Terrell Owens is having some hard conversations with himself these days. While he is still arguably one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, he’s hasn’t been with a team in a couple of years, and he said that if he doesn’t play this season, he’s hanging up his cleats.
In an interview with CBS Sports’ Mike Freeman T.O. spoke about this decision:
“If I don’t play this year, I’m retiring. That’s just me being realistic. I want to play again. I want to go out on top with a team. I think I can still play, but if I don’t sign with a team, it would be time to retire. I have to be honest with myself.”
I do agree with Terrell Owens in that I think he can still play. One of his greatest strengths has been his disciplined approach to training. That coupled with his amazing talent and skill has always made him an asset worth considering. It’s his off-field personality that’s questionable:
“I’m not chasing a dream. I can still play football. If you’re a team looking for a wide receiver and don’t think I can play, tell me why. If it’s because you don’t like me, then that’s fine, but don’t tell me I can’t still play.”
Perhaps T.O. is deserving of just one more chance to make it right–to end his career on the high note it deserves. He seems to think so:
“I haven’t been given the opportunity to go out the way I should go out.”
While his bad reputation may precede him, his talent cannot be denied. There are still some teams that need good wide-receivers and maybe they should take a look at Owens.
Is he worth it? What do you think?
Your Jersey Girlfriend,