Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Can Terrell Owens Save The Seahawks?

Pete Carroll the alchemist has added an extremely volatile component to the Seahawks formula. Seattle has signed the much traveled wide receiver Terrell Owens to a one year contract. It is a move that will test the patience, confidence, and trust of the Seattle Seahawk fan base. Whether you love him or hate him there are 3 things you must always remember remember about Pete Carroll.

1. Pete Carroll is a risk taker.
2. Pete Carroll's methods are not conventional.
3. Pete Carroll is a tremendous assessor of talent.

Pete Carroll took a gamble on T.O., but don't think for one second he will allow Owens to ruin all the hard work and progress the Seahawks have made. At his best Terrell will give you 100 catches and 1,000 yards for a season. At his worst Terrell will alienate his teammates, throw his quarterback under the bus, and poison the locker room with his "me first" attitude. Whether you love him or hate him there are 3 things you must always remember about Terrell Owens.

1. Terrell Owens is a physical freak.
2. Terrell Owens is a first ballot Hall of Famer.
3. The same passion that drives him to greatness can cause conflict and turmoil.

I'm not ecstatic about the pick up of Terrell Owens, but I'm not upset about it either. The guy came in off the couch and ran a 4.45 in his workout. Very few people can do that. In addition, this is Terrell's last opportunity to be a professional athlete. Chances are he'll be on his best behavior and won't be a distraction.

On the flip side this is T.O. and you never know what to expect. In the end it's a low risk high reward scenario. If it works out Pete Carroll is a genius. If it fails, Terrell Owens goes back to Dr. Phil to sort things out. If I had to guess which way this thing will go I would choose the latter, but hopefully he is hungry, humble and ready to help the Seahawks anyway he can. Get your popcorn ready!

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