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sling58
10-11-2007, 01:51 PM
This is not like TO to be quiet. Has he turned into a team player?

IRVING, Texas -- A new tactic for Terrell Owens (http://www.nfl.com/players/terrellowens/profile?id=OWE755129): Instead of talking, he wrote a note.
Even Owens apparently knows the Dallas Cowboys (http://www.nfl.com/teams/dallascowboys/profile?team=DAL)' game Sunday against New England, a pair of 5-0 teams and multiple Super Bowl winners, doesn't need any extra hype.
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/10/53.jpgEliot J. Schechter / Getty ImagesTerrell Owens suggests fans have a tasty snack handy for Sunday's show in Dallas.

5-0 vs. 5-0 a real rarity (http://www.profootballhof.com/history/story.jsp?story_id=2571)
Video: Eisen, Davis on showdown (http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d8031fec5)
Video: Belichick on Cowboys (http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d803238fd)
Nor does Tom Brady (http://www.nfl.com/players/tombrady/profile?id=BRA371156) vs. Tony Romo (http://www.nfl.com/players/tonyromo/profile?id=ROM787981), and more interestingly, Owens vs. Randy Moss (http://www.nfl.com/players/randymoss/profile?id=MOS699912) in a matchup of the league's highest-scoring offenses.
In place of the usually talkative receiver, reporters found at Owens' locker Wednesday a nearly poster-sized, typewritten note:
"Dear Reporters,
"Due to the magnitude of this week's game and high volume of questions for the Original 81 about the other 81. I will be taking all questions immediately following Sunday's game.
"Sincerely, (followed by Owens' signature)
"p.s. Getcha Popcorn Ready."
The "other 81" was an obvious reference to Moss, the controversial five-time Pro Bowl receiver who after two difficult years in Oakland is flourishing in his first season with the Patriots.
Owens' postscript referred to his "get your popcorn ready" comment made when he signed with the Cowboys in the summer of 2006 - before he caught an NFL-high 13 TDs in his Dallas debut. Owens has 21 catches for 387 yards and three TDs this season.
"I think he's pretty focused. We don't want to give them any bulletin-board material," tight end Jason Witten (http://www.nfl.com/players/jasonwitten/profile?id=WIT559021) said. "There's enough said. We all know what the challenge is. ... He's staying focused. He's anxious, excited about the challenge."
Moss is tied for the NFL lead with seven touchdown catches and has a league-high 551 yards (on 34 catches), even after being sidelined much of training camp with a hamstring injury - similar to Owens' first camp with the Cowboys last year.
While Owens wasn't in the locker room, he was at practice, an unusual Wednesday workout with players in shorts without pads or helmets.


During the open locker room period, several of Owens' teammates stopped and read the note, then walked away smiling.
"It was funny reading it," Chris Canty (http://www.nfl.com/players/chriscanty/profile?id=CAN796581) said. "That's T.O. being T.O. You've got to love that guy. "plus, they saw bigger messages in Owens' short statement.
"He's going to show it on the field. ... The talk is over. Now it's all about getting prepared and trying to get a win," DeMarcus Ware (http://www.nfl.com/players/demarcusware/profile?id=WAR350675) said.
"Anytime it's a big game, you guys (reporters) get on that guy pretty good and look for a sound byte," Marcus Spears (http://www.nfl.com/players/marcusspears/profile?id=SPE097918) said. "He's taking a different road. he's letting 5-0 speak for him right now."
When reporters crowded around quarterback Tony Romo, whose locker is in a different area of the room, they asked him about Owens' sign.
"I think it's interesting," Romo initially responded. "What is it?"
After being told, Romo quipped, "I may do that, too."

rbedgood
10-11-2007, 01:54 PM
TO dropping that note on the reporters at the beginning of the week is funny to me...no way can I imagine him being silent for that many consecutive days. I have to think he'll slip up and drop a quote or ten.

sling58
10-11-2007, 02:01 PM
TO dropping that note on the reporters at the beginning of the week is funny to me...no way can I imagine him being silent for that many consecutive days. I have to think he'll slip up and drop a quote or ten.

Or more probably. Him being quite is like Paris Hilton not driving drunk, just can't happen.

rbedgood
10-11-2007, 02:06 PM
Or more probably. Him being quite is like Paris Hilton not driving drunk, just can't happen.

There's a good poll, which will happen first

Paris Hilton's next DUI
Paris Hilton's next explicit video tape
Terrell Owen's next suspension

sling58
10-11-2007, 02:37 PM
There's a good poll, which will happen first

Paris Hilton's next DUI
Paris Hilton's next explicit video tape
Terrell Owen's next suspension

He has been good this year so i will have to go with Pria getting another DUI

hermhater
10-11-2007, 04:54 PM
I think T.O. is embarrassed after last years "attempted suicide" coverage, and is doing whatever it takes to be a team player and let the focus be on the QB.

That is what it took apparently to shut him up.

I still think the spygate camera ball move was hilarious!