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kjbad
01-24-2006, 09:42 PM
Broncos would welcome T.O.
By Bill Williamson
Denver Post Staff Writer

Tom Nalen sat in a near-empty Broncos locker room Monday at Dove Valley and pondered how Denver could improve in 2006.

When asked about one of the most talented players expected to be available this offseason, Nalen didn't hesitate.

"I'd take T.O.," said Denver's venerable center and a quiet leader.

Nalen said controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens would succeed in Denver. Nalen - whose opinion was backed by other Broncos players Monday - said Denver's veteran-oriented roster could help Owens work his way back into the NFL. Nalen said the presence of fellow veteran receiver Rod Smith - the undisputed leader of the Broncos - would help Owens adjust quickly if he were to come to Denver.

"If it would work anywhere, I think it would work here because of the guys in the locker room," Nalen said. "Guys would keep him straight ... I think he'd conform. He'd fit in here."

The Broncos often lacked the ability to attack deep down the field this season. Asked whether he thought Owens would enhance Denver's offense to the point of making it a Super Bowl team, Nalen said, "He'd fit into any offense. He's a great player."

Owens missed the last two months of the season, benched in Philadelphia after clashing with several people in the organization, including coach Andy Reid and quarterback Donovan McNabb. Owens, who also had trouble with coaches and teammates in San Francisco, could be available through a trade, although a deal can't be made until early March. He likely will be released by the Eagles in March and become a free agent.

Because of Owens' problems, he likely will sign a fairly reasonable short-term deal.

Denver defensive tackle Gerard Warren said he believes
the Broncos can handle any player because of the veteran leadership, which includes Smith, Nalen, quarterback Jake Plummer, safety John Lynch, linebackers Al Wilson and Keith Burns and cornerback Champ Bailey.

Warren - who had a reputation as being a difficult locker room presence while with Cleveland - said he felt a warm welcome when he was acquired in March.

"This is a special locker room, and if T.O. were to want to be here and be part of this, the guys would accept him," Warren said. "We're a real team here, and I think the guys know that if you bring in a special player like that, it's to help the team. All these guys from Cleveland came in and fit in, and I think he would, too."

Burns, Denver's special-teams captain, said the Broncos' locker room is a place players succeed when they conform to the team concept. Third-round pick Maurice Clarett never adjusted to Denver's concept, failed to fit in and was released during training camp.

"He can be himself, but he'd also be a part of a team," Burns said of Owens. "If he were able to do that, I think guys would welcome him with open arms."

Amazing how low desperate teams can get.:D

Ricky 21
01-24-2006, 10:27 PM
LOL if he goes to denver they will cut him fast

AussieCardinal
01-25-2006, 12:15 AM
lol T.O is out of the NFL

kjbad
01-25-2006, 04:43 AM
lol T.O is out of the NFL

Aussie, what happened to your posts? :D

St Craig
01-25-2006, 06:05 AM
If T.O craps on McNabb, what will he do to Plummer?

However, he could be the piece that takes Denver to the Superbowl.

Rod Smith is the only reliable target on that team. Ashley Lelie is a deep threat but that's it.

Their third and fourth guys (Charlie Adams and Todd Devoe) are hard working URFA, but they need another year before they can become starters.

kjbad
01-25-2006, 06:18 AM
Denver's too small a market for T.O. If he wants to be in the middle of nowhere, that's the place for him.

ArizonaElvis
01-25-2006, 08:13 AM
I'm really curious to see who goes after T.O. Obviously he brings alot of talent to any team but who wants to deal with his ego?? It'll be interesting!

DaveTheBassPlayer
01-25-2006, 08:16 AM
I'm in Denver right now. T.O. is all they can talk about. You're right though Gee, he'd eat Jakey-boy for lunch. I've talked to a bunch of people here since Monday and NOBODY is hammering on Jake. They feel sorry for him, say he had a great year, and its just a shame that he folded under pressure. I guess Elway's years of failure before finally winning the big one have taught these people that there's always next year.

82CardsGrad
01-25-2006, 08:37 AM
I'm in Denver right now. T.O. is all they can talk about. You're right though Gee, he'd eat Jakey-boy for lunch. I've talked to a bunch of people here since Monday and NOBODY is hammering on Jake. They feel sorry for him, say he had a great year, and its just a shame that he folded under pressure. I guess Elway's years of failure before finally winning the big one have taught these people that there's always next year.



Dave, I had posted after a recent trip to Denver, that the fans were afraid this might happen to Jake! They we virtually anticipating his demise against the Steelers... So, I guess I'm not all too surprised to see that they are being civil now in the aftermath...

As for T.O., any team that is stupid enough to bring this cancer onto their team, immediately shoots to the top of my alltime STUPID list! Denver needs a high quality WR for sure, as Smith is on his last legs and Lelie is a #3 at best... But man, I would scour the FA market, and even take a shot on a round 1 or 2 draft before bringing T.O. onto my team!

barry_86404
01-25-2006, 09:22 AM
Noone has any idea about TO denver is a slim posibility. However i see more of the possibility in dallas than denver because keyshawn will be cut soon and parcells can handle TO. Miami is also a strong possibility in that williams fiasco worked out there. A trade of ricky to philly for TO would make alot of sense

DaveTheBassPlayer
01-25-2006, 09:23 AM
Absolutely agree on the T.O. thing. Cancer is not a strong enough word to describe what he does to a team. Cool new avatar, huh? Its the original Chicago Cards logo. Check out wikipedia.com and search AZ Cardinals. Pretty cool franchise history. I'd copy it and past it here, but with all the new MB rules, I'm afraid I'll get banned. Lots of posters still missing....

kjbad
01-25-2006, 09:25 AM
Stranger things have happened...at least I don't have to worry about Mike Martz coaching Culpepper, randy moss, T.O., and Ricky williams in OAK. :)

native az
01-25-2006, 09:49 AM
I could see T.O. going to KC, just because they have a good QB in Green. The only problem is they have a high powered offense already but I think he would be a good fit there.

Superfuzz
01-25-2006, 01:11 PM
What, are they trying to become the Raiders?

AussieCardinal
01-26-2006, 01:56 AM
Aussie, what happened to your posts? :D
I dont know bro, but i was real close to tears!:D

AussieCardinal
01-26-2006, 01:57 AM
I could see T.O. going to KC, just because they have a good QB in Green. The only problem is they have a high powered offense already but I think he would be a good fit there.
How old is Green now?? has to be about 35 or something?

BullheadCardFan
01-27-2006, 07:07 AM
With the way Jake misses his wide open receivers it would be jst a matter of time before TO starts to complain ....

http://www.azcardinals.com/nm_files/Image/players/bertrandfr@oak.jpg

Da Bloody Bird
01-27-2006, 08:16 PM
Broncos could use TO especially if Smith retires