T.O. patches things up with a former quarterback

T.Owens1.jpgAs Bills receiver Terrell Owens edges toward his third trip to the open market in four years, he seems to have found a way to bury the hatchet with one of the quarterbacks whom he inevitably disrespected.

According to the New York Post, T.O. recently told Michael Kay of YES Network’s CenterStage that Owens and Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb have made amends, to an extent.

“I can honestly say I appreciate those years and Donovan and I are friends and, actually we were just hanging out last night as a matter of fact,” Owens said.  “So it was one of those things where — again — it started off well, it didn’t end well.  Sometimes, I wish it could have ended on a positive note.”

Wow.

Owens apparently has forgotten that it ended on a bad note because he wanted the Eagles to rip up his contract less than a year after he had signed it and, when they refused, he decided to create as many problems as possible in the hopes that the Eagles would eventually dump him.

Along the way, T.O. mixed it up with McNabb, prompting the quarterback eventually to describe Owens’ antics as “black-on-black crime.”

So while it’s good that they’re getting along, Owens needs to take responsibility for the fact that McNabb was an innocent victim of the reign of terror aimed at getting T.O. out of Philly.

51 responses to “T.O. patches things up with a former quarterback

  1. T.O.’s a free agent, he is putting on his best face for now till the contract is offered and signed,,,,

  2. Reunion tour????
    There’s no way they could have Desean and TO on the same team….Not enough footballs to throw.

  3. ………I can honestly say I appreciate those years and Donovan and I are friends and, actually we were just hanging out last night as a matter of fact,” McNabb said……..
    wow indeed
    McNabb and Donovan are friends & were hanging out last night lol

  4. they were hanging out at the superbowl together and when T O was an eagle even with all the stuff going on in the media they still hung out.

  5. Uhh, hello?
    This quote:
    “So it was one of those things where — again — it started off well, it didn’t end well. Sometimes, I wish it could have ended on a positive note.”
    That wasn’t about the Eagles years. That was about dinner the other night.

  6. Has T.O. ever been seen hanging out with a woman. Nothin’ wrong with that just sayin that if it quacks like a duck…

  7. I’m just trying to imagine, as a sort of mental experiment, that the American population would be a certain percentage less insane if TO didn’t exist.

  8. # ebr362 says: February 22, 2010 3:02 PM
    T.O.’s a free agent, he is putting on his best face for now till the contract is offered and signed,,,,
    DING DING DING we have a winner!!!

  9. Danny18 says:
    February 22, 2010 3:11 PM
    Nice!!! Let’s get him back in Midnight Green! T.O., Desean, Maclin? I like my chances
    ————————————————–
    no

  10. wouldnt mind him in green again. he knows nobody else wants him even on his best behavior, so he knows less money is a given. eagles can offer him like 3 mill/year. suddenly the eagles have the best wr corps in the nfc.
    but, they also run the risk of becoming the nfc’s bengals.

  11. As a diehard Eagles fan I am 100% OK with McNabb and TO reuniting this season…. As long as it isnt in Philly. I hear the Rams could use a QB and WR…

  12. He’s probably playing nice so he can expand the market for his services. He was so desperate last year that he chose Buffalo. But by the way him and McNabb made up years ago

  13. @ hooby
    They already have one of the best WR groups in the NFC east fool. If they add TO they are downgrading. It will only be a matter of time before he started complaining because Jackson got all of the attention. TO needs to go away for good.

  14. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
    With Kevin Kolb set to take over the franchise, both 5 and 81 have a common enemy in Fat Andy.

  15. Danny18 says:
    February 22, 2010 3:11 PM
    Nice!!! Let’s get him back in Midnight Green! T.O., Desean, Maclin? I like my chances
    ———————————————-
    That will work if he can start playing Safety.

  16. Florio says:
    “So while it’s good that they’re getting along, Owens needs to take responsibility for the fact that McNabb was an innocent victim of the reign of terror aimed at getting T.O. out of Philly.”
    Well, McNabb played the role of victim, that’s for sure. We all know TO is a selfish prick who needs to STFU, but if you read the ESPN article link to here, you’ll see that McNabb needed to just pop a couple of Midol and get over it instead of making such a stink about it.
    McNabb’s “black on black crime” statement referred to TO agreeing with Michael Irvin that the Eagles would have been better off with Favre as QB. Since Favre is an all-time great and McNabb is…..let’s just say “not an all-time great”, that would seem to be a fair statement. Stupid of TO to say it, but a true statement. McNabb got his panties in a bunch about it and played the race card, since Favre happens to be white. Am I the only one who thinks race didn’t need to be brought into that conversation at all?
    McNabb an innocent victim, you say? I say he wasn’t a “victim” at all, and would earn much more respect and be more successful if he ditched his martyr routine.

  17. Reading that article in hindsight, this particular section stood out to me:
    “It was definitely a slap in the face to me. Because as deep as people won’t go into it, it was [a] black-on-black crime. I mean, you have a guy that has been criticized just about all his career and now the last criticism is that I’m selling out because I don’t run anymore, by an African-American [J. Whyatt Mondesire, the NAACP chapter president who ripped McNabb in a column that appeared in the Philadelphia Sun].
    “And to say if we had Brett Favre, that could mean that if you had another quarterback of a different descent or ethnic background, we could be winning. That’s something I thought about and said, ‘Wow.’ It’s different to say if we had Michael Vick, Daunte Culpepper, Steve McNair, Aaron Brooks, Byron Leftwich. But to go straight to Brett Favre, that slapped me in the face, like what I’ve done and what I set out to do…”
    Wow look at that stellar list of black qb’s. I’m not sure that McNabb would say the same thing if he had another shot at it, considering all of those qb’s except McNair have NEVER made it to a super bowl. Poor attempt at making a point McNabb.
    T.O. was making his point about having a BETTER QUARTERBACK. It had nothing to do with race. But if you want to bring race into it go ahead: only 3 black quarterbacks have ever made it to the Superbowl and only one has ever won it. Your chances are better at making it to the superbowl with a pocket passing quarterback (who most often turns out to be white) than a running/scrambling quarterback (who most often turns out to be black), history proves it.
    While it was a piss poor way to throw your qb under the bus, T.O. had a point.

  18. Yeah, I think a year of having Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick throw you the ball will make one miss Donovan McNabb.

  19. Yep time to re-unite these two…in Buffalo! Chan, resign TO and sign D-McNabb ASAP and we are a playoff contender with OT pick in draft and few f/a pickups here and there.

  20. If that’s T.O.’s best shot at “patching things up”, then the JAMF surely still doesn’t get it. HE caused the relationship badly – not some unseen force beyond his control, which he implies with his statement.
    T.O. should sign wherever Vick winds up. Then he can spend the rest of his year(s) watching Vick fastballs sail 15 yards over his head, or looking over his shoulder watching Vick scramble for massive losses.

  21. Welcome to the bottom-part of the curve in your career, TO.
    Which non-contender will want you and your vanity in their locker room this year?
    Rings don’t look good on your fingers anyway.

  22. This is nothing more than a desperate cry for help from TO. And you know he’s desperate when he’s reaching out to d-mac. You can hear it now, “Do for me what ya done for Vick!” Pathetic! To be honest though, I’ve been waiting a long time for this day. To see TO have to be nice to people because he knows they have no use for him!

  23. It’s wonderful that TO & McNabb have made nice after all these years, but if you’d be a fool to think that this is a truly genuine reunion. The only reason why Terrell Owens is displaying a spirit of reconciliation is because his a$$ wants to get paid. He let his jealousy/immaturity/insecurities get the best of him in Philly and has been kicking himself every since. He and Donovan were awesome together and could have been a dominant force in the league. Instead, TO made himself into a damn minstrel show and got shipped out of Philly. He had problems with Garcia, McNabb, Romo and Edwards (indirect insults still count). There seems to be one common denominator with every conflict involving TO and that’s TO. Perhaps he should continue with his new career as a runway model, because he will never win a Superbowl unless he can win one single-handedly.

  24. *sniff* That’s my QB man…
    T.O. do us all a favor and catch 100 sleeping pills, in your mouth.
    Next question!

  25. Danny18 says:
    February 22, 2010 3:11 PM
    Nice!!! Let’s get him back in Midnight Green! T.O., Desean, Maclin? I like my chances
    Have TO take touches from Desean, Maclin, Avant, Celek, Westbrook/McCoy, Weaver?…um no thanks
    TO would be the #4 WR. Backup WRs play special teams…will TO play special teams. He also would be the #7 option in the offense so he would bitch and moan every week regardless of a win or loss. It would be smarter use the #7 option on Cornelius Ingram. Too fast for S/LB coverage, too big for CB, much softer hands, and a decade younger.

  26. “There’s no way they could have Desean and TO on the same team….Not enough footballs to drop.”
    Fixed.

  27. “Owens apparently has forgotten that it ended on a bad note because he wanted the Eagles to rip up his contract less than a year after he had signed it and, when they refused, he decided to create as many problems as possible in the hopes that the Eagles would eventually dump him.”
    Well it worked, didn’t it? All he wanted was for them to guarantee a roster bonus. They refused, apparently on misguided principle, and watched their team suffer because of those misguided principles. If he’d been asking for extra dollars I’d see their point, but I will never see the point of keeping a malcontent around just because you can. They could have gone 6-10 in ’05 without TO. “Gold standard” my ass, that’s one of the worst front offices in the NFL.

  28. Mcnabbs a cry baby. I wish we would have never drafted him. What a phucking phenomenal let-down of my last ten years of being a fan. He will never win the big one as long as his habitual Fallopian-tube-tying antics are kept around our fair city…

  29. I think you’re taking a leap on this one. As a lawyer, you should know that you can not ass.u.me facts not yet established. Nowhere in the article did you establish that Owens denied responsibility or that he has forgotten what triggered the “bad ending.” Sure, he did not admit responsibility, but he also did not deflect responsibility. He simply stated basic facts…it started well, it didn’t end well. He did not assess blame in any direction.

  30. First of all Eagles if eagles get T.O back we are in a great situation the problem is we dont have a endzone threat at receiver other then celek. T.O would be number 2 receiver over maclin all day so in 3 wr sets you have you tall threat and your speedster and your intermediate I hope and pray T.O comes back as long as Donovan Mctrash leaves.

  31. Translation…..I need a job. Maybe they should reunite. In Buffalo that is. Get McNabb out of here. 11 years of not winning big games is enought for me!!

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