Has Terrell Owens fallen off?
It’s too early to speculate as to whether or not Seattle Seahawks receiver Terrell Owens has aged like fine wine or not but it doesn’t look good.
Against the Broncos Saturday night, he had every opportunity to come through and show that he still has the goods to be a difference maker in this league.
What that reflects is two things. The first is that his route running skills and his ability to get open must be somewhat on point for Flynn to risk giving him that many looks.
Their timing issues that were apparent can be sorted out. During our game review, it does not look like Owens blew any of the routes but we don’t have access to the Seahawks playbook.
The second is that Owens infamous predisposition to dropping footballs has reached new heights.
In this regard he’s always been the receiving equivalent of Brett Favre. He’s always made great plays but man does he let some easy ones get away as well.
Last night they all got away and if he would have just pulled off grabbing a deep ball that should have been a routine snatch for a TD; he would have momentum to build off of.
He’s been away for a long time by NFL standards so you want to give the stats monster something of a break.
But then again you don’t based off the fact that for all of his antics, he’s always been on more than he’s been off.
Saturday night, Owens more or less killed Flynn’s night as he battles Russell Wilson for the starting quarterback position.
Flynn ended up going 6-of-13 for 31 yards and no touchdowns while Wilson went 10-of-17 for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
Wilson may have had an easier go of it in terms of facing Denver’s depth players more so than their starters but the numbers don’t lie and Owens kept Flynn from looking like the truth.
It he can’t step up and simply the make the catch…it is indeed a wrap.