Usually I wait for a more reliable source on Twitter, so I can give you Adam Schefter:
Filed to ESPN: Terrell Owens reached agreement with Bengals on a one-year, $2 million deal that includes another $2 million in incentives.
I have a HUGE soft spot for the Bengals, so I do really want this to work out for them despite my general dislike of Owens, but unless Carson Palmer makes a HUGE rebound or Cedric Benson keeps defying all reasonable logic, this isn't going to matter one or another.
It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects. "Well. Shit." -hansen9j Let's Go Riders! (3-1, T-1st West Division)
TO hasn't ever been arrested, right? He is just a self absorbed, grandstanding, me first, spoiled athlete. And he is not good for the locker room. And he hates his QB. And he has never won anything in his career. And what was my point again? Oh yeah, none of that is illegal.
That said, there is a part of me that sees this long period of time where nobody wanted him working in the Bengals favor. Could the combination of a motivated (big if) TO and Ocho wordoftheday pay big dividends? Wait and see I guess. Should make for some interesting tweets for sure.
Originally posted by StingArmyI know which team I'm playing with online on Madden 11!
I know which receiver I won't Fantasy draft even if I had a gun to my head.
Now I'm definitely no T.O. fan, but for all the people expecting T.O. to cause chaos and implode the Bengals (I hope he does), I don't remember him causing any problems with Buffalo last season. Am I wrong on this?
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill
So, what's the over/under on when TO & Ochocinco have a bitchslap fight over which one of their 'reality' shows is worse? I say week 6, when TO realizes that the Bengals are overrated (seriously, does no one else see how they got exposed against the Jets at the end of last year?) and starts freaking over yet another lost year trying to one-up McNabb, Garcia, Romo, and others he has burned.
I guess I am in the minority and think he'll do better than expected. Say what you will about his locker room presence, he's a great run blocker, still has decent speed, has always had the hands, and has a desire to win. I doubt Palmer will take his shit if he starts to get out of line and I am sure Marvin Lewis will be able to figure out how to keep him on the same page as teh rest of the team.
Originally posted by KevintripodNow I'm definitely no T.O. fan, but for all the people expecting T.O. to cause chaos and implode the Bengals (I hope he does), I don't remember him causing any problems with Buffalo last season. Am I wrong on this?
Year two tends to be when the problems start with TO so he didn't hang around long enough. And he tends to fall out with Pro-Bowlers on offence, of which there aren't many in Buffalo these days.
That said and as much as I think he's a complete douche-nozzle, I doubt he'll cause many problems in Cincinatti, but I also don't see them making the playoffs. Shame though. I used to have a soft spot for the Bengals but I'm now duty-bound to hate them until TO departs.
At the risk of continuing the gay theme, you may think he's an ass, but damnit he's OUR ass and we love 'im. And if Lewis is that intent on knocking him out I look forward to seeing him line up in the secondary come Halloween.