At one point in the past, Terrell Owens venting about his team's incompetence would have been worth a live ESPN break-in, 72-point font, and a week of overheated sports radio discussion. Now, with Owens in the twilight of his career and his team, the Bengals, becoming the first NFL team to give up a 17 point halftime lead and lose by 18, Owens speaking his mind isn't a big deal: it's just sort of sad and true.â†µ
Owens: "Let me look you in the eyes and emphasize -- we are terrible." #bengalsâ†µ
That's an observation, not an indictment, and it's inarguable: the Bengals are 2-8, have lost seven straight games, and have managed to lose after both holding a 17-point halftime deficit and and taking the lead after facing a 21-point halftime deficit this season. There are few better words for the Bengals' plight than terrible.â†µ
And if Owens is this good at diagnosing football teams, shouldn't he consider seriously pursuing a broadcasting career after football?