Originally Posted by Ness
I like how you left out the comment where Owens thought Garcia was ***, which was of course, a lie.
McNabb got tired in the Super Bowl. Sure. Again, why is going to the media blabbering about it a necessity? Again, how is this helping the team?
Romo proved that Owens was expendable. And the notion that he and Witten teamed up to alienate Owens in the passing game was just an excuse Owens used because he felt like he wasn't getting the ball enough. Simply put, he was bitching.
Cincinnati struggled sure. Maybe the coaches were at fault. Maybe it was just a lack of execution on the players part. Marvin Lewis could have said the same thing, but he didn't. Why? Because how would that help the team.
And believe it or not on the field performance can be effected by the smallest things. If someone at your workplace is putting you on blast and telling everyone else in the building that you aren't very good and you get wind of it, it's probably not going to help your focus while you are doing your task. If that person truly feels that way and that person's performance is getting in the way of doing their own job they can go to a superior and talk about it behind closed doors. How is telling the entire nation going to help matters? Oh yeah, it's not. And this is why Owens is on his 100th team now.
How the hell do you know this for sure? lol
I left it out because it has nothing to do with football.
Clearly TO is somewhat of an asshole - no one is disputing that. But his critique on football stuff has been pretty on point. You blame the Bengals players but Palmer and TO blame the coaches/organization. I'd side with the NFL vets here.
You are sure that his antics DESTROY locker rooms and careers. I'm saying that's what the media wants you to believe, and is probably overblown.
He went to the Super Bowl with Philly and had a pretty damn good career. Even through all of his BS, he put up HOF numbers and helped his teams win a lot of games.
If he's able to fracture the Seahawks locker room, then there was something wrong with the lockerroom to begin with. That's what I'm saying.
'Locker room cancer' is a made up idea. Santonio Holmes is a complete dick but was THE driving force in a Super Bowl win. There are always going to be things going on in the locker room but as long as there's a structure in place of established leaders and vets, no small conflicts will actually bleed on the field. Guys probably feel like TO did all the time on every team - they just don't have microphones in their faces as soon as they could possibly be upset.