If Owens Says They're Wrong, The San Diego Chargers Have Got To Be Right

Ian PhilipAnalyst IIIAugust 9, 2009

DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 15:  Wide receiver Terrell Owens #81 of the Dallas Cowboys during a post game interview at Texas Stadium on September 15, 2008 in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Terrell was simply voicing his opinion, so I don't blame the man for his thoughts. However, if Owens thinks that the Chargers fining Antonio Cromartie for popping off on Twitter is wrong, the Bolts have got to be right.

"I think it's ridiculous," Owens told reporters on Friday.

"You know you're going to get my honest opinion about it, and for someone to get fined $2,500 dollars because he tweeted that the cafeteria food is bad, then maybe they need to change it, you know?

"I mean, that's just his opinion, and I feel him. I think across the board with a lot of teams we've been in camp situation and the food always kind of starts off good and tapers off somewhere along the way, so what's wrong with that? Voicing your opinion is no different than saying practice is too hard."

Voicing your opinion? Practice is too hard? That is why a guy like Owens doesn't fit into a winning organization like the Chargers very long before being run out of town on a rail.

The Chargers thrive off of high character guys like Quentin Jammer, Philip Rivers, LaDainian Tomlinson, and, yes, Shawne Merriman. 

The man who gave up eighteen catches to Brandon Marshall and then tried to blame Marge the Lunch Lady for it needs to shut up and play.

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According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribue:

After perceiving that cornerback Antonio Cromartie had dogged it on a play, Merriman yelled at the cornerback. When Cromartie yelled back, according to sources, Merriman shot back at Cromartie that he wanted to win a Super Bowl and Cromartie better get on board.

Only days before Cromartie was slapped with a $2,500 fine for claiming that the "nasty" cafeteria food may be the reason the Chargers haven't made it to the Super Bowl (as opposed to his lousy pass defense against the Steelers, Broncos, Colts, Panthers, Falcons, and so on) John from boltfromtheblue.com had this to say:

HOLD ON.  I need to interject here.  Somebody needs to tell Antonio that he's costing himself money with his Twitter account.  Right now he's posting non-stop about Mike Vick, and he's siding with the guy!  Let the man prove that prison has changed him before you proclaim him a new man.  Before this Vick mess, Cro has used his Twitter account to fight  show off his diet of greasy food (Popeye's, Roscoe's, Cheesecake Factory), admitted to some criminal activity from his high school days (put sugar in a teacher's gas tank, robbed 3 people, threatened a teacher, maybe sold drugs) and admitted to getting into FSU without ever taking a foreign language.  Slow down Cro!  Although....I do like that he's coming to camp with a mohawk.

When you add this to the fact that the man has seven kids in five states(!) and he has the blessing of one of the most divisive personalities in NFL history, the Bolts were definitely right to hand down a fine for criticizing the team.

Could you see Shawne Merriman, LaDainian Tomlinson, Philip Rivers, the departed Drew Brees, or Quentin Jammer behaving in this manner?

The man is out of control and if the fine helps him grow up a little (highly doubtful), he is paying the team for a service. Owens may never understand putting the team first, but that is what the Bolts are all about. 

Honestly though, this is nothing that 14 interceptions or so can't fix.

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