Veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens confirmed via his Twitter account Sunday that he was cut by the Seattle Seahawks.
I’m no longer a Seahawk. I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I’m truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver.
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) August 26, 2012
The news is unfortunate for Rams and NFC West fans around the world because Owens was never able to matchup against Arizona, San Francisco and St. Louis. A lot of people may say, “why would I even care?” The fact of the matter is that Owens boosts the ratings, in a Tim Tebow-like effort, which would have meant that, during the regular season, the Rams, and other NFC West teams, would have been more prominently featured in the national spotlight. That is no longer the case.
We’re going to miss the “Courtland Finegan is going to cover Sidney Rice, so who is going to line up against Terrell Owens? Janoris Jenkins?” conversations on shows like “Monday Night Countdown” and “NFL Live” that would have put that warm feeling inside a Rams fan’s stomach because the hometown team is finally getting national exposure in some facet.
You cannot argue that Braylon Edwards is going to draw similar interest because he isn’t as big of a nutcase off of the field as Owens is.
For the Rams, and the team’s fans, we’re going to have to look elsewhere to get the national buzz that we feed on to make us feel like we’re part of the conversation…