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Sitcom-shopping Owens 'back before they expect'

Posted on: July 6, 2011 1:53 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2011 2:11 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Last we left Terrell Owens, he had undergone surgery to repair an ACL injury and was expected to miss about six months of not-yet-guaranteed NFL action.

And despite agent Drew Rosenhaus' claims to the contrary, retirement seemed like a very realistic option for the enigmatic wide receiver.

But Soo Youn of The Daily recently caught up with Owens, and the wide receiver, speaking publicly for the first time since the reported injury, said he'll be back "before they expect."

"I'm rehabbing to get it back to full strength," Owens said.

Owens also said that he wants to join a team "that has a high chance of winning the Super Bowl" (back-to-back years with the Bills and Bengals will do that to you) and that -- surprise, surprise! -- he's currently shopping a sitcom about his life.

"It’s loosely based on my life and my career. I have four kids by three different moms," Owens said. "It will showcase my skills as an actor, which is something I want to do after football."

The sitcom, which will apparently be called "8 & 1" and feature Owens playing a football star named "Terrell O'Neal," hasn't been picked up yet, though it's got a reasonably strong name attached in former "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" writer Courtney Parker.

Of the whole interview though, the most interesting quote comes when Owens discusses his perception in the public.

"A lot of people have the perception that I’m arrogant, I’m difficult to get along with, that I’ve disrupted a lot of teams,” Owens said. “It’s hard to dispel the stuff the media puts out and it’s a never-ending battle."

Owens was speaking to the difficulty of finding another team to sign him, but he inadvertently commented perfectly on his legacy as a football player.

Without his attitude, there's little question he's a Hall-of-Famer; add all the off-field antics into the mix and there's a legitimate question as to whether he'll be a first-ballot entry to Canton.

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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2011 9:56 am

Sitcom-shopping Owens 'back before they expect'

so what off-field antics?
Maybe he is referring to T.O.'s off the field comments about quarterbacks he has played with or the "was it or wasn't it a suicide attempt" fiasco.

I agree T.O. has not been a law breaker but he does have some emotional baggage.  T.O. was a great receiver and he worked hard.

I will not be watching his show if it makes it on TV.

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2011 11:17 pm

Sitcom-shopping Owens 'back before they expect'

Come on, Chevy.  Rod Smith?  James Lofton?  You are gonna put those guys ahead of T.O.  They were 'better than average' receivers that benefitted from being on passing teams.  None of the guys on your list could dominate a game like T.O. has.  He is the prototype BIG wide receiver that almost all of the teams in this copycat league are trying to develop.  His antics may turn you off (I found him very entertaining, especially the day Emmitt Smith chased after him and tackled him for showboating on the Dallas Cowboy emblem at midfield).  And you mentioning Don Hutson is a joke.  He couldn't even make a roster in today's NFL.  Neither could most of the 60's hall of fame Green Bay Packers like 270lb offensive tackle Forrest Gregg.  It's a different game.  Bigger, stronger and much faster.  I do love your enthusiasm though.

Since: Apr 18, 2011
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:54 pm

Sitcom-shopping Owens 'back before they expect'

I'm sorry, but when looking at TO and his on the field abilities, he is definitely in the top 10 all time.

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:33 pm

Sitcom-shopping Owens 'back before they expect'

"Maybe a tool but second best wr of all time and do not include randy moss he only plays when getting the ball"

Don Hutson, Cris Carter, Wes Chandler, James Lofton, Andre Reed Rod Smith.There are just a few better than Owens, he would be lucky to be in the top 10 of the "Best" of ALL Time. People use this "Best" of way too often, and so often for clowns that aren`t even in the top 10, or 20, or 30...

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: July 6, 2011 8:23 pm

Sitcom-shopping Owens 'back before they expect'

And the best name for his show.... "Owens the Overrated", or maybe "Has Been, T.O."

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