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T.O. gets the start, drops long touchdown pass


Surprisingly, receiver Terrell Owens started for the Seahawks in their Saturday night preseason game in Denver.

Owens rewarded coach Pete Carroll for the show of faith by dropping what would have been a 46-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Flynn.

Running a deep post pattern on a play-action fake, Owens was open for an over-the-shoulder grab.  And the rainbow from Flynn dropped right over T.O.’s shoulder — and right through his hands.

Owens has no receptions for the game.

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22 Responses to “T.O. gets the start, drops long touchdown pass”
  1. touchdownroddywhite says: Aug 18, 2012 10:14 PM

    He’s in deep trouble for that one.

  2. gammynomnom says: Aug 18, 2012 10:15 PM

    TO, despite HOF stats, has always had terrible hands. One can imagine what his stats could have been were they not made of stone.

  3. milehigh26 says: Aug 18, 2012 10:18 PM

    Bailey shut him down.

  4. trollhammer20 says: Aug 18, 2012 10:23 PM

    This is kind of in the “well, other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln” department, but….aside from the drop, that was a perfect pass, and T.O. was able to get open deep.

    Seattle’s offense is a work in progress….but with a defense that’s forced five turnovers in six quarters this preseason, they don’t need to be the Saints or Packers to win games.

  5. nestaaali says: Aug 18, 2012 10:33 PM

    hasn’t played football in almost two years.. late addition to training camp.. & his first game action has a poor showing.

    let him live. it’s the preseason.

    at least the guy got open..

  6. superseahawk says: Aug 18, 2012 10:35 PM

    His contract makes for a low risk, high reward situation. More time in practice will only help.

  7. bnwpnw says: Aug 18, 2012 10:38 PM

    He wanted a chance. He got one.

  8. fumblenuts says: Aug 18, 2012 10:48 PM

    Flynn put that right on the money. I understand T.O. has been out of football for a while but he SHOULD have caught that one…….NO EXCUSES!

  9. rajbais says: Aug 18, 2012 11:06 PM

    Stop picking on this guy!!!

    He was genuine about his demands for the ball and you’re hiding extreme hatred for the guy!!!

    Florio, don’t be a coward!!! You said it was over for him and he got a sniff!!! You said Ocho would do well and now he has no chance to even stink up the place!!! Unlike you, he’ll fight!!!! He’ll fight to do good for himself!!! Just because he doesn’t wear a skirt or pigtails like Tim Tebow (or Ocho) it doesn’t mean that his relentlessness is a crime!!! His relentlessness is the only reason why he’s been misunderstood!!!!

    He’ll get 10 touchdowns and your days in the prediction business will be over!!!!

  10. mrlaloosh says: Aug 18, 2012 11:09 PM

    TO is in mid-season form.

  11. hedleykow says: Aug 18, 2012 11:15 PM

    $925,000 drop

  12. upyoursnfu says: Aug 18, 2012 11:15 PM

    Get your popcorn ready!

  13. rajbais says: Aug 18, 2012 11:18 PM

    Stop being a jerk!!!

    Peyton Manning in preseason: 0 TDs, 3 INTs

    That’s worse!!!

  14. tjg25 says: Aug 18, 2012 11:29 PM

    I didn’t see it but it was obviously a poorly thrown ball as nothing is ever TO’s fault.

  15. raynman49 says: Aug 18, 2012 11:35 PM

    T.O. happens.

  16. coachbeck says: Aug 18, 2012 11:40 PM

    He was a good player for Cincy. Will do fine there, geez it’s his first game no offseason lol

  17. ruffbuff89 says: Aug 18, 2012 11:53 PM

    t.o. being t.o.

  18. rwpsych16 says: Aug 19, 2012 12:17 AM

    Everybody gets one

  19. sargentseahawk says: Aug 19, 2012 12:27 AM

    Get your pinkslip ready!

  20. juliusanonymous says: Aug 19, 2012 2:50 AM

    For some reason, I find myself rooting for TO. I really wanted to see him rise from the ashes.

    But he dropped a couple passes. Good accurate throws that hit him in the chest. 3 passes were behind him, but 2 were right there. He’ll be lucky to see the ball much next week ‘cuz Flynn will be trying to win a starting spot over Wilson, which means he need to throw a couple TDs. Sadly, I think TO might have seen his last chance pass.

  21. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Aug 19, 2012 8:11 AM

    should wash the popcorn oil off his fingers…

  22. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Aug 19, 2012 8:26 AM

    rajbais says: His relentlessness is the only reason why he’s been misunderstood!!!!

    Yo Raj. Perhaps english isn’t your first language. Do you think relentlessness mean all these things?

    Self-absorbed, has a persecution syndrome, takes too many pills accidently, cries at unexpected times, blames his teammates for anything bad that happens, is never satisfied with his touches even if the coach goes out of his way feed him, divides the locker room, is delusional at times, torches his former quarterbacks time after time, etc.

    If you want a definition of relentlessness, look up Jerry Rice. He wasn’t misunderstood. Or bounced from team to team to team to team until he finally faded into irrelevance. Hell, T.O. can’t even carry Rice’s dancing shoes…..

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