As if all the other warning signs weren’t enough here is absolute proof that Terrell Owens is done playing in the NFL.
It seems like every year we reach that point in the offseason where the T.O. to Oakland rumors start swirling. Equal parts journalistic laziness and general boredom, these rumors always ends the same way as being untrue and completely unfounded.
This offseason it was Owens popping up in picture having worked out with Carson Palmer and a few Raider receivers that sparked a minor T.O. to Oakland discussion. But even then it was quickly quieted when Palmer talked up his young receivers and the football world finally came to its senses after Owens drew no interest from any NFL franchise last season.
So, if you’re Terrell Owens and you’ve finally reached that point in your life when nobody cares anymore what do you do?
Why, start your own T.O. to Oakland rumor of course.
Over the weekend PFT reported that Owens gave an interview that will air today in which he expresses his delusional desire to play for the Raiders. As if that weren’t desperate enough for you Owens also states he’d like to return to the 49ers.
Good luck on both fronts, Terrell.
If Hue Jackson wasn’t willing to roll the dice on T.O. then you know there isn’t a Tim Tebow’s chance in an accuracy competition that Reggie McKenzie will come calling. I’m obviously no 9ers fans but I’m thinking that would be a ditto for their sentiments as well.
If Owens wasn’t such a massive douche this last ditch move of desperation might be tragic. Instead it’s just pathetic. Dude clearly doesn’t want to accept that fact that it’s over.
Hey, Owens, here’s the biggest hint you’re going to get that your career is on the Philip Michael Thomas scrapheap – the Raiders would rather have Eddie McGee on the scout team than you on the active roster. Let that sink in.