Terrell Owens is a bad fit at receiver for the Chicago Bears

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Ignore all the chatter created Thursday in Chicago over the sudden availability of Hall of Fame-bound wide receiver Terrell Owens .

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kirk

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Mar 5, 2009
 
I don't care what his problems are. Sign T.O. Give us something to watch even if it is a soap opra. Kyle Orton is actually good enough for you fans that think otherwise. No one can be good with out 4 -5 seconds to throw. We suck, who cares! So what! Sign him so we all can blog!
ozzie

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Mar 5, 2009
 
could the bears be so dumb as to not take him?
Joe

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#3
Mar 5, 2009
 
Heyward-Bey is an unbelievable talent. You would love him from day 1. He played in a pro style offense with lousy quarterbacks.
He can run over people, past them and make every catch. He will be a number 1 receiver for most teams and with Hester on the other side and Olsen up the middle, with Forte? Talent, team players, and some luck on the offensive line, the Bears can improve quickly. Orton was doing very well before he got hurt and Forte will not have 8 in the box. You want to be the Cowboys or the Redskins? Too much doom and gloom in Chicago. Two bad lost leads, Orton injury and terrible defensive scheme away from a decent year. Dpn't get sucked into the March headlines. The Redskins and Cowboys have spent their way to disfunction. Sure terrible calls on Benson, giving away Thomas was bad. Williams and another o-lineman away from a potentially creative offense. Your defense has been on the field way too much over the past three years. Give them an offense with an explosive triple threat? The defense will be good, not dominating and the Bears will compete. Find some good footage on Heyward-Bey and you will be all over him. Just hope he is still available at your pick. If he is and you miss, then get upset
Du Ve

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Mar 5, 2009
 
Joe wrote:
Heyward-Bey is an unbelievable talent. You would love him from day 1. He played in a pro style offense with lousy quarterbacks.
He can run over people, past them and make every catch. He will be a number 1 receiver for most teams and with Hester on the other side and Olsen up the middle, with Forte? Talent, team players, and some luck on the offensive line, the Bears can improve quickly. Orton was doing very well before he got hurt and Forte will not have 8 in the box. You want to be the Cowboys or the Redskins? Too much doom and gloom in Chicago. Two bad lost leads, Orton injury and terrible defensive scheme away from a decent year. Dpn't get sucked into the March headlines. The Redskins and Cowboys have spent their way to disfunction. Sure terrible calls on Benson, giving away Thomas was bad. Williams and another o-lineman away from a potentially creative offense. Your defense has been on the field way too much over the past three years. Give them an offense with an explosive triple threat? The defense will be good, not dominating and the Bears will compete. Find some good footage on Heyward-Bey and you will be all over him. Just hope he is still available at your pick. If he is and you miss, then get upset
You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT about Bey, I watched some tape of him on You tube and was able to catch a few of his games and he is definetly the REAL DEAL! Too badhe had to run so darn fast that the whole world knows about him. If the Bears cannot get Bey, I'll settle for Robiske, he might be more suited for the climate here, and he has great pedigree.

Please don't screw up the draft ANGELO!!!
West Coast Cali Bear

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Mar 5, 2009
 
What makes you Homers think T.O., the walking ebola virus would want to come to Chicago? Moreover, I would not want that cancer anywhere near Soldiers Field except in an opponent's jersey. Finally, I agree with Haugh the Hack!
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Mar 5, 2009
 
"Doing so would make a statement about wanting to win now,..." as opposed to winning when again??? What a load of bull...lets all sit and twiddle Angelo's thumbs...even if Owens is not a good signing, what about the other potential ones that slipped through...don't sit here and tell me that the Bears don't have any needs or that all their needs will be met in the draft...THEY AREN'T THE ONLY TEAM PICKING!!!!(btw, even then, angelo will find a way to mess it up)
G Bodhi

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#8
Mar 5, 2009
 
Haugh, you are such a sell out. Pay every ninny on the team to keep them happy. Even Bring back Grossman last year because it made so much sense. If we had the Cowboys receivers, I wouldn't want the headcase either. But we don't have dung. He is big game big time and this team has zero talent on the offensive side ball. After Urlacher and Briggs are done, this team won't even be respectable. We're desperate and you need to get a spine to go with your marginal brain.
WI Bear

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Mar 5, 2009
 
Massbearsfan wrote:
"Doing so would make a statement about wanting to win now,..." as opposed to winning when again??? What a load of bull...lets all sit and twiddle Angelo's thumbs...even if Owens is not a good signing, what about the other potential ones that slipped through...don't sit here and tell me that the Bears don't have any needs or that all their needs will be met in the draft...THEY AREN'T THE ONLY TEAM PICKING!!!!(btw, even then, angelo will find a way to mess it up)
Massbearsfan --- gee, why would we want to win NOW?!? Good God, Haugh, didn't you ever hear Herm Edwards, "You Play to Win the Game!" I'm listening to a Philly sports radio station (since I can't stand hearing about the Lovable Loser Cubs or Silly South Siders), and the majority of the Philly fans are wishing they had T.O. back! One even said he'd be a great fit for the Bears, but what the hell do we know!
SDS

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#10
Mar 5, 2009
 
I have no problems with passing on a 35 year-old WR, who causes trouble every place he goes. But what the heck is the plan? They're going to sign one OL and that's it for free agency? Do they honestly think they can get a couple more OL, a pass-rusher, at least one more WR and at least a solid back-up QB in the draft? There were guys that could help this team out there...Nate Washington or Bryant Johnson would have been an upgrade over what we have... Why not go after Khalif Barnes? I know he's had a couple issues and slumped a bit this year, but he's started in the league at LT and he's only 26. It has to be a cash-flow issue, right? They can't be this blind to the needs of this team??????
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Mar 5, 2009
 
T.O. would rock the house in Soldier Field
Truth

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Mar 6, 2009
 
NO!!!!.....let me think no....just say no to T.O.!

I rather have Kyle Orton throw to 4 eligible than have TO on the team.

CAN'T WIN WITH HIM
CAN'T COACH HIM
CAN'T DO IT

I don't want him as a bear

I don't want him in Chicago the State of Illinois

I do not not neurotic recievers Sam I Am
Clea- from the southside

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#13
Mar 6, 2009
 
I dont care about his tantrums, at least he is law abiding unlike many Bears before, give the guy his last chance at redemption, please Mr. Angelo and Lovie dont slip on this one, the guy is a future HOF w/ a prima donna attitude who cares we suck bad and he'd help regardless of what this tool of an writer says.
Clea- from the southside

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Mar 6, 2009
 
West Coast Cali Bear wrote:
What makes you Homers think T.O., the walking ebola virus would want to come to Chicago? Moreover, I would not want that cancer anywhere near Soldiers Field except in an opponent's jersey. Finally, I agree with Haugh the Hack!
Let's see you tool, maybe the fact that every team T.O. has gotten worse and all in all he was right. The guy is a performer and has great work ethic no one can take that away from him, so what he has an attitude most americans these days are really f... screwed up, at least he is not a felon/criminal, most dont even know this dudes past, he was raised super strict by his mother and g-ma not allowed do anything or play w/ other kids maybe thats why he acts out because he never had a child hood, no excuses but reality. Look it up, he gives thousands to charities but all people do is mention the negative, gimme a break you tool.
Clea- from the southside

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Mar 6, 2009
 
ozzie wrote:
could the bears be so dumb as to not take him?
The Bears as usual will screw this up, if they were to sign Owens I buy home and away jersey's because I not think the media played a big factor but T.O. deep down is a decent guy, just a big mouth, what about the charities Ed Werder and his child-hood, he trust no-one because of his raising and past I dont blame T.O. and I pray you bounce back.
val

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#16
Mar 6, 2009
 
What's wrong with you guys?
You sign TO because you need some entertainment. The Bears already have plenty of that. You hire this guy to break up your team. The team is already broken. Lovie made sure to that.

So what else do you guys want? You want to talk about going back to the superbowl? That is long gone. We would have had a chance if lovie wasn't so pig-headed and firing Ron Rivera, you know, the real reason why we made it the superbowl.
This team has been going backwards ever since and lovie says "Trust me". haha.
TO would not help this team. Firing angelo and lovie would.
Until that happens, this team is going nowhere but down.
kevin

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#17
Mar 6, 2009
 
No way on T.O. that man has way to many issues. Issues that professional shrinks need to handle not professional football players. He's a locker room killer.
Bude

Davis Junction, IL

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#18
Mar 6, 2009
 
Owens has everything you could want in a receiver, size, speed, moves, instincts, and arrogance.
He has everything but a sense of team, and the last I checked, football is a team sport.
NumberNine

Bradenton, FL

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#19
Mar 6, 2009
 
Haugh (and many writers into this forum)- "Better sign Orton long term".

Haugh (and those same writers who want Orton signed long term)- "Can't sign Owens because the first time Orton doesn't hit him on the long pass he'll complain and upset Orton".

Me - "If Orton needs better receivers to prove himself as a QB, but getting better receivers will expose Orton to criticism from those same receivers.....well isn't that called a Catch 22?" (And isn't 22 about the total number of catches our WR's can expect to have in the first 1/4 of the season?!!!)

By the way, I've noticed nobody has asked our QB what he thinks... That would have already happened if this was New York or LA. Good old Chicago...
Southside BG

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#20
Mar 6, 2009
 
Dave, you're an idiot. What this team needs is someone to mix it up a little. We've had guys like Moose try to mix it up in the past, but he was nobody to do that.

We have a bunch of nobodies; Devin Hester is still learning the position, who better to teach him then a guy who's been making spectacular catches for years now.

Locker room cancer, definitely not his first year. The Bears are exactly what T.O. wants needs = a team in need with a chance to prove himself. No other big names for him to share with... its the perfect situation.

I say give him, plead with him to take a two-year deal and lets go win some games.
E B F

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#21
Mar 6, 2009
 
Orton was looking good before he got hurt. Does being hurt mean losing the ability to see linebackers and linemen lurking in the flat, waiting for passes their coaches told them would be there? Kyle had his good first half of a season just like Rex did. 2009 will determine if Kyle will be the long term solution for the Bears. T.O. to Chi is not gonna happen. Unless this upcoming draft is a smashing success, we'll be lucky to add an impact player a year, like Olsen in 07 and Forte in 08. The draft has become one of the hottest times of the year for Bears fans.
Once again, we need a miracle, and I say that because the thinking of some people, sometimes even myself is that we were close last year. Close to entering the playoffs yes. As for winning titles? Hopefully Angelo and his scouts know we need a major infusion of talent to win a crown.
No, we are not close. If Bears management thinks we are, we're doomed.

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