Last Tuesday, Bengals receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens began contributing weekly segments to The Daily Line on Versus, in advance of the debut on October 12 of The T.Ocho Show. The most intriguing tidbit came from T.O.’s rant regarding the contention that the media has given Vikings quarterback Brett Favre a pass for not showing up to training camp.
This week, Owens took it a step farther, pointing to the perceived lack of criticism regarding Favre’s “mistakes” in Week One against the Saints. Owens believes that if he or Ochocinco had skipped camp and made mistakes in Week One, they would have faced greater criticism.
“When it comes to us we’re held to another standard which is not in a positive light when it comes to the media, so I think . . . when it comes to skin color I think it does have something to do with it,” Owens said.
As to the Jets’ performance on Monday night against the Ravens, Owens took aim at quarterback Mark Sanchez.
“If they’re gonna put him on a platform like that, if they’re gonna make him the next Joe Namath, so to speak, then he has to come out there and he has to perform on a weekly basis,” Owens said. “I expected a lot more out of Sanchez myself.”
Owens also applied a nickname to Jets cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie based on their performance on Monday night: Ren and Stimpy.
Did we mention that the Jets and the Bengals play each other on Thanksgiving?