As you may have heard, Bengals receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens will launch a new weekly show on Versus in October. For now, they’ll making weekly appearances on The Daily Line, and presumably talking about all sorts of issues.
In their debut, T.O. took a shot at one of the quarterbacks that Owens used as a prop in one of his past in-house quarterback feuds: Brett Favre.
Specifically, Owens believes that not enough has been made of Favre’s failure and/or refusal to participate in training camp in 2009 and 2010.
“Had it been one of us doing some of the same things, pulling these stunts that Brett Favre has done the last two or three years, then we would be labeled ‘not a team player,’ ‘selfish,’ and these are times where you want your guys to be in camp, bonding with your teammates, learning the plays, going through the whole team concept just like everybody else,” Owens said in video that was forwarded to PFT by our friends at CSNPhilly.com. “And now it’s like, yeah, he’s set himself above team standards.”
T.O. is right. Favre has largely gotten a pass for not attending offseason workouts or training camp the last three years. Though the Vikings bear some of the blame for allowing him to do it, the media isn’t facing the same Favre-or-Tarvaris conundrum at quarterback, and yet many in the media have adopted the same “see no evil” posture when it comes to Brett.
If it were Owens or Ochocinco who were behaving this way, the army of folks calling them out would be much louder, and much larger.