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Report: T.O. is a complainer, has uphill battle to make the Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks may be seeing the same Terrell Owens who has worn out his welcome in several other stops around the NFL.

According to the Tacoma News Tribune, Owens still appears to be the same T.O. who complains when things are not going his way, and that’s something Seahawks coach Pete Carroll will not tolerate.

No specific examples of Owens complaining are cited in the Tacoma News Tribune report, but even if Owens were a model citizen he wouldn’t necessarily have a great chance of making the Seahawks’ 53-man roster. Owens failed to catch a pass in the preseason game against the Broncos, but he did drop one.

Braylon Edwards, meanwhile, has looked very good, both in practice and in preseason action. It appears that Edwards has just about locked up one of the roster spots for a wide receiver. Which means there’s one fewer spot available for Owens, who may be in jeopardy of seeing his last chance at a return to the NFL disappear.

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85 Responses to “Report: T.O. is a complainer, has uphill battle to make the Seahawks”
  1. cmr123 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:04 PM

    No way…………..

  2. philyeagles5 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:04 PM

    just pathetic

  3. stlsteelerfan says: Aug 23, 2012 6:04 PM

    And he swore up and down he was a changed man……………..

    moron.

  4. goldrush36 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:07 PM

    Guess the popcorn has finally gone full blown stale. It’s a shame because the league is more entertaining with him

  5. elrock7 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:11 PM

    WOW!! What a shocker!

    The league just needs to get rid of this sideshow. He is a selfish, whining complainer and Pete Carrol needs his head read just for having him at camp.

    Maybe he should just donate his time to teaching under privledged kids how to do proper, shirtless sit-ups.

  6. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 23, 2012 6:11 PM

    We already knew this.

  7. thetooloftools says: Aug 23, 2012 6:11 PM

    HELLO T.O. – this is your last stop. You better get it together or pack your bags. Wanna learn something right now?
    SHUT UP. Keep your mouth shut. People look at you like a Drama Queen Diva because of what comes out of your mouth.
    Are your too stupid to know why teams break you off?
    The difference between a young fool and and old fool is a young fool makes mistakes because he doesn’t know any better but an old fool keeps making the same mistakes over and over again.
    Your an old fool T.O.
    Shut up and start being the best stripper on the pole and you’ll get the attention you deserve.

  8. ambitoos says: Aug 23, 2012 6:12 PM

    T.O. is his own worst enemy. He’s lucky Pete gave him a chance and he just can’t shut up.

  9. electionconfidential says: Aug 23, 2012 6:12 PM

    Good-bye T. O. You’ve had a HOF career. Best wishes to you and I hope you get hold of yourself in some way soon.

  10. jsho55 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:12 PM

    Very surprising….has he shown a history of this in the past?

  11. tearsofhaten says: Aug 23, 2012 6:13 PM

    Someone actually thought Pete Carroll could change TO?
    PC the model disaplinarine?

  12. grabgrabgrab says: Aug 23, 2012 6:13 PM

    Shocker!!!

  13. ravensfansc says: Aug 23, 2012 6:14 PM

    This isn’t news, it’s just stating the obvious. I was impressed by his ability to get deep but he will always drop balls and complain

  14. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 23, 2012 6:15 PM

    No wai!!

  15. tialen says: Aug 23, 2012 6:15 PM

    Great thing about the 90 man is that you can take a flyer and it doesn’t cost you much of anything, and Pete and JS have shown they have no problem cutting loose a player regardless of status or $$ involved. ie Houshmandazadeh

  16. jrfrom508 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:16 PM

    In other news, it’s going to get dark tonight.

  17. doctorfootball says: Aug 23, 2012 6:16 PM

    You knew the Seahawks couldn’t keep two divas at the receiver spot, so why not go with the younger one? You would think T.O. would learn to fit in better considering that this might be his last go round. Even at (38?) his immaturity never fails to surface.

  18. brianforster says: Aug 23, 2012 6:17 PM

    im picturing not the same ol T.O. but something like what we saw out of chad johnson on hard knocks.

    they both know they are out of chances and they almost try TOO hard. every mistake leads to more because they are micro managing too much.

    it seems like they both have enough physical talent to play in the league still, they just need to keep their mouths shut and maybe see a sports psychologist.

  19. medtxpack says: Aug 23, 2012 6:17 PM

    Well well well what do ya know! In other news, water is wet and the national debt is quickly approaching our GDP….

  20. tjacks7 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:18 PM

    couldn’t of happened to a nicer guy.

  21. duece5 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:18 PM

    Huh…………………Shocking!!!

    Git your popcorn ready, other teams!!!!

  22. coltsluckdynasty says: Aug 23, 2012 6:19 PM

    Why Would this guy complain about anything. You would think having another opportunity to play would shut him up. Guess not. Oh well, it would have been a matter of when, not if, he would have made a complete ass of himself on the sidelines anyways. Way to screw up your only shot…..

  23. jimmysee says: Aug 23, 2012 6:20 PM

    This is the way things end — not with a bang but with a whisper.

  24. derrickbrooks4president says: Aug 23, 2012 6:28 PM

    Look for Kellen Winslow II to be next.

  25. firdman7 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:28 PM

    Beggars can’t be choosers, T.O. You’re a punk.

  26. sportmentary says: Aug 23, 2012 6:29 PM

    This guy is a rotten apple and you can’t fix that. Given a golden opportunity to have comeback in the greatest league int he world, this F’up has found a way to blow that opportunity.

  27. drunkenagitator says: Aug 23, 2012 6:33 PM

    And the era of the “diva” WR is just about over, thank God.

  28. mojosmagic says: Aug 23, 2012 6:36 PM

    Having a talented cancer on your team is bad enough but a fading cancer is intolerable.

  29. sixjak says: Aug 23, 2012 6:37 PM

    Let the chorus of violins begin….

  30. laserw says: Aug 23, 2012 6:41 PM

    Note to TO. When even the Redskins won’t try you out, you know you are toast.

    Party on, Fool!

    Goodbye, Turd O, you are the weakest link. Buh bye!

  31. thevikes14 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:44 PM

    TO blows his chance and Moss gets praised. Moss screwed up
    At times but was never on the same level of destruction as TO, but they are looked at the same

  32. wingsdings says: Aug 23, 2012 6:45 PM

    boy should keep his mouth shut. Before he gets smacked again.

  33. deadeye says: Aug 23, 2012 6:46 PM

    T.O. is a complainer? NO WAY!

    Seriously, the dude is a complete buffoon.

  34. gizzmonic says: Aug 23, 2012 6:46 PM

    looks like the real 84 is in san fran

  35. gammynomnom says: Aug 23, 2012 6:47 PM

    “T O complaining? I’m absolutely SHOCKED!!”

    No one ever.

  36. phuriousjorge says: Aug 23, 2012 6:48 PM

    There must be a class (receiver 101?) that these big mouths take. The only class they got A+ in.

  37. ripster65 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:49 PM

    Seahawks should cut their (minimal) losses, dump this clown and move on IMMEDIATELY. It’s too close to the regular season to spend an extra minute spinning your wheels with this idiot. Just as Edwards’ stock has risen, to’s is dropping just as quickly (apparently). The guy still whines and he still drops easy passes. What made anyone think he’d ever get a clue? He’s done absolutely nothing to prove anybody wrong and everything to prove everyone right…again. If getting cut from a team you’re part-owner of doesn’t say it all, I don’t know what does.

  38. seamus0317 says: Aug 23, 2012 6:52 PM

    And this surprises who??????????

  39. fmwarner says: Aug 23, 2012 7:00 PM

    If he can’t make the Seahawks, who are desperate for wideouts, then that’s it.

    I hope this means we can see an end to all the “but he works so hard and he was so good, why can’t people just give him a chance?” posts.

  40. blackandbluedivision says: Aug 23, 2012 7:01 PM

    Somehow this seems fitting for TO and Chad Johnson:

    (Singing)
    “Although we’ve come
    To the end of the road
    Still I can’t let go
    It’s unnatural
    You belong to me
    I belong to you
    Although we’ve come
    To the end of the road
    Still I can’t let go
    It’s unnatural
    You belong to me
    I belong to you”

    Brought to you by…wait for it…Boys II Men!

  41. joetoronto says: Aug 23, 2012 7:03 PM

    Dumb and dumber.

    Owens for blowing what’s was obviously his last chance, and Pete Carroll for bringing this idiot in.

    Carroll’s ego strikes again.

  42. silverhornet says: Aug 23, 2012 7:07 PM

    Still a Hall of Famer.

  43. norcalmafia says: Aug 23, 2012 7:07 PM

    He could have been one of the greatest ever if he could just check his attitude….Crazy how he could go through all these teams and still doesnt get it.

  44. rdrs68 says: Aug 23, 2012 7:13 PM

    they knew what he was when they signed him-can’t change the stripes on a zebra.

  45. patswillreign says: Aug 23, 2012 7:15 PM

    If he catches that TD pass…all of this is water under the bridge

  46. philly4lyfe says: Aug 23, 2012 7:15 PM

    Needs to do more push ups.

  47. allnightdwight says: Aug 23, 2012 7:17 PM

    Cut him. And fill out the paperwork with a Sharpie.

  48. melikefootball says: Aug 23, 2012 7:18 PM

    Some never change….has been and always will be trouble spelled with a capital T.

  49. bigbamboom1 says: Aug 23, 2012 7:20 PM

    TO, meet Ocho. Ocho, meet TO! Could be the start of a great rap song. TOCHO OCHOTO, Beat! Tocho OchoTO, Beat! Grab Lil Wayne and go for it boys. They both are going to have a lot of time on their hands to fill.

  50. westclaims says: Aug 23, 2012 7:23 PM

    “No specific examples of Owens complaining are cited in the Tacoma News Tribune report”.

    That’s true.

    So why this article? The usual stir the pot crap.

  51. adenaguy says: Aug 23, 2012 7:23 PM

    Terrell Owens a hall of famer? If he ever gets in before Randy Moss it would be a travesty. Anyone that has ever watched football, and knows football, understands that Randy Moss in his prime was absolutely a guy that defensive coordinators had to plan around. Heck even in his good year in NE. Did coordinators even plan around Owens? Rice? Sorry guys maybe people don’t like Moss but if you know anything about the game Moss was the single biggest threat among any wide receivers that ever played the game. He got derailed a few times for personal issues, but does anyone think Jerry Rice or Terrell Owens even was close? BS.

  52. adenaguy says: Aug 23, 2012 7:26 PM

    Randy Moss was quite simply the best receiver to ever play the game. Not even close.

  53. sclazo says: Aug 23, 2012 7:31 PM

    Is anyone really surprised? A zebra never changes it’s stripes.

  54. covercorner says: Aug 23, 2012 7:38 PM

    They can always let TO work at the concession stand.

  55. igotgamenj says: Aug 23, 2012 7:39 PM

    T.O. is a complainer ? No Way

  56. darthsammy says: Aug 23, 2012 7:43 PM

    In related news…water is wet

  57. richndc says: Aug 23, 2012 7:53 PM

    He still busts off some world class bottom burps, so he is alright with me!!!

  58. calij5619 says: Aug 23, 2012 8:08 PM

    Good babies don’t cry

  59. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 23, 2012 8:16 PM

    Really? Who on the planet didn’t see this coming?
    He had stone hands when he was young….

  60. thegreatonesays says: Aug 23, 2012 8:33 PM

    adenaguy says: Aug 23, 2012 7:26 PM

    Randy Moss was quite simply the best receiver to ever play the game. Not even close

    _____________________________________________

    LOL LOL LOL not even Moss believes that. Most physically gifted perhaps but they don’t call Jerry the GOAT for nothing.

  61. jayquintana says: Aug 23, 2012 8:38 PM

    You’d think he’d at least PRETEND to be a good teammate.

  62. djspman says: Aug 23, 2012 8:44 PM

    The Best Quote By TO. “Thats my quaterback” as he cries.

  63. teambringitstrong says: Aug 23, 2012 8:48 PM

    Wow,all the jealousy on here from all the former and current NFL WRs masquerading as commentators.
    We tried to tell EACH and every one of you back in 1998 what this guy was about. He dropped several catches in a playoff game but managed the winning catch that same game. He’s been on a roll ever since but had the dropsies. Why do you think the Squared Sevens didn’t put up much of a fight to keep him? This was BEFORE the star incident in Dallas.
    But nooooo you East Coast people figured all he had to do was get out of SF. How wrong you humanoids were.

  64. mgaddyrt says: Aug 23, 2012 9:18 PM

    I highly doubt TO is making noise. This confirms that the media wants him to fail.

  65. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Aug 23, 2012 9:22 PM

    Wait! Don’t the jets want him?

  66. bobby927 says: Aug 23, 2012 10:15 PM

    T.urn O.ut the lights, the party’s over.

  67. matthewcarlson1 says: Aug 23, 2012 10:50 PM

    Moss>T.O.

  68. matthewcarlson1 says: Aug 23, 2012 10:51 PM

    Moss + any level of ambition at all > Jerry Rice

  69. truefan27 says: Aug 23, 2012 10:53 PM

    Did anyone really buy into “im a changed man” t.o is done in the nfl might as well pack his bags obviously no one likes his drama remember how well his reality show did? Cuz I don’t never watched it

  70. larryjames836 says: Aug 23, 2012 10:57 PM

    Make that paper T.O. let your talent speak for you don’t worry about what the next man doing just do your thang everybody watching you. You has another change in the NFL to prove yourself forget about self move self out of the way and do you be that receiver.

  71. bossplayer213 says: Aug 23, 2012 11:09 PM

    Wow, people trying to make T.O. look bad as usual.

    “He still appears to be the same T.O. who complains when things are not going his way.”

    That was the line in the article. No examples or any specific situation. The writer is just throwing things out there. If TO has been seen “complaining” we would have definitely seen and heard about it by now. The guy probably saw him make a facial expression towards his QB and went to write about him “complaining.” Please.

  72. chorton58 says: Aug 23, 2012 11:16 PM

    C-MON guys did yall read the hold article there was no specific example of Terrell Owens complaining its not true the writer was just talking about his past complaining all the man has done is drop a touch down pass in a preseason game stop being so quick to kick the man out of Seattle because if he get a couple of touch down Friday the same writer will be saying T.O is the best thing Seahawks have..

  73. hawks49 says: Aug 23, 2012 11:34 PM

    Everyone commenting has to be kidding me. These idiotic journalists talk about him complaining and say there was NO EVIDENCE of it.

    Yeah, T.O. dropped a pass. So what? The more important thing is that he got 2-step separation on a deep route… meaning he is still a deep threat.

    T.O. has dropped plenty of balls but has also caught 153 TDs in the process.

    Calm down.

  74. richndc says: Aug 24, 2012 12:04 AM

    TO has lost his mind. He reportedly spent the day in the GM’s office lobbying to change the mascot name to the Seattle Chickenhawks. This after some phone call he had with Sandusky. Good lord.

  75. eaglefansdotnet says: Aug 24, 2012 1:35 AM

    wow what next, a Brett favre story????? would be nice to see more stories on relevant players instead of the old ego maniacs that just aren’t important anymore

  76. teague31 says: Aug 24, 2012 2:54 AM

    Go to hell T.O ,you clown. This Cowboy fan hates your guts.

  77. cowboysallday says: Aug 24, 2012 4:12 AM

    “no specific examples”? So how do you know it’s true…just leave the damn guy alone

  78. blackbug99 says: Aug 24, 2012 6:57 AM

    If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, chances are…It’s a Duck!! If he ever makes Canton, his bust needs a pull string with his best whines!!

  79. falcfan613 says: Aug 24, 2012 7:09 AM

    Bears do what they do in the woods!!!….. When a tree falls in the forest T.O. is there to complain about it!!!!!

  80. texaswriter2011 says: Aug 24, 2012 12:41 PM

    T.O. can’t help being T.O. He flew high and has fallen far. Like a slow motion car wreck. His desperate need for attention will end up in something bad before long. Next stop: Celebrity Tractor Pulls?

  81. hardrockfootballfanatic says: Aug 24, 2012 11:02 PM

    I am not trying to be rude here, I am not into slamming other people hiding behind a keyboard, but if this is true then T.O. simply is one of those people who unfortunately never learns from their mistakes. At his age and after having been out of the league for a year, you would think he would be thrilled to even be given a chance. Pete Carroll seems like a nice enough guy and was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

  82. 1historian says: Aug 25, 2012 8:23 AM

    Jerry Rice is the greatest wide receiver ever. He was not the most physically gifted of them but he worked his butt off, he was a good teammate, and – he was a grownup.

    It didn’t hurt to have Joe Montana and then Steve Young throwing him passes either.

  83. huejackson says: Aug 26, 2012 2:36 PM

    in the latest Raider News Flash also known by Raider fans by @RaiderNewsFlash on twitter
    RNF said he was in Seattle for a meeting (some Seattle paper wants to hire him to cover seahawks)
    RNF went to a training camp for 1 day and said TO looked pretty good and was burning SeaHawks 1st string DBs, RNF said T.O can still play at the NFL level but he also states that he witnessed T.O complaining about several throws that were not where he wanted them.
    Im pretty sure thats where that seattle paper got that story from. Very common for sites like this and other media outlets to steal @RAIDERNEWSFLASH stuff

  84. txnative61 says: Aug 28, 2012 2:18 AM

    Hearsay evidence, but read he was seen on camera in Carroll’s face on the sideline of KC game, because he didn’t want to play with the 2nd string. TO just can’t resist being TO. Methinks nobody’s going to listen long enough to find out if he’s got any game left, and I don’t care.

  85. bradleyward70 says: Aug 28, 2012 10:13 AM

    Sadly he will commit suicide within 5 years. its his nature to martyr himnself. He is nothing without football. Sad but selfish!!!

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