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Friday, November 04, 2005

Talk About It ...
T.O.'s New Remarks Go Too Far?

The one-man blurtfest has done it again. Last night, Eagles wideout Terrell Owens accused the front office of a "lack of class" and "a blatant lie." He agreed the Eagles would be 7-0 if Brett Favre was quarterback. But he still feels more fans love him than hate him.

The comments came in an interview with ESPN's Graham Bensinger. Here are some excerpts. Although the questions are paraphased, the answers are Terrell Owens' words.

If Favre was your QB, would the Eagles be undefeated?
"That's a good assessment. I'd agree with that. ... A number of commentators will say he's a warrior, he's played with injuries. I feel like him being knowledgeable about the quarterback position, I feel like we'd probably be in a better situation." Owens did also say, "If Donovan wasn't hurt our record would probably be better."

Did you expect the team to stop the San Diego game and honor your 100th touchdown?
"They claim to be first-class and the best organization. I just felt it was like an embarrassment. It just shows the lack of class that they had." After saying his publicist was told the team was unaware of the milestone, Owens added: "That was a blatant lie, because had it been somebody else they probably would have pumped fireworks around the stadium."

Should Eagles fans be concerned that you're putting your house up for sale?
"Maybe there is a reason ... It's my house and I can burn it down if I want to."

Do you expect to be back with the Eagles next year?
"I just want to be happy. If it's here then I would love to be here, if not you got to move on. ... If there's a situation where they have a change of heart and come to their senses and pay me what I'm worth, then I'd be more than happy to be here.

"At this time I'm being honest with myself just trying to look toward the future and I just don't see myself really being here. It's not because I don't want to be here but I just don't foresee them doing the necessary things to keep me here."

How do you feel about the fans in Philly?
"I love the Philly fans. I know I've lost some but there are a lot of fans that understand where I'm coming from and they enjoy what I do on the football field. ... I still feel that overall there are more people that love me than hate me."

For more comments about Donovan McNabb and what happened in the loss to Denver, see Inquirer story. See also "T.O. practices, McNabb sits," indicating the receiver is likely to play Sunday despite his earlier ankle complaints. (The picture shows him at practice yesterday. Not sure if he's stretching or doing a Mummers strut.)

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