Terrell Owens has thrust himself back into the spotlight after tweeting on Monday night during the New York Jets game against the Houston Texans that he was available and that the Jets should sign him.
After not getting the answer he was hoping for and getting called “desperate” among many other things in the process, Owens is firing back during an appearance on Canada’s TSN.
“I’ve read a lot of the tweets and everybody’s saying oh I’m desperate, blah blah blah, I’m begging for a job,” Owens said. “But it’s not begging for a job when you know that you can still play at a high level given the opportunity. When you have a defensive back [Antonio Cromartie] playing offense and running routes, then I think that’s more desperate than my actual tweet itself.”
It is no secret the Jets are thin at receiver after losing Santonio Holmes for the season and Stephen Hill battling hamstring issues after his huge NFL debut in Week 1. But I don’t think the Jets are that desperate to bring in a 38-year-old receiver who hasn’t played in the NFL since tearing his ACL in 2010. Owens did have a short audition with the Seattle Seahawks this year, but the Seahawks chose to go in another direction just like every other NFL team.
Owens has to understand that he is not the same receiver he was five or even three years ago. However, he just can’t understand that the NFL has passed him by. Further evidence that Owens doesn’t know what kind of player he is anymore came when he was asked who he would rather have as his quarterback, Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow.
His response was comical. “It doesn’t matter,” Owens said. “You know, as long as they throw it to me, I know I can catch it. I feel like I have the talent to go out there and help that football team.”
Obviously, Owens has forgotten how hard of a time he had holding onto footballs over the years from quarterbacks that are much better than what the Jets have to offer.
I don’t know, maybe Owens sees the drama unfolding with the Jets and he thinks he can contribute to it because I don’t think he can contribute on a football field anymore. Perhaps Owens’ mission is to actually fully implode a football team and he sees the Jets as his last shot. However, I have to say, I would be intrigued as to what nonsense would come out of his mouth in front of a New York media that would eat him alive. That could be worth the price of admission all by itself.