On November 5th Prisco wrote an article ( http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9029529
) ripping T.O. for his actions on the Eagles
Prisco wrote â€śI was one of the last holdouts, one of the few in the media who actually stood up for Terrell Owens.
That's because deep down, I really don't think he's that bad a guy. No more will I defend him. That's over. Finished.â€ť
He went to state
â€śNo control means no chance to win.â€ť
With TOâ€™s suspension â€śThere was a cancer removed from this locker room.â€ť
â€śOwens will be a free agent next spring. But who is bold enough to take a chance on him tearing up their locker room?â€ť
It took a little over 5 months for Prisco to change his tune. On March 18th, after TO signed with the Cowboys, Prisco wrote (http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9318377
) who it was a great move by the Cowboys.
â€śLike I've said in the past, Owens isn't nearly as bad a guy as he's been portrayed. He's different, selfish, odd, opinionated, ego-centric and a bunch of other things that won't exactly make him the greatest locker-room presence.
But he isn't bad. You don't hear of him on any Love Boat excursions. You don't hear him beating his wife or getting arrested for DUI.â€ť
Sure, he will help undermine a coaches authority, refuse to talk to his QB and Offensive Coordinator and help tear a locker room to pieces but because he does not beat women or drink and drive he â€śreally isnâ€™t a bad guyâ€ť!
Per Prisco â€śParcells can handleâ€ť him. This is the same Parcells that had a jersey thrown in his face by the legendary Antonio Bryant. Parcell is a future hall of famer but he does not have the same weight he had ten years ago. Parcells has not won a Super Bowl in over 15 years and has not led a team to one since 1995. From 1993 â€“2005 he has coached 10 seasons and has compiled a record of 86-74. Not exactly earth shattering. IN those 10 seasons he has been to playoffs 4 times with a playoff record if 3-4. Again, nothing to brag about. Do you really think that TO will not go off on Parcells? Please.
Prisco goes on to say â€śWhen talking to an NFL head coach who was in need of a receiver, I asked him about Owens.
"Not a chance," he said. "That guy will tear down the locker room."
Shouldn't the coach be able to handle that? Shouldn't veterans be above his public comments?â€ť
So, in November, TO was to blame but come March the Andy Reid and the Eagles â€“ a team filled with Veterans like McNabb, Dawkins, Trotter and Kearse â€“ were to blame. I guess they were just to sensitive to the â€śnot a bad guyâ€ť TO.
Owens is a jerk. He always will be a jerk and the Cowboys will regret this the minute Drew Bledsoe misses a wide open TO and TO blows a gasket.