posted on Aug, 29 2006 @ 03:29 PM
I'm actually of the view Owens will play it straight this year, put up big numbers, make the Pro Bowl (no predictions here re Super Bowl), and
co-exist pretty well with Big Tuna, because whatever else Owens is (you name it--I actually hate the guy quite a bit worse than Bonds, and I believe
he, too, is a PED cheat), he's not stupid. He knows that if Tuna can't get him to use his immense talent and stop acting like a gang-banging,
endlessly self-promoting PUNK, nobody can. And he knows that will be his legacy if he blows it this year.
But there is a tide, and all that, and I don't think Owens can last more than a year. About the time Parcells gets to telling Jones (whom I also
loathe) that he's too old and unhealthy for the aggravation, Jones will invoke the stern, broad misconduct clauses which YOU KNOW he had included in
Owens' contract. And Owens' @ss will be on the next train out of town, probably to seek employment with Al Davis, because nobody else will have him
after he fails under Tuna, the appealing reasoning being, "If Tuna couldn't do it, why should I think I can?"