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    Terrel Owens- Wants more $$$???

    this kind of crap fires me up!! Hellooooo Douchebag- you signed a freaking huge contract with a huge signing bonus! How can you outperform a $9 million signing bonus?

    from ESPN.com

    Agent: T.O. has 'sub-standard deal'


    Terrell Owens already wants a new contract from the Philadelphia Eagles before he starts his second season with the team.

    Owens, who helped lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl in his first season in Philadelphia, is looking to renegotiate the seven-year deal worth almost $49 million he signed last March.

    "This is not about me being greedy or selfish," Owens told The Philadelphia Inquirer for Thursday's editions. "I was called selfish for trying to come back and play in the Super Bowl. I just want people to think about what they're hearing from all these reports about me being greedy. Just take a moment and look at my stature in the game."

    Owens set team records with 14 touchdown receptions and seven 100-yard games, and finished with 77 catches for 1,200 yards. He broke his leg and severely sprained his right ankle in Week 15 against Dallas, an injury that sidelined him until the Super Bowl.

    Owens defied his doctor's advice by returning to the starting lineup against New England just 6 weeks after ankle surgery, and was Philadelphia's best player on offense. He caught nine passes for 122 yards in the Eagles' 24-21 loss to the Patriots.

    Owens fired longtime agent David Joseph and hired Drew Rosenhaus, who met with Eagles president Joe Banner last week. Last year, Joseph failed to file papers that would have made Owens a free agent from San Francisco. Instead, Owens protested a trade from the 49ers to Baltimore, refused to show up for a physical and eventually the three teams agreed to a trade before an arbitrator could rule on the case.

    Rosenhaus, in an interview with Dan Patrick on the Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio, said Owens was forced to take a "sub-standard deal" with the Eagles.

    "The NFL got him out of the trade [to Baltimore]," Rosenhaus said. "They brokered a deal to the Eagles, but he had to take a sub-standard deal because he had no leverage."

    "Everyone knows my former agent settled for a low-ball number because of my situation last season when Baltimore traded for me," Owens said. "He told me he couldn't get a cent more, knowing I deserved more than they gave me.

    "They used their leverage to strong-arm us because they knew I wanted to leave Baltimore for Philadelphia, and they capitalized on it. I can't go for that now. It's not in me to do that."

    According to Rosenhaus, the contract Owens signed "sounds great on paper, but in the first two years of the deal he is not even in the top ten highest paid receivers in the NFL."

    The playmaking, showboating, brash-talking Owens lived up to his hype in Philadelphia, delivering everything from his innovative touchdown celebrations to his outrageous antics -- including a steamy segment with actress Nicollette Sheridan for an intro to "Monday Night Football."

    "I know I'm a top player in the game, and my current contract doesn't justify that," Owens said. "The fact that I signed this contract, that I'm under contract, doesn't factor into anything when it comes to the National Football League. [The Eagles] can cut me anytime they want to -- even if I'm performing well, I'm healthy and I'm putting up numbers, just because they don't want to pay a player that money.

    Rosenhaus echoed Owens' comments, pointing to teams' ability to part ways with players despite signing them to long-term contracts.

    "He was nothing short of remarkable last year with the Eagles," Rosenhaus told Patrick. "He absolutely outperformed his deal. I've had many players ... [who] have been cut when they underperformed despite having just did a multi-year deal the year before like Hugh Douglas with the Jaguars.

    "... Why can't we say that he outperformed this deal which was done under poor circumstances. What's wrong with that?"

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    If this were a baseball contract then I would agree. Football contracts aren't guaranteed and since a team can release a player without having to pay any of the future base salary I say you get what you can. Look at that wide receiver for the Patriots. He moves to the secondary and loses out on any bonus incentives he could have earned if he stayed at receiver. His reward...released by the team this offseason.

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    True enough Austin, but football also deals with huge signing bonuses to try to address that very problem for star players. TO just cashed one of those checks last year. I don't think Philly is going to budge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Gambler
    Look at that wide receiver for the Patriots. He moves to the secondary and loses out on any bonus incentives he could have earned if he stayed at receiver. His reward...released by the team this offseason.
    The main problem is that he would've counted for over 5 mil towards the cap for this coming year. At his age, it's not a good value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR.
    The main problem is that he would've counted for over 5 mil towards the cap for this coming year. At his age, it's not a good value.
    I have no problem with the team making a business decision as long as they respect a player's right to do the same thing.

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    I'm torn about this situation...

    If TO thought he was worth more... than he shouldn't have signed the contract in the first. To say he's doing this not for himself, but for his family is load of crap. I'll not deny TO being an excellent talent.. and he brought much excitement for Philadelphia... BUT enough with the talk of he is what made Philly do so well and go so far. He was hurt for much of the season.

    On a positive note... Philadelphia is thrilled that Mitchell is gone!

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    I think paying actors and sports figures such big money is stupid. We should be paying our school teachers good money so we can have better education for our children. If teachers had to compete for big contracts like these players do, we would have incredible instructors for our youth.
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    The media created this beast known as TO. The league validated him when they allowed him to go to Philly. Did we really expect him to keep playing and not want more money, more playing time, more control of the free world economy. Sadly, he wants it and he'll probably get it.

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    I was never a 49er fan, but even so, I was tickled pink for them when they had Owens in their rear view mirror.

    If its not the money its going to be something else. He doesn't get the ball enough, he doesn't like the play calling (even on defense).....

    Players like Owens, its all about them, not the team.

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    I think the same about him getting what he wants... however, sports talk radio and/or on the news, Philly says he has a contract and theres no intentions of changing it. So... we sit and wait.

    No matter whats said... TO did make a difference for Philly.

    What ever happens, we're hoping for a win this year. *sighs like every other year*

    Gooooo EAGLES!

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