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??What was the knock on T.O ??

Coming out of college what was the knock on T.O. We got him in the 3rd round a steal if u ask me. the guy now has over 150 career Td's .
He was a small-school player who had yet to prove that he could have big games and put up big numbers against higher quality opponents.
This should be in Niner Talk and not in the eight other Owens threads in NFL talk.
Well according to some posters on this site and football experts, his college wasn't known for producing Hall of Fame wide receivers so he automatically receives a 4th round grade. Plus he didn't run a 4.3 forty
Watching this guys' career and his antics ...


I really think some Balco stuff was involved.

It would explain alot.
Small school prospect.

I think he didn't start playing football until his senior year in high school. Plus he played basketball and ran track at Tennessee Chattanooga.

He's also not really a natural pass catcher and never had great hands.

He also didn't really learn his work ethic until he joined the 49ers and learned from the best in Jerry.
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Originally posted by TonyStarks:
Watching this guys' career and his antics ...


I really think some Balco stuff was involved.

It would explain alot.


What's your basis?
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
Watching this guys' career and his antics ...


I really think some Balco stuff was involved.

It would explain alot.

Yes, it would. The thought had never crossed my mind to be honest with you.

But it does make sense.

Oh -- and in answer to the original poster -- he wasn't highly rated coming out of college. Plus, even back then, he had a "tude" problem.

[ Edited by billbird2111 on Feb 2, 2011 at 17:53:21 ]
Originally posted by DesiDez:
Small school prospect.

I think he didn't start playing football until his senior year in high school. Plus he played basketball and ran track at Tennessee Chattanooga.

He's also not really a natural pass catcher and never had great hands.

He also didn't really learn his work ethic until he joined the 49ers and learned from the best in Jerry.

Do you guys remember how Jerry even mentioned T.O. in his speech at the 49er Hall of Fame ceremony. Funny how he apologized for T.O.

T.O. was always one of my favorites, but he really did a 180 and when he got big so did his head and ego. Too bad.

Sticking to the thread topic though: I agree. Small school and didn't have hands.
Originally posted by billbird2111:
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
Watching this guys' career and his antics ...


I really think some Balco stuff was involved.

It would explain alot.

Yes, it would. The thought had never crossed my mind to be honest with you.

But it does make sense.

Oh -- and in answer to the original poster -- he wasn't highly rated coming out of college. Plus, even back then, he had a "tude" problem.

He was humble when we first drafted him... Then the day of rices finally game as a niner, They let T.O. break his record and that was it, t.o. then thinks he's the GOAT!
Originally posted by 94605NiNer:
Coming out of college what was the knock on T.O. We got him in the 3rd round a steal if u ask me. the guy now has over 150 career Td's .

I think a HOF in the 3rd round is a steal in everyone's opinion
He was a humble, good natured kid, but with marginal athletic abilities.
Originally posted by HaiGuise:
He was a humble, good natured kid, but with marginal athletic abilities.



Marginal? Really?
He ran a 4.6 forty and he came from a small school.
Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
Originally posted by billbird2111:
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
Watching this guys' career and his antics ...


I really think some Balco stuff was involved.

It would explain alot.

Yes, it would. The thought had never crossed my mind to be honest with you.

But it does make sense.

Oh -- and in answer to the original poster -- he wasn't highly rated coming out of college. Plus, even back then, he had a "tude" problem.

He was humble when we first drafted him... Then the day of rices finally game as a niner, They let T.O. break his record and that was it, t.o. then thinks he's the GOAT!

T.O. didn't break Rice's record. The record had been held by Tom Fears. And really, it was Terell Owens that did that. "T.O." was more after the playoff game against Green Bay, and that was when the attitude really started.