Ladies and gentlemen, let the circus begin! The Seattle Seahawks have signed future Hall of Fame receiver, Terrell Owens. As reported last night, T.O. was in Seattle today for a tryout. The soon to be 39-year-old literally ran his way into a contract… blowing away the coaching staff with a 4.4 second 40-yard dash. That is impressive for any person, especially an old man like Owens. In addition, T.O.’s size and physicality are unmatched by any of Hawks receiving core. That alone could prove to be valuable in their redzone offense. In 2010, Owens amassed almost 1000 yards on 72 catches, 9 for TDs. But as with every T.O. signing… AT WHAT COST??
Forget about his production, this guy hasn’t been liked anywhere he’s played. He’s a terror for any locker room and makes damn sure he leaves a team in worse shape than he found it. He’s also been out of the NFL for a year, which has proven to be detrimental to older players.
As much I like Pete’s desire to compete and find a good deal, I think this crosses the line. We have too many young, talented players for Owens to ruin. His poor attitude could crush the Hawks’ rebuilding efforts in one training camp. I beg you, Pete, don’t let this guy come to practice tomorrow!