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If Tiger can do it, why not T.O.?

Gary Mialocq
Nov 13, 2019 at 8:51 AM


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It has been a crazy week for 49er fans. A heartbreaking loss on Monday Night Football to Seattle created an online frenzy among 49er fans who went into full panic mode with cries to bench Garoppolo, cut Pettis, Goodwin, and to a lesser extent, Bourne, return Staley and McGlinchey to the bench and fire Shanahan. All this after one loss that very easily could have been a win.

At the same time, Terrell Owens could be heard on local radio stations saying he loves the 49ers, feels his career is incomplete unless he can finish it as a 49er. He feels he would have caught the easy passes that handcuffed Pettis, Goodwin, and Bourne vs. Seattle, and posted a video online of his current workout just two months ago. He is an incredible physical specimen and is in great shape and badly wants an opportunity to prove he can be a valuable addition to a depleted WR corps, probably the weakest WR group in the NFL.

The sole objection from fans online was that he is too old. Too old? Rather than just laugh at the suggestion, people have to come up with a better reason than that. Tiger Woods came back after four back surgeries and five knee surgeries to win the Masters and is currently the No. 7 ranked golfer in the WORLD! George Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer, who was undefeated at 35-0 for the world heavyweight boxing championship at age 45. Bernard Hopkins won his title at age 46. Jack Nicklaus won his last Masters at age 46. There's a guy in New England named Tom Brady, who is currently 42.

Age should not be a factor in whether or not T.O. gets a chance. If he is physically fit, emotionally ready, and motivated, why not? The Niners are down to one healthy WR, Deebo Samuel. Bourne makes occasional great plays, but his series of drops makes him un-dependable. Goodwin and Pettis are useless, and if they were released, nobody would notice, especially not Jimmy G. Jordan Matthews returned to the Eagles.

There is no question as to T.O's motivation. He is as determined as Tiger. Most fans expressed support for his efforts. Watch his video and let us know how you feel. He has grown a lot, and after having blown most of his $80 million over his career, he now counsels players to help them to avoid the same mistakes. He would be a motivator and inspiration in the locker room. It's a unique situation, but one that would be a great PR move for the team. What other team has ever put a Hall of Famer into the lineup?

Watch T.O., evaluate, and vote. Here is T.O.'s video after he worked out and ran at full speed for over 30 minutes:

  • Gary Mialocq
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    Native of SF. Attended Washington HIgh, CCSF and SF State University. Investor & Startup Business Consultant, Former Juvenile Detention Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Self-employment Specialist, Real Estate Investor, Genealogist. Senior Pro Golfer.


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  • Should the 49ers give T.O. a serious evaluation?
  • Yes
    89%
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5 Comments

  • Ed
    Why it is nonsense. Were mid-season with under qualified players to reach the goal? i think everyone can see that. There aren't out of work star receivers sitting there to sign. Released players have to pass through waivers, so hey won't reach us. Basically there are three players who can be signed outright. There is Brown, Dez, and Owens. We are close enough to win. Shouldn't we do whatever we can to win? With that logic, we should have just played for the tie then. I'll try whatever can be tried if it will help us
    Nov 14, 2019 at 8:03 AM
    1
    Response: I completely agree with you. Belechick would have played for the tie and a two game lead...our WR options are limited and it can't hurt anything except feelings to give Owens an honest shot at making the team...he's obviously in awesome shape...
  • Daniners
    Why even toss this nonsense out there. Hasn't played in years. It's not like riding a bike. Plus, he's a cancer and was his whole career. He's not AB but he's not that far off either.
    Nov 14, 2019 at 3:38 AM
    0
  • Scott
    Bring the Brother Back, he has grown up a lot.
    Nov 13, 2019 at 5:05 PM
    4
  • Mike
    Why not? He can't possibly be worse than Bourne, Pettis and Goodwin. All three should be cut immediately! My grandmother could do better than them and, unfortunately, she passed away years ago!
    Nov 13, 2019 at 9:38 AM
    8
  • Gabriel
    TO would be a awesome upgrade over Pettis and Goodwin
    Nov 13, 2019 at 9:26 AM
    7


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