Terrell Owens’ first practice with the Seahawks is in the books, and he said afterward that he’s a humbled man who simply wants to help his new team in any way he can.
“That’s what it’s all about for me now — being a part of something rather than be the center of something,” Owens said afterward. “I understand a lot of media is here because of me, but again, I’ve changed in a lot of ways. There are a lot things that have occurred the last two years. I had a lot of time to think about things, get things in perspective.”
Owens said he believes he’s a more mature person than he was in past stints with the 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills, Bengals and Allen Wranglers, and he said playing on that last team — part of the Indoor Football League — reminded him what a passion he still has for the game of football.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll seems to buy what Owens is selling: Carroll says he’s excited about giving Owens another chance.
“I don’t care what happened before,” Carroll said. “We’re starting together from this point forward. What he said, what he’s done — I could care less about that. It’s right now.”
From all indications, Owens is in good shape and running well. If he’s sincere about just wanting to be a part of a successful team, he may be able to help the Seahawks win, even at age 38.