Posted May 05, 2013

Terrell Owens wants to play for Patriots: ‘That’s a no-brainer’

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Terrell Owens said he would be interested in joining the Patriots, who don't appear to have interest. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Terrell Owens said he would be interested in joining the Patriots, who don’t appear to have interest. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Though it seems unlikely the New England Patriots would have any corresponding interest in him, embattled wide receiver Terrell Owens said it would be a “no-brainer” to potentially join forces with quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.

“I think that’s a no-brainer,” Owens said in a recent interview with BlindsideFootball.com. “You look at what they’ve done over the years. Under the tutelage of Tom and Coach Belichick [sic], I think the sky would be the limit in terms of what I’d be able to do. Considering my body of work and my history of playing the game.”

Last month, Owens worked out with Brady in Los Angeles, and speculation popped up that the Patriots could turn to Owens to fill a void at the receiver position.

But the Patriots said back then that the team had no interest in Owens, and even Owens seemed to downplay the workout in the recent interview.

“We happened to be on the same field at the same time and it obviously created a big buzz with the two of us being on the field throwing the football around,” Owens told BlindsideFootball. “There was really nothing organized about it as far as me trying to get with the Patriots or him pursuing me or anything like that. It just happened to be us being out there on the same field at the same time.”

Owens hasn’t played in the NFL for two full seasons. His last NFL stint came before the 2012 season, when he was released by the Seattle Seahawks. But he has not appeared in an NFL game since 2010.

Owens recently made his debut as a semi-professional bowler.


9 comments
RobertSmith
RobertSmith

Only if the Pats have no brain would they sign up this "no brainer".  

Samson61
Samson61

Some dudes don't know when its their time to go.

Jean
Jean

I hope TO is given the opportunity to redeem himself. If a Doper lak honey bear can be on a team--nuff said.

DrRobb
DrRobb

As Marco puts it ... he's still about "I" and "my" ... he says "they" as if he considers the Pats to serve as a vehicle for his performance.

 

And don't get me started oh his "body of work and ... history of playing the game." It's not that remarkable. If he ever does get into the HOF I guarantee more people will be scratching their heads in bewilderment than nodding them in agreement..

Marco2
Marco2

"in terms of what I’d be able to do. Considering my body of work and my history"  is my reason why a team focused organization like the Patriots will not want Owens.

Andrés
Andrés

It's a no-brainer: he stinks.

RobertM
RobertM

 @Samson61 Why would it be his time to go? I would bet that he is still better than 20-30% of all receivers in the league. He may not be a #1 but a 3rd or 4th for sure I would believe.

RobertM
RobertM

 @DrRobb You are a hater and a loser. The man is a HOF player period and without question based on his career stats and actual play on the field. What have you ever done in your life? How do you get any of the "I" crap you are talking about from the above article? He answered a set of questions and the above is edited. Get a life dude and stop hating. If he is in shape his size and skills are ridiculous. You probably never even played football in high school let alone college or professionally.

RobertM
RobertM

 @Marco2 I would agree that his chemistry and attitude performance track records will likely be the reasons that he will not get a job with any team. Especially the Patriots.