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No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

Posted on: October 25, 2011 7:29 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2011 9:32 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

You might be shocked to hear this, but not a lot of NFL teams are interested in watching Terrell Owens run around a field shirtless. Or, alternately, they're not interested in signing him -- not a single team showed up to the workout Owens had in California on Tuesday.

Owens agent Drew Rosenhaus said prior to the workout that he wouldn't be surprised if teams avoided the trip to California, but chalked the absence of personnel people more to an ability to watch video of Owens than a lack of interest in the player. Owens sounded more realistic.

"I only need one team," Owens said. "I only need one chance."

Physically, Owens looked in impressive shape given his age -- he'll be 38 in December -- and looked quick.

"I don't feel as old as my age actually is," Owens said. "Honestly, you're only as old as what people say you are."

No one's ever doubted Owens skill, regardless of his age. The bigger problem is that Owens is a notorious pain when it comes to his locker-room presence, and that's something that a contending team isn't likely to deal with, unless it's desperate.

What kind of team would that be? Well, the Titans have expressed interest in Owens, but even Rosenhaus admitted that it was a "running interest" (read: alternately hot and cold) and they're a possibility for the wideout because Kenny Britt's done for the year.

But although Owens put up nice numbers in Cincinnati last year, he wasn't exactly an explosive downfield threat, much less a true No. 1 wideout, which is what Tennessee needs.

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How about the Raiders? Well, Owens, who played with Carson Palmer last year, wouldn't rule it out.

"Well, I'm very familiar with Carson and if that situation comes up, then definitely I'll have to assess that and talk with my agent," Owens said. "But at this point and at this stage in my career I definitely want to go to a contender. I want to compete for a Super Bowl."

But that doesn't mean he wouldn't play for a non-contender.

"No I'm not going to give up," Owens said about the possibility of retiring if a contender wasn't interested.

He might have to consider giving up, though. There's probably no more than a 20-percent chance that an NFL team signs him, but like T.O. said, maybe there's a chance.

Although if he's at the point where he's filming himself playing football, it might be time to get concerned he's crossed into Uncle Rico territory.

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Since: Aug 22, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 7:27 am
 

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

As much as I hate to admit it, the window for TO has closed.  He had a chance in Philly if he and Donovan could've gotten along.  But ever since he's jumped into the reality TV world his game has fallen off considerably. So he may as well get another dating show with alot of fine azz babes acting like they want to be with him and not his money. Or just hook up with Uncle Rico to make some sweet mullah goin door to door.  He may get a shot with some desperate team, but I dont think he will be the game changer he once was.



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2011 7:22 am
 

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

Karma is a bitch man.



Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 6:25 am
 

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

Owens look pretty good last year as a Bengal, he made strong catches and was quick in his routes. The footage i saw on sportscenter today looked like a different person. He looks ten years older. Of corse he's in good shape but that knee looked weak and all he was doing was running around a practice field. He'll most likely get a shot somewhere. It's doubtful he will be the TO of old.






Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2011 4:30 am
 

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

This tool is a whinging narcissist who has a bad case of look-at-me-ism, even for someone who needs the spotlight focused on his worthless self at every turn. Great a receiver as he was, his immense need to be the centre of his universe ultimately proved the undoing of all the teams for which he ever played. The highlight of his career was taking a forearm smash from George Teague, so many moons ago. Ain't gonna be nobody there to even notice as the sun sets on his days in the spotlight. He'll make Canton for sure due to his immense skills, but will anyone really care? Without football, this is one player who hasn't got anything in life. Bet he's dead and gone by fifty-five.



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2011 4:29 am
 

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

This tool is a whinging narcissist who has a bad case of look-at-me-ism, even for someone who needs the spotlight focused on his worthless self at every turn. Great a receiver as he was, his immense need to be the centre of his universe ultimately proved the undoing of all the teams for which he ever played. The highlight of his career was taking a forearm smash from George Teague, so many moons ago. Ain't gonna be nobody there to even notice as the sun sets on his days in the spotlight. He'll make Canton for sure due to his immense skills, but will anyone really care? Without football, this is one player who hasn't got anything in life. Bet he's dead and gone by fifty-five.



Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2011 3:52 am
 

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

T.O. AND MOSS, NO CHAMPIONSHIP RING??? PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Tongue out



Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2011 1:19 am
 

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

It's kinda funny that a lot of folks are posting comments about TO's ego, how terrible he was for the game of football, and how none of the teams that he played for, like the Eagles, 49ers, Bengals, or Cowboys would have him back because he's "burnt bridges".  Truly, those are sentiments that matter to "fans", not coaches.  TO would not have spent as many years in the NFL as he has and be one of the most prolific receivers in the history of the game if he was not a highly coveted talent.  Sure, he was a high maintenance talent at one point in his career, but those days are behind him.  There are really only two or three reasons that teams won't touch TO unless they absolutely have to.  First, he is 37 years old.  His workout tape shows that he is in amazing shape, but he still has a lot of mileage on his body.  Second, he is damaged goods.  Aside from the ACL he recently suffered, if I'm not mistaken, he even has an ankle that is held together by a bunch of steel pins from an injury back when he was with the Eagles (don't quote me on that).  Third, his agent is Drew Rosenhaus.  In spite of TO's injury history and age, they will still expect top $$ based on his reputation.  If I were an owner, I would not want to give him a lot of guranteed money; I would offer an incentive-laden performance-based contract.

Still, TO is probably as much a game changer as Plaxico Burress after his stint in the joint.  I'd give him a shot if I needed a #2 or #3 receiver.




Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2011 1:16 am
 

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

Ok 2cents, tell us the last time Owens had a big game in an important win for his team.

Case closed. 



Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: October 26, 2011 1:07 am
 

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

It makes me laugh, we had Coaches fighting they don't get fined. We've had players do all kinds of CRAZY things on and off the field, but TO has an ego! Have any of your played sports before? Most good players have an ego, some just don't show it off the field. He has not committed a crime, so get off his back. TO will be in the NFL again, if he really wants to play!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2011 12:50 am
 

No NFL teams show up for Terrell Owens workout

You guys kill me. What is T.O. guilty of...breaking the Law? He never has. Not guns, not drugs not robbery. Just obnoxious fly patterns and celebrations. The locker room "cancer" that has been pinned upon him, is merely the old school fellas in the locker room that cannot handle or understand a man who needs spotlight to be a happy person. That's no crime. A Prima Donna for certain. And why not? If it weren't so damn beautiful ESPN would not have aired each of his TD celebrations for the last 15 years. And weren't we the ones watching them? He, along with R Moss, rendered CB's nothing short of faceless for years. He was dominant.  This is the most misunderstood Press driven "tag" in perhaps the history of sports. Does he have a huge ego? Yes...why wouldn't he...he is a Hall of Fame football player. He had a far different upbringing than most of the posters here, I am certain. He didn't have anyone else to pick him up like most of us had. Ask his players...by a FAR spoken majority, they will preach of a player that has improved their team and their individual game. Ask his coaches...the great Bill Parcells will testify that he has *never* had a player give *more* than T.O. *on* the field of play. The guy has blocked as well as a lanky WR can, and you'd be hard pressed to find a play where he just decided to not get involved as a decoy for his teammates. (Randy Moss comes to mind as having failed in this arena) Has T.O. been a distraction to most of his teams? Certainly. But we should ask ourselves whether or not it was a product of the constant "good press" harrassment of many a guilty sell-out talking head of the Press itself. I know one thing; while players like A Haynesworth pick up their check each week and sit on the sidelines sucking up Gatorade and wolfing down Angus 4 LB burgers like a lazy spectator...Terrell Owens is gasping, filming, flying to the Orient for stem cell options...well, doing anything he can so that he can once again line up and run a fly pattern. Sure he loves the spotlight...it's what has followed him his entire life. It's not the money he needs...he is a wealthy person who has invested well... it's his purpose.  Good luck T.O. I'd fall short of calling you, such an enigmatic pain in the neck opponent, one of my favorite athletes, but I *will* miss you on the gridiron. God bless your heart and endless desire to out-jump some CB that watched you on TV when you broke into this league while he was just a child. I'm thinking you'd be good for a few more rants, locker room rifts, and yes...some TD's on ESPN. -L


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