It's been a long time since I've written about Terrell Owens. Too long. Now is the perfect time to revisit Owens impact. He's just had a big game and his legions of fans are in agreement. He just needs to get the ball more. Feed the Beast.
What's wrong with this picture?
Well, for one thing - even though Owens caught 10 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown - the Bengals lost the game. To the Browns. Yes, the Browns. The Cleveland Browns, winners of their 10th game in their last 36 tries. But hey, the Beast was fed. Now he'll want to be fed more.
The one thing Owens apologists like to point out when they defend his idiotic behavior is that he "just wants to win." Funny how he only gets upset when he doesn't catch many passes. He wasn't upset after losing to the Browns. His last big game, for the Bills, was eerily similar to this one. 9 catches, 197 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 point loss. I couldn't find a game report, but I doubt Owens was throwing a fit after that game. the Beast was fed.
It's all downhill from here. the next time the Bengals lose, Owens will say he didn't get the ball enough. Feed the Beast.
"Look what I did against Cleveland," he will say, conveniently leaving out the "even though we lost" part.
It happened in San Francisco. It happened in Philadelphia. It happened in Dallas.It will happen in Cincinnati. the Beast has been fed. And he's still hungry.