Last year a lot of people laughed when Buffalo signed Terrell Owens. I thought it was a good move, it was a one year contract, gave them a star and it was obviously the last chance for their coach to make the Playoffs. Trent Edwards ended up just not being good enough, and Owens along with his normal drops was keyed on.
Now a free agent, with an uncapped year, the Jets should take a long hard look at TO. TO for that matter should look at the Jets. The Jets, a Half away from making the Super Bowl, would be a perfect landing place for an older Owens looking to win the big game once and for all. Paired up with Edwards on the other side, it gives two great targets for Sanchez anywhere on the field. Those are two WRs that will give any team fits, no matter their drops or age.
Now some people will say that the Jets will never take a chance like this. That Owens history is too much trouble. Personally I think Rex Ryan is a strong enough coach/personality to get him under control. Like with Owens first season in Philly, I can see it being another love/hate relationship which everyone feeds off of. There’s also no reason to give TO more then a year. With the possible lockout there’s no reason to not do everything possible to win Now.
I do hope the Jets bring back Edwards. But the pairing of Edwards and TO will give the Jets a duo they haven’t had since early this decade. Back in the days when Wayne Chrebet could always get a 1st down on 3rd downs and Cole was a threat anywhere on the field. We’re talking about almost a decade ago. It’s always been tough for the Jets to get a great receiver. The last thing they should do now is pass up on signing an elite aging WR who can still make a difference on the field.
Speaking of FA’s, what the hell are the Jets doing with the Kicker position? Feely played his heart out last season and worked double time in the playoffs. They then bring in Nick Folk who was just awful last season for the Cowboys and whose kickoffs were so bad they signed a kickoff specialist. The Jets should have learned this playoffs how important a good clutch kicker is. Feely proved he was Clutch (and that he should have been AFC’s Pro Bowl Kicker) in the playoffs. Just give him the money he wants.
Finally, if you can bring in Pennington as a backup and mentor to Sanchez do it. Don’t kid yourself that Clemens is going to somehow go anywhere and suddenly remember how to pass the football. The kid is a bust bust bust and its time to cut the string. If not Pennington, please bring in someone who has experience so if Sanchez goes down for any extended amount of time (it has happened) the season isn’t lost.
I know from experience that the Jets are going to screw this offseason up, one way or another. We were so close yet so far last year.