It must be tough being T.O. – a few weeks ago the former NFL star who was last on a football field three years ago still wants to play, but nobody wants him.
Last year, he was brought into the Seattle Seahawks training camp, lasted a couple of weeks and then was shoved back onto the pavement. A few weeks ago, he came out and said he wouldn’t mind playing for the Chicago Bears because he has a longtime relationship with new head coach Marc Trestman. The Bears did the right thing, too, and said they had no interest.
Now comes the report that T.O. wants to play for the New England Patriots.
Here’s what he said: “I think that’s a no-brainer. You look at what they’ve done over the years. Under the tutelage of Tom [Brady] and Coach Bellichick, I think the sky would be the limit in terms of what I’d be able to do. Considering my body of work and my history of playing the game.”
Well, his body of work and his aging body mean nothing to the Patriots. Team officials came out this weekend saying that T.O. was nowhere near their radar.
Maybe T.O. should just join up with Randy Moss and form their own beach football team and get it out of their heads that anyone in the NFL would even consider their services.
Someday they will get the message. Hopefully, sooner than later.
The one good thing about all this, Packers fans? He hasn’t said he wants to play in Green Bay. Now, THAT is a good thing.