He wants respect...for what, being a royal pain in the A**? If you want respect you have to give respect. And weather TO believes it or not Andy Reid deserves the respect of any player on that team no matter what!! There is a common theme in TO's troubles and all he needs to do is look into the mirror to see the problem. It's time for TO to grow up!!
Actually, Reid told TO to shut up first...to TO that was disrespectful.If my boss told me to shutup in front of other people, I'm pretty sure I'd return the favor.
LHUCKS,What's your agenda here other than being devil's advocate? It's not difficult to see that T.O. is most certainly being insubordinate at best, divisive at worst.
How? He showed up on time, his coach said he worked hard over the offseason and during practice. He's a jerk. Plenty of guys are jerks. Part of being a professional for other players and for Reid is setting aside personal stuff and doing your job. What part of his contract has he not honored? They didn't sign him for being a classy guy. They signed him to catch passes.
He didn't hold out, he hasn't been arrested, he doesn't have a drug problem--Jamal Lewis reported to training camp late because he was in the federal penitentiary, but the story is that TO and Andy Reid had a fight?
This is the most overblown story of the preseason. Owens isn't happy. Big deal.
Rovers,C'mon buddy. Overblown? It's a friggin circus! If T.O. was a "professional" he would've showed up to camp and done what was asked. He doesn't have to talk to people, true. But Hugh Douglas and Brian Dawkins both have gone on Philly radio and said that TO has blatantly ignored their attempts to talk to him...not exactly the picture of communication TO painted tonight, is it?
He sat out four of five days of practice with a groin and then proceeded to catch passes with a trainer while he was supposed to be hurt!
He then proceeded to get into an argument with his coordinator.
He then proceeded to get into an argument with his head coach and was told to go home.
He then, again, supposedly with a hurt groin, went out and shot hoops and did crunches and lifted weights in front of the media and with helicopters flying overhead.
He was then suspended for a week by the team for conduct detrimental.
How on Earth can you say the story is overblown?
T.O. himself told Berman tonight that he didn't honestly think it could work on the field this year between he and McNabb.