Originally posted by HomestarRunner:
You give that honor to a player who helped make your organization, not to a player who was a key factor in blowing it up.
What? Owens was a key factor in this team having success while he was here. What blew this team up was the ownership and a little thing called the salary cap. They fired Maricoochie and it went downhill from there. Owens, while he is an ass, helped make this team a contender in his years here.
That being said, Owens has calmed down a lot and learned to shut his damn mouth more often, so I wouldn't mind having him back. He would help this offense tremendously because he is still a big threat even though he is declining, and he still has superb blocking skills. We still don't have a true #1 threat since Crabtree is only entering his second year and has not become what he will be, yet. Josh Morgan showed a lot of promise in his rookie year, but fell off the radar last season. Ginn is soft and it's doubtful he will become the type of threat Owens would be. Hill showed a little promise when given the opportunity, but looks like nothing more than a 3rd option. Basically, we have a bunch of #2 and #3 receivers with no legitimate #1, which Owens would be.
I know it's hard for some of you people to get over the past, but not wanting something that will help the team you root for is plain stupid.