Sunday, August 14, 2005

T.O. checks out the Falcons in ATL


There was a Terrell Owens sighting at Saturday's preseason game between the Falcons and the Baltimore Ravens in Atlanta. Owens sat in the stands, so at least he wasn't parading along the sidelines during the game, but he wasn't wearing camouflage or noise-cancelling headphones while taking in the action.

(We especially like the expression on the face of the young girl sitting behind T.O.)

Interesting game for him to attend, and not just because he previously said he was going to the Bahamas for a "vacation" after being suspended for one week after an altercation with Eagles coach Andy Reid on Wednesday.

Before training camp, and in the midst of his media campaign to try and get the Eagles to renegotiate his "unfair" 7-year, $49 million contract after just one year, Owens told an Atlanta television station he wouldn't mind playing with Michael Vick and the Falcons. And the Ravens were the team Owens spurned in 2004 to help force a trade to the Eagles after the 49ers dealt him to Baltimore.

Of course, when he's not winning friends and influencing people in Philadelphia, or his in-season digs in nearby Moorestown, N.J., Owens resides in a posh suburb of Atlanta. So maybe he just found himself hungry for some football after touching down in the Peachtree city.

22 Comments:

At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the look on the face of the girl behind him...that's what we think, too.

 
At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the new look of this blog. Alot easier on the eyes.

 
At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's just playing head games
when it counts he'll be there

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger RW said...

this guy is mentally ill, needs thereapy bad

 
At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

remember he only played in the super bowl for his fans and the team! not himself!!!!!!!!!!!!
key word HIMSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I was the Eagles I would NOT cut him but would NOT play him the whole year. Let him waste an entire year of his career for being childish. After 2 or 3 weeks into the season, everyone will be tired of him and you won't hear about it anymore.

 
At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm a lifelong skin's fan who has a great respect for the eagles organization & what they've accomplished & how they conduct business. we had a guy who was a bit out there too. his name is john riggins. he sat out a yr. in a contract dispute w/the skin's, but never aired out his problems w/the team publicly. he came back & helped us win our 1st super bowl. owens is a cancer to your team & to the league--period! he should be deactivated w/o his salary just like the bucs did to keyshawn. we didn't hear johnson's loud mouth all last yr., did we?!

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if he thinks he will find his way to the falcons this year he is crazy. falcons are one of the few teams that the eagles demands for return would be very high. that said, i might make a warrick dunn for TO trade. lets face it, the RB is more importatnt than the WR for them.

 
At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Owens wants to go to Atlanta really badly. I hope the Eagles do NOT trade him, refuse to cut him, and refuse to play him. Just let him rot.

 
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At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever, if he criticizes the play of Garcia(a pro bowler while in SF) and McNabb-he will get tired of Vick after one practice.

 
At 12:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I found out that my counterparts at other companies make more than me. I am going to tell my boss that I want to renegotiate my "unfair" salary.

Trade him to the Raiders and let him play alongside Randy Moss. He can pull out the Sharpie and Moss can pull down his pants and they can have fun in the endzone together.

 
At 12:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to see TO sent to play with Garcia....what sweet revenge would that be for the Eagles? The guy is psychotic and needs some serious help.

 
At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note to the Eagles, pay TO, play in the Super Bowl, don't pay TO, play in the snow.

 
At 10:06 AM, Anonymous 49erphil said...

Atlanta ....oh I'm sure Greg Knapp wants t.o. (cap.s not used intentionally) back.The NFL had better stop it now or there is going to be a lot more t.o."s

 
At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed. The NFL ought to let the Eagles rough this busta up or there'll be alot of other "unhappy" players.

 
At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Lurie & Co can take the $1000 bills out of their ears for a minute and realize that without T.O. Detroit is Mission: Impossible. Now they play high & mighty and feel good they fleeced a guy with a bad contract, when in reality, they need to do SOMEthing. And for every fan that says "don't pay him" I'll be curious to hear their opinions by week 3 when they have no pass plays for more than 6 yds!!

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger Bryan said...

You never see the window shutting until it's already closed. Just ask Billy King. The Eagles have been to the NFC title game for four years going. I’ve said it many times, but there comes a time when common sense must prevail over corporate ethos. How many teams in history have advanced to their conference title game five years straight? Six?

This was a package deal from the start. Anybody who didn't think an Owens blow-up was conceivable is oblivious to reality. The writing was on the wall, man. They were right.

I keep hearing that the Eagles are a great team with or without Owens, and it’s true. We could even win a Superbowl without him. But if we're a great team without Owens, we’re all-time great with him. I'm talking multiple-Hall-of-Famers-on-the-same-side-of-the-ball great. Why leave anything to chance?

Owens will be in uniform for Week 1. Barring injury, he will score at least 10 touchdowns this season. Chances are, the same people that are defecating upon their No. 81 midnight green jerseys Tuesday afternoon will be buying new ones when the team wins six out of their first eight. So keep it in proper perspective, Philly fans. No, we don’t need this guy. But we could really use him -- and never more than after Todd Pinkston’s season-ending injury.

My question is, when did camaraderie become the new talent? Maybe he’s not a model citizen, but he’s a model wide receiver. I mean, the guy broke every relevant single-season franchise record at his position. Remember, this is no longer about getting to the playoffs. It’s no longer about winning the division. It’s no longer about winning a playoff game. And, believe it or not, it’s not even about winning the NFC title game. It’s about winning the Superbowl, plain and simple. Nothing matters before that. Owens gives this team the best chance to beat the New England Patriots (or whoever would dethrone them). And until I see T.O.'s behavior undermine the team’s on-field performance, I’m behind the guy.

It comes down to which gamble you want to take, whether you want to ensure talent or chemistry. And in a town where the former, historically, has rarely been an option, I'm taking the talent.

Every Philly fan wants that championship, but too many want it on their own terms, for our heroes to reflect and coexist with our town's blue-collar values. I'm done with that. If dealing with an outspoken malcontent is the price of winning this city’s first title in 22 years then, my friends, that's a bargain.

 
At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next Year, the Eagles are due to pay T.O. 8 million dollars. T.O. will be 33. If you know your history then you know what happens to players in their thirties within this organization, the are CUT!!! I can garuntee you if the Eagles win the Super Bowl with T.O. this year, even withought this incident, they were going to cut him anyway. And they would have used the old "For salary cap reasons" to do so.

T.O. knows this, so why not get as much money as he can now?

THE EAGLES KNOW THIS TOO!!

SO JUST PAY THE MAN AND LETS WIN THE SUPERBOWL!!!

 
At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turns out T.O. really does have B.O.

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous O-Town Phan said...

Can you just imagine TO as a Falcon and "allowing" Michael Vick's running plays to go on past 1 game?! Yes, the man is a cancer to the organization but cutting it out could be costly- in more ways than one. The NFL has become a very complex business and the Eagles are one of the most efficient and sucessful. We've had a few close calls in recent years, never getting to the Super Bowl, then getting there and losing.....you just have to wonder how muck luck is left without marque people to catch the ball? Do the Eagles have enough talent in the youger players to develope a superstar quick enough to compliment Donovan next year? I say let TO play this year and then feed him to the wolves in the league....we should get a great trade, lots of money and let some other team buy a ton of Pepto and Excederin.

 

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