Dave Boling of The News Tribune believes new Seattle Seahawks receiver Terrell Owens needs to make impact plays – a lot of them – to justify the team taking a significant risk in brining the 38-year-old veteran receiver into training camp.
Boling: In evaluating Owens, it’s fair to consider that he’s not expected to be a No. 1 receiver in Seattle. But he’d be of value if only as a reserve who can create matchup problems for opponents.
If he can’t, he’ll be gone. Carroll loves giving second (or last) chances, but he’s proven that if you don’t contribute, you’re down the highway.”
You can watch the entire Owens press conference from Wednesday right here.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Clinton McDonald has been the fourth defensive lineman working with Seattle’s nickel package, along with defensive end Bruce Irvin and Chris Clemons, and defensive tackle Jason Jones.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times compares Owens’ arrival to the first days on the job of Brian Bosworth and Franco Harris in Seattle.
Richard Sherman talks with Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby about the arrival of Terrell Owens in this audio link.
Golden Tate talks with Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby about Owens asking for his No. 81 in this audio link.
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll joins NFL Access, and says that his team is looking for something unique from Owens in this video link.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports writes that the new T.O. looks a lot like the old T.O.
Bucky Brooks of the NFL Networks discusses Owens first practice in this video link.
ESPN’s Jane McManus says that Shannon Eastin is nervous, but ready to make history as the first woman to officiate in an NFL game. Eastin will serve as a line judge in tonight’s between Green Bay and San Diego as a replacement official.
Eastin was part of the replacement official crew working at Seahwks practice last week, as you can see in the picture below.