Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Maybe the Boost Worked

According to the Kansas City Star the Chiefs may be interested in soon-to-be former Eagles wide receiver for the 2006-07 season. They join the short list of publicly announced interested teams in Owens.

Judging by his Boost Mobile commercials and short forced interviews I'd say that Owens, as a person, hasn't changed all that much. Herm Edwards is known as "team oriented" coach and the Chiefs would hope Edwards would be able to knock some sense into TO.

Still, when he wants to be, Owens is the most explosive wide out in the game. He's just been a huge jerk at every stop along the way. However, even if Owens does find a home and puts up the type of numbers we've become accustomed to from him for the rest of his career, when it comes down to a hall-of-fame vote, don't pencil him just yet. Hall of Fame voters in every sport remember this sort of stuff. Jim Rice. Joey, uh, I mean, Albert Belle (even though I don't think he necessarily deserves to be in the hall with his numbers alone), even Michael Irvin to some extent. These are just a few examples of guys who let a somewhat checkered off-the field persona compromise their accomplishments on game day. Attitude has a little something to do with getting the extra push certain players need to get into the hall. If TO never wears a ring, continuing to go from team to team, getting suspended for throwing teammates under the bus, questioning his quarterbacks' sexual orientations and ability to perform when the game is on the line, and other things of that nature he'll have a difficult time getting into the Hall in the future.

Good luck Herm.

Until Next Time...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be honest. If anyone can turn this jerk around, it's Herm Edwards. When that man speaks, players listen.

9:52 AM  

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