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Terrell Owens: 'I'm retiring' if no team signs me in 2013

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by joseephuss, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...owens-im-retiring-if-no-team-signs-me-in-2013

    Terrell Owens: 'I'm retiring' if no team signs me in 2013

    Reality is beginning to set in for Terrell Owens. Unable to find a team interested in his services since the Seattle Seahawks released him last August, the unsigned free agent has been spending his time on the semi-pro bowling circuit.

    Now two and a half years removed from his last NFL reception, Owens says he will accept his football fate if teams continue to give him the cold shoulder.

    "If I play this year, that'd be awesome. If I don't play this year, I'm retiring," Owens told CBSSports.com. "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."
  2. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully TO and Chad Johnson see the field this year. NFL is more exciting with them. Also, Randy Moss.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    "Getch'ya paperwork ready."
  4. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I really don't understand why no team would even bring him in. Clearly, there are many teams who could use him. I still believe he could put up big numbers in this league.
  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    He's not already retired? Hasn't it been a couple seasons now without playing? It's pretty obvious that he's likely not going to get another shot in the NFL.

    The guy had a fantastic Hall of Fame worthy run. Call it a day TO.
  6. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Gotta admire the competitive spirit though.. 40 years old and still training his butt off to try and get a shot, as unlikely as he knows it must be. He could still mandhandle alot of DB's in this league right now, too.
  7. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    He's made his bed, now he has to sleep in it. The NFL verson of terminal cancer.
  8. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with a deluxe suite in the HoF, i always say.
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    The list of wide receivers who played at age 39 or older is very short. There are even fewer who produced big numbers at that age. Really only one and that was Jerry Rice. T.O. has had a great career, but he is no Jerry Rice.

    There is no reason to expect him to be able to dominate at this point. Maybe he can do a few things, but he wouldn't produce big numbers. Guys who haven't played a down in two seasons and have had to overcome a major knee injury in that time don't get better at this age. I don't care how hard he works and what kind of shape he keeps himself in, age catches up to everyone and it caught up with him.

    Age also brings a price tag. Even at a vet minimum, it would cost a team something to sign him. He just isn't worth it to most teams when every penny counts.
  10. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Except that he is like Jerry Rice in how hard he works and how he keeps himself in shape.

    I have no doubt that if he came back on a good team (the Patriots were rumored to be interested awhile back) he would do very well. He still has a 1000 yard season in him, imo.

    I understand that this isn't going to be a popular opinion because many have a strong dislike for him and because its very easy to just say he can't do it anymore or teams would try to sign him.. but that's ok. I accept that others have their own opinions about it. No biggie.
  11. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    The day he retires the headlines should read "The Cancer has gone into remission"
  12. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Because he cannot keep his mouth shut and just be productive.

    At his age his production is not worth the circus or the drama that the 40 year old diva brings.

    If he could just shut up and play he would still be in the league.
  13. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Owens may ask why, then he would have his answer.
  14. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    And there is your answer...
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Ding Ding Ding we have a winner.

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