Originally posted by jdc49:
Originally posted by BubbaParisMVP:
Originally posted by jdc49:
hes still a better receiver than half our guys in the team, at least as a 3rd option, who we got, Ted ginn, Williams, Swain???? GTFO
Were you even alive when TO played for the Niners? Do you remember the trail of scorched earth he left in our locker room? He killed a pretty good QB and a competent coach. It's always a fool's errand to think about what might have been, but Mooch and Garcia were a competent pairing. TO killed both of those careers...don't gimme any BS about the management.
Why on earth do you want this POS back? Let alone into a locker room that is going from good to great?
I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I get the feeling that you just don't remember what it was like having TO in the locker room.
Edit: I originally edited this post to say that I didn't mean it personally. But that is wrong. Anyone that wants TO back is a drooling, mouth-breathing idiot.
he was not always the head case you make it seem that he was
You're a 100% right about that, and I guess that's what gets under my skin about TO. John Taylor made him his personal project and taught him how to be a brilliant, hard working football player. He's a brutal blocker and he has that illegal in all 50 states John Taylor stiff arm, but that doesn't make up for the fact that this guy is a serial team destroyer. Given the lack of love that Taylor gets, and the sort of stand up guy that Taylor was, it really pisses me off that TO is his legacy. Outside of Moss, you can't find a more strident counterpoint to John Taylor.
Clearly, you seem to think of TO as a "piece" that can be dropped into a locker room and maintained, I can't convince you otherwise. Personally, I think that is nuts. That sort of thought process works fine in fantasy football, or on the Xbox, but not in a real locker room stuffed full of real reporters. Several teams have tried and failed to manage TO as a "piece," all have failed. I see no reason why we should think otherwise. At some point, the TO show starts in earnest and unless we can control his enablers in the media, which we cannot, it will
happen. We don't want that.
At the end of the day, the difference between this year's team and the 15 years of failure (including Owens' teams) is Harbaugh's messianic leadership. We already have a lunatic in the locker room and he has us winning for a change. Bluntly, you can't have two personalities like that in the same locker room.
Finally, I owe you an apology. I played the man rather than the ball in my previous post. I made a conscious decision to let my emotions get the better of me and I stepped over the line. That was wrong and I'm sorry.