, they got rid of shockey in new york for just that reason…he was hurting mannings development and hindering him from grasping a firm grip on leadership roles…that is what TO would do to our lil’ free-chise….and we dont need that…..adam from ny

  33. BigMacAttack Says:

    I don’t see this happening because T.O. drops almost as many passes as Clayton does and he always fails to deliver in the Clutch. I like the Draft a WR program they are on. Stroughter was a good find and I’m sure they will land another one this year. Patience is a virtue, and I just renewed my Season Tickets. It’s going to be a pretty good year and I see a team on the rise again. They surely couldn’t do any worse than last year.

  34. up the gut Says:

    with Clayton on one side and T.O. on the other, we could take bets on who will have the most drops in each game.

  35. Joe Says:

    up the gut:

    A better bet:

    With that malcontent TO on the team, how long before him and Winslow start swinging at each other?

  36. Marc Says:


    Ok, fair enough. Sometimes I wonder how ESPN is still employing The like of Mel Kiper though.

  37. Eric Says:

    Aw cmon guys, I know TO has issues, but comparing the man to Clayton? That is just cruel. Even TO doesn’t deserve that!
    I think it would be hilarious watching “Rah” try and coach TO………..how long until TO chewed his ass out on the sideline? What the hell, we aint winning next year anyway, got to have some entertainment besides those glorious Monday “best self” press conferences.

  38. Marc Says:

    Considering a subscription.

    I said the samething when I saw the JPP pick.

    Predicting first 18 draft picks = insane.