Update [2006-8-16 23:23:20 by Grizz]: MSNBC has an AP article with some more info on Terrell?s return to practice.
?I don?t want to have any friction with anybody,? he said. ?But I feel like at some time, when someone starts to question my heart or my injury, it does get under your skin a little bit.?
So what happened when he returned to the practice field?
Well, it's sort of a practice report. Man, do I wish I was still out in Oxnard so I could give you guys a proper report on Terrell's return. But here's what I've seen so far, and it comes from Matt Mosley's blog:
Owens dropped a well-thrown deep ball from Tony Romo during team drills. His timing seemed off, but he said catching more balls in practice should solve that.
Owens had missed 14 consecutive practices before returning today.
Asked about the dropped passes, Owen said, "I definitely expect to catch more. This is a different offense than I'm used to, and I expect that...I want more balls in practice.
That's obviously going to make me better in sync with Drew [Bledsoe] as far as his balls are concerned."
When Owens bobbled one ball, safety Keith Davis snagged an interception.
I'll update this post with more reports as I find them.
On a related note, I hope everybody will calm down now. I mean really, what was so unusual about the Owens' injury? Player hurts hamstring, player rests hamstring, player re-habs hamstring, player returns to practice. Just like a hundred different players in a hundred different camps in the NFL over the years. I had to laugh at all the conspiracy theories, the power struggle theories, the Parcells has gone soft theories, etc. It was just an injury, it's early in the preseason, it's a hamstring which can be notoriously fickle, especially for skill players. You guys know I'm not a Terrell apologist, but this was getting out of hand.
I do have one problem with Terrell, he should never use the phrase: "That's obviously going to make me better in sync with Drew as far as his balls are concerned." Nope, that's not good. You can say: with Drew as far as his passes are concerned. It's also perfectly alright to say: Drew throws a nice ball, or: I need to catch more balls from Drew. But please, not: with Drew as far as his balls are concerned. That's just bad form.