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Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

Posted on: February 26, 2012 2:56 am
Edited on: February 26, 2012 2:58 am
 
Posted by Eye on Football staff

Terrell Owens, looking to get back into pro football, did just that Saturday night in his debut for the Allen (Texas) Wranglers of the Indoor Football League, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Owens caught three passes for 49 yards and three touchdowns in Allen's 50-30 opening victory at home over the Wichita Wild.

“I think I did all right,” Owens told the Morning News. “I’m just really trying to keep myself in shape for the most part. I feel like I’m healthy enough to play football. There’s not anything that I can’t do.”

The 38-year-old was on the field for 38 plays and was targeted five times in front of a crowd of 5,711. Wranglers owner Jon Frankel told the Morning News that the crowd was larger than the total home attendance for the 2011 season.

Owens hasn’t caught a pass in an NFL game since Dec. 12, 2010 and is using the IFL club as a hopeful springboard to an NFL tryout. He possesses an opt-out clause, in case an NFL franchise offers him a contract. However, after having a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee repaired last year, he hasn’t received much interest from NFL teams.

Facing some press and man-to-man coverage, Owens did not catch a pass in the third or fourth quarters.

 

Comments

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 1:54 pm
 

Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

lol at reverand g.  i hope you don't think you're funny, clever, or intelligent because that rant of yours proved otherwise. 



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 1:31 pm
 

Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

T.O. has his sights set on the TouchDown record: he doesn't care how or where the TD's happen, he just wants more TD's than anybody else has. If given the opportunity, he may accomplish what would be a great feat. The TD record would be the icing on the cake of his great career. 



Since: Jul 5, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:54 pm
 

Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

How can you not blame the Texas Wranglers for giving him a shot.  The report says they drew more attendence last night than they did all of last season.  What was their attendence average???  500 people??? 

With three catches and three TD's, at least TO is a fan pleaser.  After living in TX for five years, I can say this...Those Texans love their football!  This is a good chance for TO to make it back to the NFL.  Its a great chance for him to get into some sort of playing shape.  Who can blame him for trying and getting another big league paycheck.  I could see a team taking a chance on him just as the Wranglers have.  It will be interesting if he gets picked up somewhere! 



Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:51 pm
 

Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

If it is such a worthless article why did you take your precious time to read it and then comment on it?  Some people just like to bitch and moan.



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 12:30 pm
 

Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

Slow news day, huh?



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:50 am
 

Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

The last time I checked the AFL was a professional sports league. Yet there's virtually no coverage for the AFL on CBS. Then a dirt bag like Owens signs a contract and voila, an article, but it's only about the egomaniac. Nothing about the game or any other player etc. Either cover the entire AFL and all of their teams or drop the TO AFL new bites. You can't have it both ways CBS. If you don't find the AFL relavaent, then TO's TD catches are not relavant.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:58 am
 

Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

And you call yourself a reverand?  What happened to being tolerant of others when their point of view does not match yours?  Guess you missed out on that one.  I couldn't care less if T.O. plays another down or not.  He was great and yes, he was toxic in locker rooms.  What I hope to never see again is a mindless posting by someone who obviously lacks the intelligence to get his point acrosss without name calling.  Way to go "Rev".



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:51 am
 

Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

He is a total loser.  He needs to become a car saleman somewhere!



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:50 am
 

Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

Lot of hate for TO, but he has never been in trouble off the field, and you never have to question his work ethic or how hard he plays.



Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:49 am
 

Owens catches 3 TD passes in IFL debut

Ditto!  (Must be a slow day for news!)


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