McNabb to Front Office: Bring In T.O.

Donovan McNabb has reportedly “encouraged” the Redskins to consider bringing in free agent Terrell Owens: [via ESPN]

Coach Mike Shanahan told Werder that the Redskins are not actively pursuing Owens. A team source said the Redskins have made upgrading their wide receiver position a high priority, but prefer to avoid bringing Owens into their locker room if another solution can be found.

A source close to McNabb told Paolantonio that McNabb and Owens recently talked about the possibility of reuniting while recently shooting an episode for a television show in Los Angeles. The “Pros v. Joes” episode features McNabb and Owens playing together on the same basketball team. The episode is scheduled to air in July on Spike.

Whatever potential there is for a McNabb-Owens reunion would serve to further heighten interest in the two regular-season games between the NFC East rival Redskins and Eagles this season. At their pinnacle, McNabb and Owens were Super Bowl teammates; in the end, Owens hinted vaguely that McNabb suffered a failure of nerve that cost Philadelphia a Super Bowl ring and suggested the quarterback contributed to the Eagles releasing him.

I’ve mentioned this before and I’ll say it again — there is no reason to not pursue Owens.   Single tailback and 3-wide formations with Thomas, Moss, Owens and Cooley off the edge with McNabb taking the snap — there is your playoff-bound team.

I mean it, McNabb likes to go deep which is something the Redskins have barely been able to do with their myriad offensive problems, and T.O. likes to get the ball deep.  It’s a match made in heaven.  I’m suggesting the Redskins use this situation to their advantage, because the Eagles are already back peddling after releasing McNabb — whether they admit to it or not.  Owens would surely be the knockdown punch.

Why shouldn’t this be the first play of the game in Washington?

[pro-player width=’467′ height=’353′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur-uCopULQw[/pro-player]


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