Terrell Owens: Confused Mouth of Mystery

Terrell Owens: Confused Mouth of Mystery

If you follow the Eagles at all, and listen to Sports Radio in Philadelphia at all over the past few days, you know Terrell has been running his mouth again.  All he cares about is his family.  He wants to be able to take care of his family.  If he sits out, he does nothing but lose money.  The Eagles could take back roughly 1.8 million of his original signing bonus on top of the 200 and some Gs per game he misses.  How is that going to help his family?

There is an article in today's Daily News by Les Bowen with some quotes from T.O.'s recent charity event:

"To be honest, it's been stressful,"
Owens said, when asked about his offseason. "I just want to get a
message out to people, and I hope they really understand what I'm about
to say, because, before there was football, there was my family. It
doesn't really matter what anyone says about me critically, whether
it's coaches, the media, teammates who I thought were my friends, it
doesn't really matter. Because I can leave this game right now.

Ok, Terrell, leave this game right now.. then how the hell are you going to take care of your family?  Is he really that ignorant?  He lost me on this whole situation.  I don't understand what he is talking about.  And why is he attacking teammates again?

They
won't care about me. At the end of the day, these are the people that I
love. These are the people that are going to be there for me. So it
doesn't really matter. I don't have to play for the Eagles.

"Anybody that I play for, I'm going to play 100 percent, I give 'em
100 percent. I gave San Francisco 100 percent. I gave the Eagles 100
percent. When I got hurt, I rehabbed 100 percent. All I'm trying to do
now is just - you know, they know the situation. Just give me what I
deserve. I'm one of the top players in the game. That's all I ask. And
if they don't want to do that, that's fine."

The reporters never got to find out why not revising his contract
would be "fine," whether the next sentence would be, "Then they can
just trade me to a team that will," or, much less likely, "What the
heck, I'll show up for training camp anyway and make a good-faith
effort to change their mind."

Owens' main publicist, Kita Williams, cut off his answer, decreeing
that the remainder of the session would be devoted to questions about
the charity event.

I don't necessarily have a problem with T.O. asking for more money, I just think the logic he is using to defend himself is.. illogical.

 

Temple's youth shows again as lead slips away late in loss to UConn

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Temple's youth shows again as lead slips away late in loss to UConn

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Temple’s Sunday tilt with UConn at the Liacouras Center was the embodiment of a young team trying to find its way.

The Owls had a double-digit lead against one of the hottest teams in the nation, thanks in part to their young guys producing in pivotal moments in the game.

However, the inability to finish cost Temple again, as the Owls allowed Jalen Adams to convert a reverse layup with 2.9 seconds remaining in a 64-63 loss to the Huskies (see Instant Replay).

“It’s hard,” Temple Head Coach Fran Dunphy said after the loss. “We have two of these now. We have Tulsa (70-68 on Jan. 14) and Connecticut at the buzzer at home. There’s not a lot to say.

“If we all make one better decision, including me, whether it’s a defensive set, a substitution or whatever. They hold onto the ball, they get a rebound, they make a shot, whatever it happens to be. We all make one better decision and we’re coming away with two great wins in Tulsa and UConn and not sitting here after two tough losses.”

After UConn hit a three to tie the game at 60, Temple freshman Quinton Rose made a huge three-pointer of his own to put the Owls back up 63-60 with 2:32 left in the game.

With Temple (14-14, 5-10 AAC) still clinging to a three-point lead, sophomore Shizz Alston, Jr. came up with a huge offensive rebound, only to turn it over with 1:08 left on the clock. Adams came up with the steal and raced up the court, but was fouled by Rose while attempting a dunk.

Following Adams’ two makes at the free-throw line, Temple’s lead was trimmed to just 63-62. On the ensuing possession, senior Daniel Dingle was fouled by UConn guard Rodney Purvis.

Dingle missed the front end of a one-and-one set at the line, which set the stage for Adams’ acrobatic shot to give the Huskies (14-12, 9-5 AAC) their seventh win in the last eight games.

“We knew they were going to come off that high ball screen with Adams,” Dunphy said. “We needed to sit down and keep him in front of us. One guy could have helped a little bit more than he did. It would have been a drive and kick for an open jumper, but it would have been better than [a layup]. The other guy just needs to sit down on that play and keep Adams in front of him, but we knew that ball screen was coming.”

“I honestly thought the ball was going to Purvis because he made the last three shots, so I did my best to deny him,” Dingle said. “[Adams] did a fantastic move.”

Things had been going Temple’s way for a majority of the night. The Owls led for the vast majority of game time thanks in part to 5 of 9 shooting from three in the first half, which gave them a 35-29 halftime lead. The lead increased to 56-46 with 8:29 left in the contest.

Dingle’s all-around play and leadership helped push Temple ahead. Freshmen Damien Moore and Alani Moore II combined for 22 points on 9 of 10 shooting.

However, the Owls went cold late. Temple made only 2 of 12 three-point shots in the second half.

UConn's day went in the opposite direction as the Huskies shot a blistering 54.2 percent in the second half and 62.5 percent from downtown. Purvis poured in 13 of his game-high 18 after intermission.

“The younger guys are doing very well,” said Dingle, who finished with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists. “We’re going to learn how to win. They’re doing a great job. It just so happens that we let one get away again.”

The Owls have made close defeats a habit. Sunday marked their fifth loss this season by five points or less.

These type of losses are the reason why Temple is in the eighth spot in the American Athletic Conference. With three regular-season games left and the AAC conference tournament quickly approaching, this Temple team, which holds victories over No. 9 West Virginia and No. 17 Florida State, will need to start showing the same promise it had earlier in the season to keep alive any dreams of dancing in the NCAA Tournament.

“I definitely talk to the guys about having that sense of urgency,” Dingle said. “For me, time is running out, so that’s the sense of urgency I’ve got. We’ve got to get there as a whole. I say that in the huddle, ‘We’ve got to get there.’ I remember being a freshman to now I’m in my fifth year. Time is not waiting, so every game we’ve got to go out there and play like it’s our last.

“The sense of urgency I think is all right but it has to increase. In order for us to get an opportunity to play in the NCAA [Tournament] – that’s something I want to do and I know the team wants bad for us as a whole and definitely for the seniors. Coach talks about the sense of urgency has to pick up.”

Future Eagle (?) Latavius Murray posts workout with Carson Wentz on Instagram

Future Eagle (?) Latavius Murray posts workout with Carson Wentz on Instagram

Could the Eagles be interested in signing another top free agent running back named Murray?

No, not that guy. 

Oakland/Los Angeles/Las Vegas Raiders running back Latavius Murray.

Murray posted a picture on Instagram of the soon-to-be free agent working out with Carson Wentz with the caption "im just here to help."

"im just here to help"

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It's no surprise the Eagles can stand to upgrade their running back corps this offseason — as several mock drafts have suggested. Could Murray be the answer?