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February 09, 2012

In saying he can still play in the league, Terrell Owens cites supbar play of 49ers, Ravens receivers

At 38, receiver Terrell Owens believes he can still play in the NFL.

Never mind that no team signed him in 2011 after he recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He said teams stayed away from him for other reasons and paid for it.

Owens pointed out the 49ers and Ravens who lost in the NFC and AFC championship games respectively as teams who could have used his services.

He hopes his presence with the Allen Wranglers of the indoor football league shows general managers around the league how bad he wants to play and that he is a changed man.

“I’m not using it as a route to get back in the NFL,” Owens said. “I know I can play. That’s not even a question that I can play. You look at the NFC Championship and the AFC Championship. You look at those games, especially the NFC championship. Their starting receiving corps had one catch for three yards. You look at the AFC championship. The Baltimore Ravens the past two years brought in two guys they thought could get the job done. It comes down to crucial catches and they didn’t make those catches. So I am definitely aware of my talents. I have never been shy of confidence. For whatever reason, I didn’t play this year. That doesn’t mean I can’t play the game. Everybody knows I’m in great shape. It’s just a matter of getting the opportunity.”

The Ravens receivers Owens is talking about are Lee Evans and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who both had huge drops in playoff losses in 2011 and 2010 respectively.

And yes the 49ers had only one catch for three yards from receiver Michael Crabtree. He also had several drops in the playoffs.

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I wish he would have stayed in Dallas and here's why. His stats are far better than any wide receiver we have. Why, because he knows how to play the game. Reason being he has been coached by some of the best and he has a chip on his shoulder. What I mean he has confidence and no matter who u put on him he we will find a way to win. All of the media hype is just what it is. I like people who tell it like it is, now a lot of people don't like it, and don't understand it but its not being arrogant its being real about the way u see things. He was there the media heard about it now u be the judge. But until we have a reciever who score 38 td's in three years just shut up and watch.

He did better last season under a horrible Carson Papmer than Dez did this season. Look at the stats.

Nobody has come close to replacing him. He had 38 TDs in three years with Dallas.

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Last T.O. the Psycho looked like someone PUNCHED him in his left eye all swole

As an Athlete you can not force people to revile you then blame them for doing so

You can only pull that of with kids

Adults can put it together in their mind

Sorry T.O. don't go away mad

Just go away

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