Under Fire: Terrell Owens

Daniel MaderContributor IJuly 5, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 28:  Terrell Owens #81 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 28, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Many players will be feeling the heat in the upcoming NFL season, but no one is more under fire than Terrell Owens.

Is he mentally insane? Is he just a plain moron? Or is it just about face time? Who knows? Only TO can answer that. 

There is only one thing that is certain about TO. He will always be remembered as one of the most loud-mouthed, obnoxious, unsportsmanlike players to ever play the game.

Whether be in the NFL or any other sport, no one player has caused as much team chemistry destruction as TO.

Yet, no matter what he does he always seems to find work because of his star status.

Owens is a talented player, not a great player. A great player has the entire package of not just being talented, but will put the team ahead of themselves for the betterment of the team rather than making sure their voice is heard.

Now, if TO is smart, and I realize that's a stretch, he will realize his voice has to be kept quiet this year if he cares about his future as well as his stardom.

Terrel signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo, which was the smartest move the Bills could've done. This signing gives the Bills leverage, where, if TO does TO things, then they can get rid of him at the end of the season.

If he does play to his potential without causing a scene the Bills may have one of the best offenses heading in to this season.

For TO this may be his last shot to keep teams interested in him. He is 35 years old and still hasn't grown up.

Be a veteran!

Share knowledge and help build your teammates up to be better. Don't tear apart your quarterback because he doesn't throw you the ball in triple coverage.

As a General Manager, when you sign a 35-year-old, you are signing a guy who will hopefully be a tutor for your young players and show how to be a good teammate, not just give you production on the field.

TO in his vast experience doesn't necessarily bring role model capabilities to the table. I'm not saying he doesn't teach the young kids anything, but as far as being a good teammate, well that one makes me chuckle. 

If he does anything in the locker room or toward young Trent Edwards in a negative pretense, no team will give TO a chance next year, except maybe the senile AL Davis.

TO has one year left to prove he is still worth something more than a migraine combined with hemorrhoids. TO has great production but it may take that and more for teams to think about giving him a longer term contract one last time.

The pressure is all on him and the media will be right there waiting, watching, and listening.

TO is under fire.