Not So Fast, Terrell Owens: Baltimore Ravens May Not Be the Answer After All

Ryan CookFeatured ColumnistMarch 2, 2010

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 27:  Terrell Owens #81 of the Buffalo Bills against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 27, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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I think it's safe to say, that it's been a long time coming.  Finally, the Buffalo Bills have parted ways with Terrell Owens after a single season of utter disappointment and sent Terrell Owens packing in the direction of free agency.

Personally, I saw the move coming.  The Buffalo Bills are a rebuilding team, one that is still trying to find who they really are in the battle of the AFC contenders.  Terrell Owens, on the other hand, has grown long in the tooth, and is in the later stages of his career.

For some fans, that statement would be enough to say "Who cares where T.O winds up, as long as he still plays football."  Unfortunately, that isn't the case, and the ever so present rumors are flying about the controversial wide receiver who is need of a new home.

The first option that has begun to pop up is Baltimore.  Home of youth, talent, and experience.  Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Ray Lewis, and Ed Reed, just to name a few have made their names known in Maryland, and aren't appearing to leave anytime soon.

So where does Terrell Owens fit in to a team that seems so intent on winning their second Super Bowl trophy in 2010?  Well let me tell you: nowhere. 

Yes it's simple, the Baltimore Ravens are the team of the future.  Still solid contenders in the AFC North, young starting quarterback Joe Flacco came close to reliving his better days of 2008, in 2009.  Throw Ray Rice into the picture, the electrifying running back that is arguably the second best rusher behind Chris Johnson, and you've got yourself a pretty offensively sound team.

The key word, being sound, Terrell Owens has managed to set even some of the most promising offenses astray in recent years.  Take the Dallas Cowboys, sure Tony Romo was no Joe Montana in his earlier years, but he threw a pretty decent ball.  When you mix Terrell Owens with talent though, a dangerous combination of sparks and explosions appear, that the Dallas Cowboys are still to this day attempting to recover from.

Therefore, the Baltimore Ravens don't need these worries.  Their offense is clicking, and their touchdowns are coming with ease, why tamper with a remedy for success?

Terrell Owens will find a new home in 2010, rest assured that the rumors don't stop at the Baltimore Ravens.  Already the speculation of Chad Ochocinco wanting Terrell to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals has begun, and in my opinion would be a better fit for the 36 year old to play out the later stages of his career.

Baltimore needn't worry, talent will come.  Heck, they already have enough anyway.  T.O isn't meant to be a Raven.


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