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Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson
Published on November 5, 2005 By historyishere In Football
In the past few days, I've watched videos from two different wideouts... Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson, and despite some similarities in talents, I notice a stark contrast between them in attitude and team spirit. This isn't about things like the sharpie or the pepto-bismal.... it is more about their attitude about the game.

Eagle Terrell Owens, as of the moment has been suspended for bad-mouthing his team and fellow players in an ESPN interview, and this is not the first time he has been guilty of doing it. He has been a troublemaker for quite a few years, and he doesn't come off as a very good team player. He also doesn't seem to have joy in playing... which makes me wonder about him.

Meanwhile, on NFL.com, Bengal Chad Johnson had a longer interview this week on the BengalCam, and while being a showboater, was very positive about not only his team and teammates, but also of his fellow wideouts, and the people he would be facing in the Raven secondary(so there was no Pepto sent out to anyone in the Baltimore organization). I am sure he has said a few things publicly that I don't know about, but for the most part, he seems like an ebullient and generally happy player. He genuinely seems to enjoy playing Football.

Of course, the argument can be made that ESPN set Terrell Owens up to say things against his teammates while the interview on the NFL network with Johnson was a little harder to go negative on. But if I had to chose based on what I've seen, I would rather have a player like Chad Johnson on my team than one like T.O. and I am probably not alone.

Comments (Page 2)
on Nov 07, 2005
Holy TO! After tanking it to Washington, I thought they would try to patch it up!


I like the move myself... as many sports writers have said, it is something they should have done earlier in the year.

next stop? Raiders! They get all the bad boys!


Good god... a team with Randy Moss and Terrell Owens... that would be scary. Two egos that big should not exist in the same division, let alone on the same team.
on Nov 07, 2005

Good god... a team with Randy Moss and Terrell Owens... that would be scary. Two egos that big should not exist in the same division, let alone on the same team.

Remember Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes?

on Nov 08, 2005
--Remember Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes?--

Very good cornerbacks .. everytime I think of Lester Hayes I always think of how much stick'em he would wear on himself. One time he intercepted a ball that he didn't even see, the ball was deflected and hit him right in the numbers, and with all the stick'em it stuck to it. It was hilarious.
on Nov 08, 2005
Owens summoned police to his house in Moorestown, N.J., late Monday because there were some people on his property. Owens said he wanted to be left alone, had no comment and would contact the news media when he did want to speak, police at the scene said.

Later, two pizzas were delivered to Owens' home. Someone answered the door -- not Owens -- and gave deliveryman James McDevitt a $5 tip. McDevitt said he left the tip on the door step.


That part in bold is the kicker there... I LOVE that!
on Nov 08, 2005

Very good cornerbacks .. everytime I think of Lester Hayes I always think of how much stick'em he would wear on himself. One time he intercepted a ball that he didn't even see, the ball was deflected and hit him right in the numbers, and with all the stick'em it stuck to it. It was hilarious.

Yea, that was hilarious!  He is the reason they outlawed the stuff!

on Nov 08, 2005
Some lunatic will take a chance on Owens

There was one team on that list when I saw it that just clicked and made me think that it was actually possible. Atlanta was one of the possibilities, and for the right price I could almost see him playing there.

This morning I remembered something odd too... my first season in Madden 2005(I think that it was the first year they had player personalities), T.O. played 11 games with the Eagles(and I don't remember him getting hurt) and he ended up back on the free agency market after his first year. Jacksonville took a chance on him. I guess gaming is stranger than fiction sometimes.

Yea, that was hilarious! He is the reason they outlawed the stuff!


I gotta see that film!
on Nov 08, 2005
EDIT: I just read that Philly has officially decided to boot T.O. for the rest of the season.


Looks like they invoked the "Keyshawn" rule! Good for them!
on Nov 08, 2005
Looks like they invoked the "Keyshawn" rule! Good for them!


Apt comparison!
on Nov 21, 2005
SI's got the same idea as me

I guess it needed to be said.
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