Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
TO is a hallf of famer
yet he cannot retire with a team considering he left on bad terms pretty much everywhere
I don't think he really left on bad terms over here....he just exercised his rights a free agent, after the team tried to trade him. Most of the stuff he was saying, while with the team, was echoed on 9er forums for a while. Our non-killer instinct offense. Most of the trouble his mouth caused really happened after he left here. The one thing he deserves criticism for was falling for the bait on that Garcia question. But again, he and Jeff weren't 9ers when it happened.
He didn't leave on bad terms with the Cowboys...heck Jerry Jones still wanted him back..as well as told him he would be brought back....but Jerry had to choose between his son and T.O. His son wanted to put full support and confidence with Tony Romo, who had his problems with T.O. at the end. Jerry Jones still vouches for T.O. I mean sure you can say, well its telling about his true feelings because he hasn't brought him back...but the fact that Jerry still openly vouches for T.O. especially during Terrell's lowest point in his career, is still something. If Romo is not there (and he might not be there next year) I can see Jerry bringing T.O. back, even at 39 years of age.
And he left on good terms with the Bills, there were no public problems, and from reading comments on youtube, Bills fans still think highly of him. And he left the Bengals (who are starting fresh on offense with a young QB and receiver) on fine terms. Owens played well for both the Bills and Bengals, even at his age.
the only team where he left on bad terms were, was probably the Eagles. His fault or not, he got himself suspended from the team for the year...which hurt the team. He then quickly joined, of all teams, the Cowboys and burnt the Eagles of the course of time...as well as taunted the fans and organization.
important observation, I'm sure some never noticed, but Terrell has never celebrated (in T.O. fashion) a TD verses the 9ers. And he has burnt us alot on the field. No taunting, no true original T.O. celebrations...which he was still doing when playing for the Eagles and Cowboys. This was all happening when he had new found success, while we were not at our best. I don't think anyone can honestly say it was a coincidence.
[ Edited by Afrikan on Jul 30, 2012 at 6:02 AM ]