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October 26, 2011

No Teams Attend Terrell Owens Workout: Former San Francisco/Philadelphia/Dallas/Buffalo/Cincinnati wide receiver Terrell Owens held an open workout Tuesday in California but no NFL team showed up. The NFL Network crew sent to broadcast the event charitably suggested teams are hiding their interest by watching on TV. "I only need one team," said the 38-year-old receiver, who had surgery for a torn ACL in April. "I only need one chance."

posted by rcade to football at 08:45 AM - 11 comments

Not many teams in the market for a receiver who has suffered a torn ACL, let alone a receiver with TO's well documented issues.

Interestingly it was because of TO that the 49ers jettisoned Jerry Rice, the only receiver who successfully recovered from an ACL tear. Rice continued to be the best receiver in the game and lead the Raiders to playoff success and a Superbowl appearance while TO played the lead role in the freefall of the 49ers before moving on to both underachieve and kill team chemistry in both Philly and Dallas.

There's a lesson in there - never trade class for an ass no matter how much potential the ass may have.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:53 AM on October 26

the only receiver who successfully recovered from an ACL tear.

Wes Welker on Line 1 for you. I think you're misreading the lack of NFL scouts at what promised to be a media circus as a lack of interest on the part of NFL teams. He may well wind up on a team, but yesterday's "workout" was nothing more than another play-date in ESPN & Drew Rosenhaus' continuing mutual masturbation relationship.

posted by yerfatma at 11:20 AM on October 26

The NFL Network is extremely well-supported by NFL teams, who put cameras right outside locker rooms and give the network the best access. Why would teams object to a media circus created by their own network? I don't get how this tryout was such a flop.

posted by rcade at 11:28 AM on October 26

A lot can be said about TO's time in Philly, but he did not underachieve. In fact, as an Eagle he showed how well he can play after recovering from a significant leg injury. Of course, that was a much younger TO.

posted by cl at 12:02 PM on October 26

Rice continued to be the best receiver in the game and lead the Raiders to playoff success and a Superbowl appearance while TO played the lead role in the freefall of the 49ers before moving on to both underachieve and kill team chemistry in both Philly and Dallas.

Other then the Kill team chemistry part, this is crazy talk.

posted by tron7 at 01:32 PM on October 26

A while back, I came to the realization that Owens was a pathetic soul, so I quit chafing about him. It's Rosenhaus that I want to see sequestered.

This latest episode reminds me of Geraldo and Al Capone's vault. Empty shit, baby.

posted by beaverboard at 01:56 PM on October 26

Rice continued to be the best receiver in the game and lead the Raiders to playoff success and a Superbowl appearance while TO played the lead role in the freefall of the 49ers before moving on to both underachieve and kill team chemistry in both Philly and Dallas.

How many Super Bowls did the Raiders win with Rice? And the Eagles with T.O.? How many apearances did they each make? Was Rice the #1 receiver on that Raiders team, or closer to #3?

Attributing the free fall of the 49ers to TO is ludicrous. DiBartolo and Policy had long before mortgaged that team's future to win in the 90's. The guy may or may not be a killer of chemistry, but the 49ers teams that he played on toward the end of his time there were missing a hell of a lot more than chemistry.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:10 PM on October 26

Why would teams object to a media circus created by their own network?

You've lost me-- wasn't this an ESPN joint?

posted by yerfatma at 02:48 PM on October 26

You've lost me-- wasn't this an ESPN joint?

It was broadcast live on the NFL Network.

posted by rcade at 02:55 PM on October 26

Why would teams object to a media circus created by their own network?

Do you like the marketing department where you work?

Okay, maybe not a good example if you're in the marketing department, but you take my meaning, I hope -- just because they (meaning the coaches and personnel chiefs at the various teams) are part of this uber-confederation called the NFL, doesn't mean that they want to do their jobs through events structured by said uber-confederation.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 03:39 PM on October 26

Why would they need to attend in person anyway? Surely there is footage available for careful review. Who needs the hassle of showing up for the cameras?

posted by feloniousmonk at 04:03 AM on October 27

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