Last night Turf Show Times came out with a list of some potentially interesting free agents at wide receiver and running back. Least practical, but perhaps most useful for getting people to the EdwardJones Dome between the start of preseason and whenever Sam Bradford sets down the clipboard for good, is a certain past-his-prime headcase who spent 2009 in a market even further divorced from the football mainstream than St. Louis:â†µ
Well, T.O. went to Buffalo and didn't blow up too badly. At 36, the guy is pretty worn down. In 2009, he only caught five touchdowns, had his lowest yards-per-catch since catching passes from Jeff Garcia in San Francisco in 2003, and failed to break the 1,000 yard mark for the first time in four years. Admittedly he played on the Buffalo "Kills to Watch How Bad We Are" Bills, which certainly hurt his stats. Suprisingly he didn't create too much off-the-field attention, but seems poised to look for a Super Bowl contender. The odds of him agreeing to come to St. Louis, plus his huge drop in performance (as well as likely a fairly high salary), indicates almost no likelihood of him wanting to join us, or us wanting him.â†µ
I'm not sure he has anything left, and I'm even less sure that it would be even just a pretty-bad idea to let your new franchise quarterback break in with a guy who might hold a teary-eyed press conference about not getting the ball enough, but I'll say this: It would be interesting.â†µ
And with the Rams' free agent season in proper in flux while the ownership situation struggles to resolve itself, interesting is at least worth talking about. Meanwhile, he's surprised he wasn't picked up months ago.