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Bledsoe-On Missing T.O.

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Canadian BoyzFan, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. Canadian BoyzFan

    Canadian BoyzFan Active Member

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    I know that T.O. got upset when McNabb said the Eagles would be fine without him. I am pretty sure I read something about Bledsoe saying we will definetly miss T.O.

    Can anyone confirm this or provide the article.
  2. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    You have to say stuff like this in order to keep him happy. Nobody wants to see him get a fit over a comment, so just keep being a kISS'*** and we should be ok:D
  3. TEK2000

    TEK2000 New Member

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    That is what was reported following the Washington game. Drew Bledsoe is always the gentleman.
  4. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    It was Terrence Newman that made the comment about winning without TO...not Bledsoe. Big difference IMO.
  5. Canadian BoyzFan

    Canadian BoyzFan Active Member

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    I found it....never mind.


    Time for Plan B

    T.O. might not be out as long as feared, but the Cowboys are making backup plans

    By MAC ENGEL

    STAR-TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER


    IRVING -- Terrell Owens underwent successful surgery on his right hand Monday afternoon.

    Three screws and a plate were inserted to repair the broken ring finger he suffered in the Cowboys' 27-10 victory against the Redskins on Sunday night.

    "[The plate] pretty much fixes it," Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said. "It's a question of what you can do once they put that in there. It's not going anywhere. You're not going to displace it again, so it's just a question of can you get it functional."

    There is no new timetable for Owens' return. As of Sunday night, it was two to four weeks, and Parcells wasn't guessing when Owens would come back. With the Cowboys in the start of their bye week, there is no need to push it.

    If Owens can function with the plate, he may not miss a game. Parcells said he could not recall having a receiver play with that injury.

    Right now, the early thought is Owens will miss the Cowboys' next game, Oct. 1 in Tennessee against the 0-2 Titans.

    And that he will return in time to play the following week's game: Oct. 8, in Philadelphia.

    "No, that wouldn't shock me," one Cowboy official said with a smile.

    Owens has made no secret of his desire to play against the Eagles, and in Philadelphia. It's a nationally televised game on FOX, and it will be his first game in Philly since he became persona non grata there.

    Parcells said he was unaware of Owens' condition until late in the game, when his receiver was walking to the locker room with team trainers. Owens caught three passes in the game, but dropped four.

    While not singling out Owens in a game where Cowboys receivers dropped eight passes, Parcells said he didn't believe the injury was to blame for Owens' drops.

    With Owens out of the lineup, even if for only a short while, the Cowboys will be forced to pick from a crop of unproven players behind Owens to play alongside Terry Glenn.

    Either Patrick Crayton, Sam Hurd and Jamaica Rector will start in place of Owens. Neither Hurd nor Rector has caught a pass in an NFL regular-season game.

    "It's certainly a concern because I don't have a lot of veteran experience there," Parcells said. "It is a little less bothersome because I've seen the development of some of these kids."

    The Cowboys knew since the start of training camp that such a scenario could be a problem.

    Between 2000 and 2004, Owens missed six regular-season games because of various injuries. He missed at least one game because of an injury from '02 through '04. It's not uncommon for a 32-year-old receiver to be a little more prone to an injury, or two.

    It's one of the reasons why the Cowboys tried out several receivers during training camp. But they eventually decided to go with what they have.

    Unfortunately, no one presents the physical matchup problems Owens does. No one commands two defenders nearly every play.

    So now Glenn will. The Cowboys will do their best to move him around to keep him effective, but defenses are likely to concentrate on him.

    "That's a blow to the team, for sure," Cowboys quarterback Drew Bledsoe said Owens' injury Sunday night. "He's a guy that's a playmaker for us. But we'll have to step up and compensate for that until he gets back."

    Expect tight ends Jason Witten and Anthony Fasano to see more passes. Running back Marion Barber, too.

    The timing of the injury isn't bad in the sense that the Cowboys' bye is this week.

    The timing of the injury is bad in the sense that Owens appeared to be integrating well into the offense, and with his new teammates.

    Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman said Owens addressed the team Sunday morning and in the locker room before the game.

    After missing nearly all of training camp and the first three preseason games because of a sore hamstring, Owens was just about caught up.

    "We won ballgames without T.O. before he was here," Newman said. "It just allows somebody to step up and get a chance make some plays."
    dallascowboys.com

    Moving on
    Wide receiver Terrell Owens fractured the fourth metacarpal in his right hand against Washington on Sunday. Coach Bill Parcells said the Cowboys will pick up the slack with players already on the roster to play opposite Terry Glenn.
  6. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    To lose anyone on your team, especially a talent like TO is crushing. You can win yeah, but players like that give you an extra edge over other teams..

    And I don't think it's to harsh to say (and this goes for any player) we're really going to miss you, you were a serious blessing to this team.
  7. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    when did newman mak this comment?
  8. COWBOYSNUM1

    COWBOYSNUM1 Active Member

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    I don't know, but I do remember reading is somewhere.
  9. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    I'd be more impressed if they had won ballgames with TO before he was here.
  10. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    gotta keep the diva happy, so the team stays happy
  11. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Umm... In this article. Check near the bottom. ;)
  12. Waffle

    Waffle Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

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    I guess Newman didn't get the memo. :)
  13. huncher

    huncher New Member

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    Yeah i want T.O. to play so he gets the double coverage and let Glenn and Witten get all the catches. Piss on T.O.
  14. Grevus

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    I don't think Bledsoe was kissing *** that much. Actually, he's playing is very smart. Let's face it, the boys have a much better chance of winning with TO then without him. Especially with a happy TO.

    Will he be missed, only a moron would think he won't. With TO in the game, Glenn has more one on one coverage. Whether he a jerk or not, he's still one of the best, if not the best WR in the game. I'm glad he's on the cowboys. Imagine if he was still on the Eagles, or on the Giants or Skins. Bottom line, I really don't care who has to kiss his ***. Keep him happy. I want to win.

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