The one thing I like about Terrell Owens is even though he continues to burn bridges on every team he plays for, his assessment of the teams are usually spot on.
Unfortunately because he doesn’t have media protection he gets blasted for his honesty. Owens comments about the Bengals are no different that what Carson Palmer is subliminally saying, it is just Owens has no tact.
“You start with the head coach, and then you start with the staff on both sides of the ball,” Owens said on NFL Network’s Total Access. “Offensively, we really didn’t have the coaching that we really needed to muster what we had on the offensive side of the ball.”
“I’ve made a comment about if you’re trying to win some championships, it starts from the top down,” Owens said. “[Sapp] mentioned Mike Brown; I think even before I got there, they said the owner was a little different. Obviously, I saw that.”
“Obviously if you have your franchise quarterback who is supposed to be that guy for your team trying to get out of there, that’s kind of telling the organization something, and that’s telling a lot of people out there something as well,” Owens said.
The one problem that Owens has, is that he never preface his comments by taking any of the blame himself. He may not honestly believe he is to blame, so he feels no need to say it.
But when are talking about team sports, win as a team, lose as a team. The players are to blame as well, even if the coaches and front office is incompetent.
Owens has Bart Simpson disease every time something goes bad he says.
“It wasn’t me.”
Sometimes it isn’t, sometimes he does have something to do with it, but what he fails to realize is that the other teams in the NFL see this and wonder if he is worth the trouble.
There is a reason only the Bengals offered him a contract last season.