The New England Patriots need help, and according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Terrell Owens wants to save the day. Like anyone who watched the team's ugliest win in recent memory, Owens saw Tom Brady struggle against the New York Jets and apparently thought he could contribute on a team with serious question marks at the wide receiver position.
So far it doesn't sound like the interest is mutual, and at age 39, Owens probably doesn't have much to offer these days.
Still, his assessment of the Patriots was right on the money. They need help. They even reached out to their former wideout, Brandon Lloyd, about a possible return but were stonewalled, according to Pro Football Talk.
Lloyd claims he isn't in the right physical or mental state to play in the NFL right now, and if that's true, it's a good thing the Patriots were unsuccessful in their courtship. If he's not fit to play, he obviously can't help them.
That doesn't mean there aren't other players who can, though.
New England needs help at more than just wide receiver. Here are five players at various positions who could step in and make it a better team right away.