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Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

Posted on: August 4, 2010 6:27 pm
Terrell Owens is realistic about some of the incentives in his one-year contract with the Bengals. Take the $333,333 bonus for 100 catches, for example. “I know that’s an unreachable goal,” Owens said in a surprisingly in-depth and hard-cutting interview with the Bengals website.” It is what it is. Malcontent? Check my statistics. I’ve had 100 catches one time in my career. One. So go figure.”T. Owens (US Presswire)

It was a risky move for the Bengals to lace Owens’s contract with $2 million in incentives. Is there any player in the league who needs less encouragement to dwell on his own numbers than T.O.? Owens was asked if it bothered him that so much of his contract was incentive-based:

“No, it is what it is at this point. I know I’m very skillful. I know I’m very productive. I definitely took a pay cut to grasp the opportunity to win a Super Bowl. Like I said I know I’m worth more than what I’m being paid. But I’m here playing with my good friend Chad and playing with a team that definitely has an opportunity to win the Super Bowl.”

Owens also said he is cool with Donovan McNabb now. But he doesn’t regret the stuff that led to his exile from Philadelphia:

“No I don’t. I probably could have done some things differently. I guess had I been more mature there would have been a better way to go about some things. Maybe not being so vocal. As far as my stance, my situation and things that were said from where I stood, I wasn’t at fault. I can honestly say it because there was some staff that even know it wasn’t my fault. What can they do? Again, everybody knew the situation, but you’re only going to know what’s being reported.”

These are just minor snippets of the interview. Click here if you’d like to read the whole thing.

--Andy Benoit

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 12:48 am

Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

Many thanks for this important reading. There are most certainly helpful hints about these where I am going usage.

Since: Aug 25, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:49 pm

Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

I wouldn't count the Bengals out this year for a run at the Superbowl.. They did make the playoffs last year minus about 5-6 starters on defense. Plus 3 big name receiver and tight end along with a solid run game they found last year. Sounds to me that this team has both sides of the ball going for them now. I'd say they wouldn't be a bad team to take before the season starts based on the payout odds alone.

However, I think it will just be another repeat of last years Superbowl if all key players stay healthy.

Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:35 pm

Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

  No dat wud be unbelieveable for the Lions to even win two playoff games this year, but T.O. has a valid point about possibly winning

the Super Bowl. His contract looks as if it was arranged for him to fail, it seems as if the main goal is to win a title, simply bcuz he does

not have to dominate the ball in Cincy, he has more than enough help at the wideout position, so with that being said, Cincy will do guud

but his incentives will not be met, bet dat....

Since: Jul 19, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:28 pm

Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

It is realistic that the Bengals can win the superbowl, But not relistic enought to use as a reason for your pay cut.


Maybe.... Bengals, no

Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 1:28 pm

Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

The Bengals can realistically play for a Superbowl.

They're a more legit contender than the Ravens.

Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2010 12:50 pm

Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

A little warrior 2 for TO at Bengals training camp?!?

Since: Aug 20, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 11:26 am

Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

Well, if he would have said the Lions will win the Superbowl... now that is funny

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2010 10:29 am

Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

Although I will be rooting against the Bengals now...I believe they can win the superbowl as easily as anyone. 

1. Potentially great offense with three good WR's, a good RB, and a new TE that they drafted in the 1st round I believe.  Carson Palmer will be back to his old form.

2. Their defense is going to be good.  They might have a top 3 cornerback tandem for the entire NFL. 

Why not them...why not now? 

Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 9:04 am

Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

And why exactly is that unrealistic, because they are the Bengals?  The Cardinals made the Superbowl and were with in 1 play of winning it.  The team forever known as the aints made the Superbowl and won it.  So again what is so unrealistic about the Bengals making and winning the Superbowl.

They were a playoff team last year who only got better and more experienced.  The 4th ranked defense last year is returning all of its players.  They didnt lose any significant players and added to their depth by drafting Jermain Gresham, Carlos Dunlap, Jordan Shipley and signing Gibril Wilson, Antonio Bryant and TO.  They got key players back from injury in Reggie Kelly and Antwan Odom. 

I know the NFL is unpredictable as any sport out there and anything can happen but again the Bengals swept their division, made the playoffs and have only improved on the team they had last year.  Any team that can make the playoffs has a chance to play in and win the Superbowl so I wouldnt say it unrealistic.

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: August 5, 2010 7:32 am

Terrell Owens realistic about his incentives

T.O. ™ is being realistic and says the Bengals can win a Superbowl?!?

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