Terrell Owens is on a mission. Constantly harassed by the press, the outspoken wide receiver who the Dallas Cowboys released today attended a voluntary work-out with his new team, the Buffalo Bills in frigid western New York.
According to ESPN in this article, Owens said he had no plans of attending any Bills workouts unless they were mandatory. None are, but he surprised the masses when he went today.
There’s one thing for which you cannot criticize Terrell Owens. He loves the game of football, and he practices hard. This makes your defense better—at least it should—and it helps younger guys who will find Owens’ love of the game contagious.
He wants to win. We all are competitors. We all want to win. But the problem with Owens is, when things are not going his way, when the team for which he plays does not win games, the press comes after him and he loses his cool. If Terrell Owens could just play football, he might be able to do something for his team. But that’s not all Terrell Owens will do for the Bills. He very well may end up dividing players and chemistry because he openly complains about not getting the ball. And when you do get him the ball, there will always be key situations in which he’ll drop that pass. Usually, it’s when the Cowboys are down by 10 points and they need a big catch to pump the team up–that’s when Owens will drop it.
There’s no use crying over spilled milk. He’s gone. The Cowboys are left with Roy Williams, Jason Witten, Patrick Crayton, Miles Austin and Martellus Bennett as the primary receivers for Jason Garrett’s offense.
Gotta love this little ESPN jab:
Even though Owens is entering his 14th pro season, pundits and fans were disappointed with his decision. Players who switch teams or are playing under new coaches generally make it a point to attend voluntary workouts for the sake of team chemistry.
Who wants to do the study on big-name players who change teams after 14 season who attend voluntary workouts. We’ll lower the number to 12 years and up. Who does it?
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