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Rosenhaus remembers lessons of T.O. when dealing with Eagles

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Back in 2005, agent Drew Rosenhaus, Terrell Owens, and the Eagles became embroiled in perhaps the ugliest player-team dispute of the last decade.

Speaking on PFT Live Tuesday, Rosenhaus said that he would do a lot of things differently during the T.O. saga. He says he’s learned from those mistakes and will apply those lessons to upcoming talks with the Eagles concerning his client DeSean Jackson.

“Everybody learns, Mike,” Rosenhaus told Florio. “One of the things I realized with the Eagles is that there’s an approach that works with them and an approach that doesn’t work. And the approach that doesn’t work is to try and strongarm them and allow it to become public and take them on.”

We’ve heard from some Philly media who have speculated Jackson will hold out of camp this year (if there is one), but perhaps these words are an indication that a scorched Earth approach isn’t the plan.

Rosenhaus talks more below about his evolving relationship with the team.

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23 Responses to “Rosenhaus remembers lessons of T.O. when dealing with Eagles”
  1. myballsmyrules says: Jun 7, 2011 1:35 PM

    LMAO

    Yea, the Philly organization punked T.O and Drew.

    Carson Palmer is trying the same thing in Cincy and Mike Brown ain’t gonna let it happen either.

    The Eagles made Drew look like a fool

  2. brownsfrown says: Jun 7, 2011 1:38 PM

    So I guess that means DeSean Jackson won’t be doing sit-ups in his driveway for us?

  3. qoojo says: Jun 7, 2011 1:48 PM

    Seems this guy gets all the holdouts or makes the player unhappy with their contracts telling them that they are worth much more. I just don’t remember many dealings with this guy where the holdout wasn’t always threatened.

  4. bigdan7885 says: Jun 7, 2011 2:02 PM

    Next question.

  5. eaglesfan290 says: Jun 7, 2011 2:07 PM

    Drew wasn’t to blame in Philly with TO, TO was just a pain in the Butt and shot his mouth off he came to the Eagles to Win a ring and as soon as he got to the Superbowl wanted a new contract.

    Look this is real simple the players can’t have it both ways you can’t sign a long term contract protecting yourself if you are injured, then out play that piece of insurance and say Ok time for a new deal.

    What is the point of locking a guy into a contract if only one side “The Team” if ever forced to live up to the deal. The courts never force a player to play but they always force a team to pay.

  6. vadog says: Jun 7, 2011 2:12 PM

    Imagine with me an NFL where there are no lawyers, no agents…and labor peace reigns for a thousand years!!!!

    Now…back to your regularly scheduled vitriol, greed and lying!

  7. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 7, 2011 2:25 PM

    Yeah the Birds embarrassed him, but I find it more embarrassing to be seen on tape jumping into Plax’s arms like a little girl welcoming home her father. Yikes…

  8. omegaichiban says: Jun 7, 2011 2:26 PM

    i think if they pay T.O. his money, they win superbowl the next year. What has being cheap ever got them?

  9. citizenstrange says: Jun 7, 2011 2:34 PM

    ” ….. And the approach that doesn’t work is to try and strongarm them and allow it to become public and take them on.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    It worked for Eli Manning …. and John Elway.

  10. m3phitic says: Jun 7, 2011 2:38 PM

    Dear Desean,

    Get a deal done.

    Your Friend,

    Vjax

  11. sdffa11 says: Jun 7, 2011 2:41 PM

    the difference between jackson and owens is owens was in the 1st year of his contract so there was public criticism when he started complaining. jackson is entering his final year so the public is open to him being vocal and holding out for a new contract and i am all for the player/agent to hold out when jackson has exceeded expectations.

  12. mrizzo44 says: Jun 7, 2011 2:43 PM

    citizenstrange says: Jun 7, 2011 2:34 PM

    ” ….. And the approach that doesn’t work is to try and strongarm them and allow it to become public and take them on.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    It worked for Eli Manning …. and John Elway.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    uh……I must have missed the part where either of those guys tried to strongarm the Eagles.

  13. laeaglefan says: Jun 7, 2011 2:43 PM

    The Eagles may have “won the battle” with T.O. and Drew, but it essentially cost them the entire 2005 season, and who knows how long beyond that, when they lost out on still very productive seasons from T.O. elsewhere. If there’s one thing that Drew has learned, its that the Eagles won’t be held hostage by a player and his agent, even at the cost of losing games because of all the disruption. Let’s just hope that both sides have gotten a little smarter since 2005, and can work something out.

  14. nfl25 says: Jun 7, 2011 2:49 PM

    I bet TO regrets what happend. He would have been a fan favorite for years and probably would have won a sbowl here. instead he hanst won a palyoff game since

  15. nfl25 says: Jun 7, 2011 2:55 PM

    omegaichiban says:
    Jun 7, 2011 2:26 PM
    i think if they pay T.O. his money, they win superbowl the next year. What has being cheap ever got them?

    ==================================

    why do u say they are cheap? the radio talk shows really try to brain wash people but they actually stopped saying eagles are cheap because they got proved wrong on it so many times

  16. sagatti says: Jun 7, 2011 2:56 PM

    Huge difference between the two situations. DJ has youth and production on his side. At the time I think the Eagles felt TO was headed twards the down side of his career. I hope the Eagles are not stupid enough to approach it the same way because I know 31 other teams that would love to have him.
    Could we EVER say the same about TO?

  17. myballsmyrules says: Jun 7, 2011 3:06 PM

    @mrizzo

    Umm, it didn’t work for Eli Manning.
    The Chargers selected him anyway. Then they were offered a GREAT deal to flip him to the Giants.

    The Chargers won that lil showdown by far!

  18. redrew says: Jun 7, 2011 3:47 PM

    Drew cost TO millions. Drew encouraged TO to be a terrible teammate and locker room distraction. Under Drew’s advice, TO solidified his selfish reputation. When TO retires, he won’t be known for an amazing career. Instead, he will be viewed as the cancer that destroyed teams he was a part of. Nice job Drew.

  19. footballfan says: Jun 7, 2011 4:04 PM

    myballsmyrules says: Jun 7, 2011 1:35 PM

    LMAO

    Yea, the Philly organization punked T.O and Drew.

    Carson Palmer is trying the same thing in Cincy and Mike Brown ain’t gonna let it happen either.

    The Eagles made Drew look like a fool

    *********

    Last time I checked Carson Palmer never asked for more money. He just wants out of Cinci. T.O. and Drew wanted a new contract. There is a huge difference there. Either way, Cinci is going to suck again the next season that they actually play football…..

  20. footballfan says: Jun 7, 2011 4:05 PM

    myballsmyrules says: Jun 7, 2011 3:06 PM

    @mrizzo

    Umm, it didn’t work for Eli Manning.
    The Chargers selected him anyway. Then they were offered a GREAT deal to flip him to the Giants.

    The Chargers won that lil showdown by far!

    ********

    Funny, Eli Manning won a SB and all Rivers has done is choke even worse than Eli’s big brother in the playoffs!!!

  21. 4512dawg4512 says: Jun 7, 2011 4:29 PM

    Haha, people act like T.O is the only player to ever ask for a better contract, yet still want to play for the same team. Josh Cribbs, Chris Johnson, Anquan Boldin….Too bad the Eagles screwed it all up or they probably would have won a superbowl by now.

  22. melonnhead says: Jun 7, 2011 4:54 PM

    Funny, Eli Manning won a SB and all Rivers has done is choke even worse than Eli’s big brother in the playoffs!!!

    ——————————————————

    Ummm Peyton is a sure-fire first-ballot Hall of Famer exactly 5 years after he stops playing. Eli will have to buy a ticket to get in.

  23. cw3214 says: Jun 10, 2011 4:47 PM

    T.O. has 25 million reasons to live.

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