Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another T.O. headline?

Ok, so I have to admit, it takes a slow news day to get me started talking about T.O. .

And you know it's a slow news day for sports when ESPN has Men's slow pitch softball showing in real time.  I love softball as much as the next guy, maybe more than most.  That said, there aren't that many people who are going to tune in to watch it.

So, now that I have established that it's a slow news day for sports, back to T.O. and the Rams.

The Rams needs another stud at receiver to give Sam Bradford weapons and take the heat off of Donnie Avery while they wait to see if Mardy Gilyard or any of their other young receivers is going to develop.  T.O. is coming off of a down year, but if there is a receiver who conditions himself well enough to recover, this is the one.  He is a fiend in the gym and is a monster of a matchup problem.  But, was the mess in Buffalo the reason he didn't produce, or has he lost half a step?

I say, that it this is a perfect situation.  If he shows up and works, he will start opposite Avery, because there is nobody else.  He will give Sam Bradford a second veteran wide receiver that he can depend on as he develops.

So, T.O. would get his targets like he is always crying about, the Rams would get the weapon that they need and close up a big hole on their offense.  The question is, can T.O. deal with the losing that is going to come with playing for a developing team?  The Rams made some nice moves the past couple years but there is no doubt that they are deep in a rebuilding process in St. Louis.  His move to the Bills before last year makes me think that starting is more important to him than chasing a title, so if that is indeed the case, then T.O. will be earning a living in the midwest, and Sammie B. the 50 million dollar man is going to be flashing that mega-watt smile all over the gateway city.
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