Pete Carroll welcomes T.O., via Twitter

AP

With plenty of negative buzz in league circles regarding the behavior of Terrell Owens in his past NFL stops, T.O.’s new coach has opted for positive reinforcement.

For now.

Yes, the socially media savvy Pete Carroll took to Twitter to welcome Terrell Owens to town.

After, of course, Terrell Owens initiated their conversation on Twitter.

If a team is going to do business with Owens, it makes sense to do everything possible to make sure they get Terrell and not T.O.  But while Carroll is being very positive publicly (is he ever not?) with Terrell, there needs to be a bad cop in the organization who will tell Owens that he’s down to his last chance in the NFL, and that any type of griping or brooding or passive-aggressive pitting of teammates against each other will get Owens run out of town.

Here’s how it typically goes.  Owens shows up and works really hard and impresses the young players on the team, who already were in awe of him.  This gives him following in the locker room.  And then, when there’s an issue or problem that arises and T.O. makes his views on the situation known to his in-house flock, a rift necessarily arises.

Look for Owens to behave, at least until he makes the 53-man roster.  Even then, he’ll likely remain Terrell — until he scores two or three touchdowns in a game and reverts back to being T.O.

36 responses to “Pete Carroll welcomes T.O., via Twitter

  1. Which explains why the man who recruited T.O. to UTC wanted nothing to do with him in 2010.

  2. What I want to know is how is he going to get number 81 from Golden Tate? Unless Tate is a nice guy and gives it up I know T.O wouldn’t be able to afford it, unless Tate really enjoys the Dollar Menu.

  3. T.O. Was a great teammate in Buffalo… Until they started losing games and he wasn’t getting the ball enough…. Then he wouldn’t even run he route, he would walk it. Don’t get me wrong, he tried to contain himself in Buffalo but still acted like a baby.

  4. Hyperventilating is more fun than the flatlining that the Rams fans have to look forward to.

  5. Terrell Owen was NOT a good teammate in Buffalo. He consistently pouted like usual if the ball wasnt thrown his way and would literally walk off the field being sure not to communicate with other players when the offense was forced to punt. He is a megalomaniac.

  6. TO will bring the positive attitude and leadership that the Seahawks have been needing! I predict 100+ catches for him this year! Superbowl here we come!

  7. I doubt if anyone has to tell Terrell he is down to his last chance; it’s obvious his big contract days are over

  8. I think the fact that he could definitely get a job for a ton of money no matter how he acted back in the day had alot to do with how he acted back in the day.

    I would expect nothing but straight production from this guy if his knee holds up.

  9. i have watched t.o. throughout his career and I am certainly apprehensive about the signing. I am somewhat confident however that Terrell knows hes 38 and if he screws up now it’s all over but the crying for his career…
    however he’s not known for his intellect and wisdom

  10. I’m laughing at the people talking about his time in Buffalo, as if it were his last stop before getting injured.

    The fact that they’ve forgotten about his stint with the Bengals shows just how well-behaved he was in Cincinnati. Not to mention, very productive!!

  11. gotcaughtcheating says:Aug 7, 2012 8:20 AM

    Can’t wait to see what Charlie Whitehurst and what’s his face Jackson will do when paired up with such an explosive weapon! Hahahaha, the NFC West is such a joke

    Considering Whitehurst is on the Chargers I think that makes you the joke

  12. News Flash.. To appease new all world Seahawks wide reciver Terrill Owens, the team agreed to change there name to Terrill’s Me-hawks.

    In another note the Me-hawks have cut there roster to one.. Terrill Ownes,, as he is the greatest and only player ever required to win a superbowl..

    Really I use to love the Seahawks..

  13. Personally I wish TO well and hope he makes the most of this opportunity. He’s always been one of the hardest working players in the game, his only flaw has been not having any real guidance in his personal life. People have always used him to better themselves without any real concern for Terrel, whether it be financial advisers looking to make money of his investments, teams looking to get wins and make money because of his play, or agents looking to make money off his talents. None of these people gave a crap about Terrel the person, only the football player.

    TO simply needs people who care about him, and give him advice with HIS best interests in mind. Such as warning him that this is his last chance, and while he may have been misunderstood in the past, perception is reality and he needs to work hard to change that.

    I hope Seattle is going the right thing here, not just for TO’s sake, but for their own so they can get production out of a guy who still has the physical talent and work ethic to be a dominant WR. Carroll seems like a stand up guy, so hopefully he’s giving it to Terrel straight while letting him know the past is irrelevant, it’s about he does from now forward that matters.

  14. To the folks bringing up his jersey number…

    He should just be happy he’s got another shot, along with a chance to make a million dollars over the next five months.

    Maybe it would be better for him to wear something else, anyway.

  15. “Owens shows up and works really hard and impresses the young players on the team, who already were in awe of him.”

    He hasn’t really been relevant for a number of years, are they still gonna be in awe of him any more?

  16. the first time I ever heard the phrase “12th man” was in reference to the fans in Buffalo, the Seahawks ripped it off. The “12th man” has been on the stadiums wall of fame since 1992. Let’s see if TO can still do it, thought he was a good Bill during his time in Buffalo and he didn’t do too bad in Cincy, maybe he’ll try harder now that he’s in debt.

  17. Good move. he can be released with a very minor hit to the cap or he could be a real number two with rice. add baldwin in the slot along with winslow and miller at TE. could be solid

  18. usher716 says:Aug 7, 2012 11:46 AM

    the first time I ever heard the phrase “12th man” was in reference to the fans in Buffalo, the Seahawks ripped it off. The “12th man” has been on the stadiums wall of fame since 1992. Let’s see if TO can still do it, thought he was a good Bill during his time in Buffalo and he didn’t do too bad in Cincy, maybe he’ll try harder now that he’s in debt.

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

    Hey buddy, the Seahawks have been using the term 12th man since their days in the Kingdome back in the 80’s.

    I’m a Raven fan and even I knew that. Geez…

  19. usher716 Nice try, but Seattle retired the #12 jersey in 1984 for the 12th man. They have used the term since close to the start of the franchise. It was actually started at Texas AM, and Seattle had to pay them to use the term. Do a little research next time.

    I am not a fan of this signing, but we will see. I have never liked the guy, and never will. I will cheer for the Hawks, but not him.

  20. I don’t think offering T.O. any enouragement to go the Twitter route is too wise. That is one guy who might be smart to just back away from the Twitter until his playing days are over. T.O. gets so wound up over real and perceived slights — risky.

  21. Go go T.O. ! Prove all your doubters wrong and pay your babies Mommas and take care if your babies, like you said on Dr Phil on YouTube! Search YouTube for Terrell Owens on Dr. Phil where he promises to turn his life around…well here you go for the receiver with the 2nd most yards and 2nd most touchdowns all-time!

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