As Joe Brocato points out at the tail end of a to-be-posted PFTV segment, the 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, and Bills most likely aren’t on his list — primarily because he most likely isn’t on theirs.
But other teams needed to be added, due to the reality that men with whom he has been associated in San Fran, Philly, Dallas, and Buffalo have moved on to other franchises. In Minnesota, for example, former Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress likely has no interest in reuniting with a man who once told Chilly not to talk to T.O. unless T.O. speaks to Chilly first.
Then there’s Kansas City, where former Cowboys receivers coach Todd Haley patrols the sidelines. The duo had a dust-up in 2006, with T.O. teeing off on Haley in the aftermath of the brouhaha.
“There will be no more friendly nothing because I don’t trust anybody
like that,” Owens said. “I will go out and practice hard. I will
respect him as a coach, and he should respect me as a player. Anything
outside of that I am not going to be able to deal with. Right
now, we are merely coworkers, and that’s it.”
They won’t be coworkers again. In an interview with 96.5 The Buzz in Kansas City (via NFL.com), Owens said he won’t be playing for the Chiefs. “Me and Todd Haley, we don’t get along,” Owens said.
Of course, it’s not as if Haley would want to deal with T.O., either.
As a result of Owens’ past actions, he’s essentially dealing with a 20-team league, at most. Though we still think he’ll eventually get a job, his reputation not only will result in some teams being hesitant; it’ll also result in plenty shouting “hell no.”