Seahawks taking a real chance on Owens
Northwest Sports Update
A BetOnline.com review of Seattle’s odds for the upcoming season will focus on their offense after picking up Matt Flynn in the offseason, and they have a potentially dangerous set of receivers, although these receivers could also flop. They recently made a huge move to improve that area of the offense, and it could turn out to be the risk of the season.
The Seahawks worked out Terrell Owens and he reportedly blew everyone away, including a 40-yard dash speed of 4.4 when Owens was never known as much of a speedster, even in his prime. Most bookies (read more about bookie services) know all about Owens, who is going to be 39 years old on December 7th and is coming off knee surgery after a torn ACL suffered last offseason. Owens would go on to play eight games for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League that included ownership stake before he was released for not showing up to games and he is now suing the team.
This is where Owens’ signing is really a risk for the Seahawks, because on the field, Owens looks like he can still compete and while he isn’t a first-string receiver anymore, he isn’t a scrub. It is just that Owens can be a pain for everyone he is working with, from coaches to fellow receivers and especially quarterback, no matter what his tearful backing of Tony Romo in Dallas would have you believe (Owens would go on to throw Romo under the bus after leaving Dallas). He has been fined thousands of dollars for touchdown dances, gotten in fistfights with teammates, spit at another players, and there are many other examples for ways that Owens can sink a team’s sport betting odds.
However, Owens has to know that this is his final shot in the NFL and to be honest, he was never really a problem in Cincinnati and Buffalo over his last two seasons. You can be pretty sure that Owens will be on his Ps and Qs this season…or will he? You never know when Owens is going to come out and say something to take attention away from the team and put it solely on himself, and not in a good way, either. Owens is an attention-seeking individual who may have legitimate issues (see an “accidental” painkiller overdose in 2006), and forget about a team’s online sports betting legal odds; a disruptive Owens can kill a locker room.
The Seahawks are still relatively young with a head coach in Pete Carroll that lets players express themselves, and it’s going to be very interesting to see how Seattle treats Owens; their odds at betting sites depend on it.
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