Tag:Terrell Owens
Posted on: October 26, 2011 3:24 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2011 3:30 pm

Terrell Owens offered $400 per week AFL job

How the mighty have fallen: the Arena Football League, specifically the Chicago Rush, have made Terrell Owens a contract offer. No, this is not a joke.

A spokeswoman for the team told me the offer was the standard Areana League contract: $400 per week.

Now, this is a total grandstanding move and Owens would never play in the AFL but it's damn smart of the AFL to make the offer and then publicize it. Damn smart. It'll never work but you can't blam them for trying.

Remember, Owens was once one of the highest paid players in the NFL making tens of millions.

Now, he's being offered the football equivalent of sub-standard wages. Wow.

Again, how the mighty have fallen.
Category: NFL
Posted on: October 6, 2011 6:52 am

The Daily Shoutout: Good luck, Terrell Owens

OPENING HIT: You're gonna' need it.

Owens told Stephen A. Smith he'd be ready to play this month as Owens continues to recover from repairing his shredded ACL. Good luck, seriously. Because to me, and to many others in the sport, including general managers and coaches I've interviewed, few people think you'll be an effective football player ever again.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they're wrong. Owens is a terrific pain in the ass but he has a great deal of heart. He's one of the toughest players I've ever been around. The problem for Owens is that while last year he was solid it was easy to see he was quickly deteriorating. The things that made Owens great -- his power being the main one -- are all but gone.

Now, he's recovering from a torn ACL. So he was slow last year (though productive) and he's coming off major knee surgery. Not sure I'm liking those odds.

This doesn't mean some team won't take a chance. Teams won't be lining up around the block to sign him but someone will be interested. One team that makes sense: San Diego. Maybe Baltimore.

But no matter where he ends up the odds are long. Even for a great one like Owens.
Category: NFL
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