According to the News Tribune's Eric Williams:
[Owens] has a lot to overcome. And the fact that he finished without a catch and a bad drop against Denver is just scratching the surface. He still appears to be the same T.O. who complains when things are not going his way. And Pete Carroll will not put up with that from a fifth or six receiver – see T.J. Houshmandazadeh.
Pete Carroll is notorious for attempting to create legitimate competition at every position, which is why he didn't hesitate to bring in Owens and Braylon Edwards. But, as Williams points out, Carroll is also not afraid to cut his losses when things don't pan out.
Owens hasn't played a meaningful down of NFL football since 2010, when he was with the Cincinnati Bengals. Since then, he had major knee surgery, after which he tried to make ends meet playing for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League.
That didn't work out, and that's putting it mildly. Owens was cut due to his refusal to play in two road games and because he failed to show up to a team appearance at a local children's hospital (h/t ESPN.com).
Obviously, he still hasn't learned that football is a team sport. He still feels that he deserves to be treated differently than everyone else on his team, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
Even at Owens' peak, he was considered to be a pariah—a cancerous player who destroyed locker rooms and killed quarterbacks. Now that his skills have diminished somewhat, he's in the same boat that Chad Johnson found himself in with the Miami Dolphins.
The only way he makes an NFL roster is if he takes some notes from his fellow greybeard, Randy Moss. Moss has taken on a leadership role with the San Francisco 49ers, doesn't complain, stays late to work with Vernon Davis on the jugs machine and has made himself a favorite with the coaching staff (h/t MercuryNews.com).
Will the Seahawks cut TO?
Instead, Owens is apparently still the same old complaining child who still thinks he is God's gift to the NFL. But he's not. The Seahawks are not going to put up with his attitude, and if he keeps insisting on acting like a two-year-old in practice and in games, he's going to be among the first to be cut.
Owens' career in the NFL is finished. He's 38 years old, acts like he's two and isn't performing well enough to overcome his personality problems.
Hasta la vista, hombre.
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