Felger & Mazz On: T.O. Becoming A Patriot?
As part of his new reality show, Terrell Owens is talking to the media, trying to find a home since he is still a free agent. Owens said that he would consider playing for the New England Patriots. Is this a good idea?
Felger: “Are you smoking crack if you want Terrell Owens, I mean seriously? Really? Don’t they already have 1 knucklehead #81 receiver? There’s some talent issues somewhere on the team, no doubt about it. But a big part of the reason last year why they struggled is they sort of lost their way. They lost their soul. They lacked tough, resilient, mentally tough, physically tough players. They lacked that last year. We all agree with it. Every player interview you heard after last year was about taking coaching, being tough mentally and all those things. They needed to get back to being a tough team. How do you address that with Terrell bleeping Owens? No, no! A thousand times no! I’ve been consistent about this. I want the Patriots to sort of stay with the philosophies and the values they’ve had back earlier in the decade.”
Massarotti: “If there’s anybody in this market that thinks T.O. is not tough, or not a competitor, they are so wrong. You need look no further than the Super Bowl. What did he have a broken leg before he came back and played? And 9 catches, or whatever it was, for 120 some odd yards? You could certainly argue he was the best player on the field that day. Owens, in that game, did win my respect as a competitor. Because unlike Moss, when you get Owens in a game, more often than not, you get what he’s got. He’ll give you his best. Now, is he a pain in the ass? They could use a receiver. They could certainly use a big play one. If the contract was minimal, fine. He would bring a level of interest to this team that, right now, might not be a bad thing. I mean, are you convinced this is a playoff team? Because I’m not.”
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