The enigmatic wide receiver Terrell Owens held a public workout to show off that he is ready to come back and play after having knee surgery. According to reports, no teams were present -- just media. Since he is ready and hoping to land somewhere, one writer over at SB Nation Arizona believes that adding T.O. actually makes sense for the Arizona Cardinals, considering the lack of production at the number two receiver position.
Does it really make sense?
Says the article:
The Cardinals have been itching for a number 2 receiver for two years. Arizona hasn't had that consistant player to complement Larry Fitzgerald since Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston departed. In 2011, the Cardinals do not have much depth at wide receiver.
Only two receivers have caught touchdowns this season, Fitzgerald and Early Doucet. Doucet is having a solid season, with 26 receptions and 2 touchdowns. However, Andre Roberts only has 13 receptions in six games. Kevin Kolb has taken advantage of three good tight ends this season, but the Cardinals are lacking a big play threat down the field.
Where to start...
The Cardinals have depth at the position> they just have not had the production. Their corp of WRs is actually pretty young. four of the six WRs on the roster have three years experience or less.
Are the Cardinals lacking a big play threat down the field? Kevin Kolb has hit Larry Fitzgerald for a few long completions. He has had the tight end down the field on several occasions. He just has not been able to complete those passes.
Assume that we agree that Arizona needs a better down-the-field threat. Is T.O. really the answer? Why would the team take a chance on him when they did not attempt to give Braylon Edwards a whole lot, and they pretty much passed on every other receiving possibility -- Malcolm Floyd, Lee Evans, etc.?
Owens is 38 years old. He is coming off knee surgery. He reportedly did not look like he was conditioned enough for football. Lastly, how would his presence in the locker room affect things? He is a reputed cancer and has never been one to "behave" on teams that are not winning.
Does Owens make sense here? Not only no, but....you know what I'm getting at.
What do you think? Would there really be any positive that could come from it?