There is no way to praise a player as much as Carroll did, nor a way to fit in the phrase “at this time”, while still successfully killing a rumor. So, Pete Carroll’s latest comments about Terrell Owens do not really dispel rumors, which can only be done through clear phrasing and a surgical strike on Bleacher Report home offices, as much as communicate that Carroll is done talking about Owens, at this time.â†µ
It’s a prudent move. Seattle has amassed some intriguing talent at wide receiver, but short of T.J. Houshmandzadeh, the Seahawks do not have a receiver that can be expected to play as well as Owens can be in 2010. And Touraj is recovering from off-season surgery.â†µ
So, now that Carroll has confirmed a friendly demeanor towards and appreciation of Terrell Owens, what would it take for not at this time to become at this time?â†µ
1. Slow recovery or further injury to Housh.
â†µ2. Mike Williams re-busts.
â†µ3. Slow development of Golden Tate.
Those are probably the principle three. If Seattle has an embarrassing preseason showing passing the ball, that also might prompt a follow up.â†µ
Anyway, this story is alive and well if maybe sleeping in until mid-August.