Yeah, that was some sound advice from Terrell Owens. I mean when it comes to career choices, he's just the guy I want to consult.
And then I'd do exactly the opposite.
Owens could've been a hero in Philadelphia following Super Bowl XXXIX and might've found a home, except he followed some bad advice -- his own. He sulked and steamed and eventually boiled over when he was looking for a new contract in 2005 -- becoming so much of a distraction that coach Andy Reid did what he should have done.
He got rid of him.
First, he suspended him. Then, he sat him down for the season. Finally, he just dumped him.
Reid's message was clear: Nobody is bigger than the team. He proved it when linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, then the Eagles' leading tackler, fumed over big money in 2002, and he proved it again with Owens. if DeSean Jackson follows T.O.'s advice and sits down on the job, there is no doubt in my mind that Philadelphia will swing into action again ... and Jackson won't like it.
I mean, the record is pretty clear. If you're on board with the Eagles, doing what you're told and behaving like the professional you're supposed to be, they treat you fairly. They did with Vick. And they might have with Owens, if he hadn't pushed the envelope -- and I'm being kind there.
But, like Trotter, he couldn't wait on the Eagles, so he threw a tantrum. Essentially, he's telling Jackson to do the same thing.
My advice to Jackson: Look what it did for Owens. The guy can catch passes. He can also sabotage a career. Be careful you're not next in line.
Just what you don't need: Career advice from T.O.
Posted on: September 7, 2011 1:10 pm
Edited on: September 7, 2011 1:15 pm