The tornado that is Terrell Owens has ripped through San Francisco, Philadelphia and Dallas leaving all three locker rooms in disarray. Owens has a thing for not only destroying a team’s chemistry as soon as he walks into the locker room but also fractures his relationships with the quarterbacks he has played with. While with the 49ers T.O. basically said he thought quarterback Jeff Garcia was a homosexual. His time ended with the Eagles after a string of incidents with quarterback Donavan McNabb and the Eagles organization. After the Eagles Super Bowl loss T.O. said he “wasn’t the guy who got tired in the Super Bowl” which many thought was directed to McNabb as the Eagles lost to the Patriots. T.O. wanted a new contract after his first season and threaten to sit out training camp while he worked out in his driveway for the media. Owens reported to training camp on time but after more controversy he was suspended four games without pay and then deactivated for the rest of the season by the Eagles late in the 2005 season. T.O. was released following the season and signed with the Cowboys. The wrecking ball that is Owens continued in Dallas as he had success with the team but could not keep his mouth shut as he fought and questioned how quarterback Tony Romo’s play was affecting the teams and his performance. When he didn’t get as many looks as he wanted last season T.O. lashed out against Romo, tight end Jason Witten and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett saying they were designing plays not to go to him.
Karma started to become an issue for Owens when he was released by the Cowboys this past off-season. T.O. claimed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones assured him that he would remain part of the team and he was blindsided by the release. T.O. has also made other people the scapegoat even when it was clear that he was the problem on the team and remained a cancer if he stayed. Karma has put T.O. into football obscurity this season as he is now part of an anemic offense that despite his tremendous talent it is not enough to overcome the offensive woes of the Buffalo Bills. Owens has only 15 receptions, 215 receiving yards and 1 touchdown so far this season. This is what happens to a player who thinks he is above anybody and whichever team he is currently on. Karma is now paying back T.O. for all of the issues and turmoil he has caused in his career. The Bills will not trade Owens this year as that is uncommon in the NFL for a wide receiver to be traded mid-season. However with T.O.’s contract up at the end of the season I doubt he will resign with the Bills. Owens will find another to sign with, the question is will T.O’s bad karma following him.