Originally posted by Kolohe:
I was happy as hell when Terrell Owens was a 49er. Honestly I didn't blame him at times for his frustration, there were more times than not Jeff Garcia/Steve Marriucci pissed me off too. Problem is though, he (and the media didn't help either) blew his personality/antics up publicly, it also didn't help most 9er fans that he became a Cowboy thereafter.
I wish nothing but the best for Terrell Owens , hopefully we do see him redeem himself in the NFL one day.
I don't wish for bad things to happen to Terrell Owens or anyone else for that matter. He has brought everything on by himself and he didn't need the media's help. As a Niner fan, I appreciated his play, but after his head started exploding, I was continually annoyed with his behavior. It's the ultimate team game and TO's problem was that he was never a team player first. He became seduced with his own talent and it started to be all about him. And, I found this to be frustrating because the thing he really had to do is work hard on his hands - he dropped far too many passes. Even the Packers game for which we remember his amazing finish was a complete debacle - he killed drive after drive in that game with Steve Young passes clanking off of his stone hands. And later, when he started questioning Jeff Garcia's manhood, I just wanted him gone. When he publicly complained about Garcia's arm strength, I wanted someone on that team to tell him to shut the hell up. Because that is just not good for the team, no matter how good a player he was. And if anyone around here thinks the rest of the team was anything but embarrassed by his absurd performance art on the Dallas Star down there in Texas, you simply don't understand professional athletes. That was the most embarrassing thing I've ever witnessed on an NFL football field - how many thousands of Niner haters did he produce that day?
And please, no crocodile tears over his possible "personality disorders." There are millions of people struggling with personality disorders who haven't been given the natural gifts and opportunities that TO had dropped in his lap. There are millions of people struggling to make rent and pay for their medical problems who have never been lucky enough to get a ten million dollar contract to play ball. So, if you want to cry about TO, have at it, but he'll get no tears from me. Yes, I hope he gets his life together and doesn't end up worse off than he is already, but an NFL comeback? Dream on. He's had multiple chances and as last year's experiment with the Seahawks proved, he hasn't even taken the time to work on his hands. Forget it.