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Owens needs to improve to reach incentives

The good news for the Bengals: Terrell Owens will be motivated to produce big numbers this year.

The bad news for the Bengals: Terrell Owens may be too motivated to produce big numbers this year.

We’d classify half of his $2 million in incentives as realistic, although Owens needs to improve across the board to reach them. According to a league source, Owens will get $333,333 each if he reaches the following benchmarks: 60 catches, 900 yards, and ten touchdowns.

Owens caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five scores last year while playing in a dreadful passing attack on the Bills.

T.O. can also earn one third of a million if he tops 100 catches, 14 TDs, and 1,300 yards. Those figures will be very difficult to top with Chad Ochocinco, Antonio Bryant, Jermaine Gresham, and Andre Caldwell cutting up a somewhat limited receiving pie.

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18 Responses to “Owens needs to improve to reach incentives”
  1. sven_ftw says: Jul 27, 2010 7:39 PM

    jordan shipley should also get a sliver of that pie.

  2. Dustin Chandler says: Jul 27, 2010 7:46 PM

    60 catches, 900 yards, and ten touchdowns.
    sounds about right.

  3. Slim Charles says: Jul 27, 2010 7:46 PM

    christ. you’re digging pretty deep for an angle here. so begins the narrative

  4. No Clue says: Jul 27, 2010 7:49 PM

    Florio is a hypocrite. He blasts people for stealing his insider info but takes credit for T O signing with Cincy after he laughed at TMZ for saying days ago that TO was signing with Cincy. He said he broke the story when TMZ was all over it. Way to go Florio..Stick with the Vick bashing that is what you are good at now.

  5. Youngone says: Jul 27, 2010 7:55 PM

    Bengals are deep at reciever

  6. The Tire Slasher says: Jul 27, 2010 7:59 PM

    “Those figures will be very difficult to top with Chad Ochocinco, Antonio Bryant, Jermaine Gresham, and Andre Caldwell cutting up a somewhat limited receiving pie.”
    Don’t forget about Jordan Shipley. That dude’s going to RULE.

  7. sandy70 says: Jul 27, 2010 8:04 PM

    Can’t wait for the cage match that is sure to result from this.

  8. ampats says: Jul 27, 2010 8:16 PM

    week#1 0 catches,0 yards receiving, inactive

  9. DirtDawg55 says: Jul 27, 2010 8:31 PM

    Have to wonder what the incentives are for Ochostinko and others? TO Chasing individual incentives is bad enough, but others chasing the same thing adds fuel to the fire.
    This is a recipe for disaster. And i will love watching every minute of it.

  10. edgy says: Jul 27, 2010 8:41 PM

    I see him getting TWO of those targets because he’s with Palmer and not Fitzpatrick. The 10 TDs might be a stretch but the other numbers are doable and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go over 1,000 yards if he supplants Bryant (which isn’t has hard as you might believe).

  11. Patrick says: Jul 27, 2010 8:52 PM

    The way all deals should be, incentive laden

  12. superbowlboundBENGALS says: Jul 27, 2010 9:00 PM

    SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. antneejay2 says: Jul 27, 2010 9:02 PM

    I would not want to the locker room that stands between Terrell and 2 million more reasons to live. Terrell loves him some reasons to live.

  14. numberfour says: Jul 27, 2010 9:43 PM

    he’s done. put him and roy on the rams.

  15. numberfour says: Jul 27, 2010 10:35 PM

    cage match?
    more like slap fight… me-owwwwwwwwwwwwww…. maybe they’ll kiss…
    ///////////////////
    he’s going to have to improve TO MAKE THE TEAM.

  16. bigstorm says: Jul 27, 2010 11:58 PM

    What if he drops 10 TD passes in the end zone?
    is there a bonus for that?

  17. stanjam says: Jul 28, 2010 12:28 AM

    Reachable yes. However I can see that blowing up on TO. I can easily see this becoming a huge mess for Cincy, especially since Palmer has many other quality targets to go to. All that needs to happen is for TO to start dropping passes, and we all know he is quite capable of that.
    So it starts with a few drops. Palmer then starts throwing more often to his other targets, because he wants to win games. TO, seeing most of his money in jeopardy, starts panicking. What does TO do when he starts panicking? He starts mouthing off. He starts talking to reporters about how he isn’t seeing the ball enough. That Cincy will win more if they just give him the ball, etc. etc. Who knows how Ocho will react to that. Then comes the locker room blowup.
    Hate to see it, since I kind of like Cincy, but I can see it happen. TO has been dropping a lot of balls over the past five years, and it ain’t getting better.

  18. edgy says: Jul 28, 2010 2:35 AM

    stanjam says:
    Reachable yes. However I can see that blowing up on TO. I can easily see this becoming a huge mess for
    ***********************
    Really? Other than OC, his only real competition is Bryant and that’s not much. The rest are rookies or never have beens. Caldwell had 51 catches but for less than 9 yards per catch – not exactly Randy Moss or even Wes Welker territory.

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