Terrell Owens Will Continue To Struggle without a Hall of Fame QB

Bare KnucksAnalyst IJune 2, 2009

ATLANTA - MARCH 12:  Receiver Terrell Owens of the Buffalo Bills watches the game between the Clemson Tigers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during day one of the 2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 12, 2009 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

We all know and are sick of hearing about Terrell Owens and his ridiculous antics. His stays in both Philadelphia and Dallas have been full of conflict and mudslinging exits.

Despite his incredible physical ability, all but the most desperate teams (yes, Buffalo is desperate) have labeled him not worth the risk.

Is this fair? Is there any one person more responsible than the rest? Are these outbursts just the result of good intentions?

TO and Donovan McNabb had an incredibly public relationship. They had their arguments, their mocking of the media, and, more importantly, their Super Bowl let-down.

They seemed to work through all the conflict until the last straw broke the camel’s back. That last straw was Owens questioning of McNabb’s effort in the Super Bowl.

Donovan (probably the most talented all-around quarterback in the modern era) has never been questioned regarding his quarterbacking skills. What he lacks has always been determined to be his mental strength and ability.

Playing in probably the toughest city for any pro athlete, Philadelphia, where the fans are notorious for letting their own players have it, McNabb has repeatedly been questioned regarding his fortitude.

Was his latest fallacy derived from a lack of self-confidence? Despite his unquestioned ability, did Donovan possess the mental and emotional capabilities to harness the unmatched determination and competitiveness of Terrell Owens?

In steps Jerry Jones, a gun-slinging maverick, and seemingly the spokesman for everything Texan, thought he alone had the capability to harness TO. He must have believed this because his head coach and starting quarterback definitely did not possess this grit.

Everyone knew from day one that Wade Phillips was a big softy. Tony Romo, between his extra point fumbling and pregame Mexican lounging, was clearly not on the level of...

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