From NBCSports.com’s Tom Curran.
Howard Eskin of WIP in Philadelphia is reporting that Terrell Owens entered the Cowboys locker room after their 38-24 loss and roared, “Why did you guys bring me here! Why the (bleep) am I here?”
Owens, no doubt, was fuming over only catching three passes for 45 yards in the loss. By unofficial count, the Cowboys targeted Owens on 11 plays. He had three drops. Two passes intended for him were intercepted.
Amidst the soap opera nonsense, a few tiny facts should not go ignored. The Eagles did a terrific job on T.O. during the first half. Drew Bledsoe has enough trouble completing passes when he’s upright — he’s much worse when flat on his back staring at the sky. On a day the Cowboys OL was virtually Texan-esque in their poor protection of the noted Everclear enthusiast, rather than fixate on Mr. Twenty Five Million Reasons To Live, it’s worth asking if Dallas might be better team with someone slightly more mobile calling the signals. Like, say, George Wallace.
2 thoughts on “The Existential Terrell Owens.”
I’m confused, sometimes I really want to like T.O. and give him the benefit of the doubt. On other occasions I think he a self centered jerk. The rest of the time I just don’t care what the hell is going on with T.O. This whole T.O. thing is beginning to take the focus off of some really great performances in the NFL. The truth is, T.O. is not even the best receiver on his team.
In Philadelphia, T.O. had a great QB in Donovan McNabb. He got the ball constantly, had great stats and still wasn’t satisfied. I bet he’ll think back and say to himself that he really messed up a potential Hall of Fame career with his selfish antics. This guy is retarded.
The Owens circus aside, the Eagles won a very important divisional match that helped wash any residual bad taste from the fans mouth after the collapse against the Giants. The fact that Owens was a non-factor (even as a decoy) made it all the more satisfying and watching Owens alligator arm passes in the slot and throwing shitfits on the sideline made it all the more gleeful. This was looking to be another Bitter Philly Sports Moment when the Cowboys got down near the goal-line in the final minute, we Phatalistic Philly people were all thinking “Jump ball to Owens to send it into OT”, but the pass rush harried Bledsoe into another busted play. Great job from the DL and kudos to Donovan for coming up with the big plays. p.s. Fantasy team tip: Hank Baskett.