The Terrell Owens experiment in Seattle is over, and fans of the Seattle Seahawks and the NFL didn’t have to wait until the official first roster cuts on Monday to find out.
On Sunday August 26,, Terrell Owens tweeted:
“I’m no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I’m truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver.”
For all intents and purposes, Owens’ career in the NFL is most likely over. The Seahawks were in desperate need of help at wide receiver, and the unwillingness of head coach Pete Carroll to keep Owens around shows just how ineffective Owens was.
The former All-Pro struggled with drops throughout the latter years of his NFL career and in the 2012 preseason. As a receiver, catching the football is priority No. 1. If Owens can’t do that, then he’s no good to anyone, no matter how fast or in good physical shape he’s in. Owens won’t be a special teams player, so his value to a team even as a role player is limited.
Sidney Rice figures to return as the team’s No. 1.receiver and can be dangerous when healthy. The team will need his leadership and big play ability due to an uncertain quarterback situation. Doug Baldwin should build on an impressive rookie campaign that saw him catch 51 passes for 788 yards and four touchdowns in 2011 and looks like the frontrunner to be the team’s second starter at wideout
Golden Tate will have a say in the matter as well. The third year playmaker out of Notre Dame is electric with the ball in his hands and can be a viable deep threat.
It all translates into no space on the team for an aging receiver with all kinds of question marks surrounding him.
Michael C. Jones is the Editor of Sports Out West. You can follow him on Twitter @MikeJonesTweets.
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