I had mentioned last week that Jerry Sullivan didn’t seem thrilled about T.O. dropping the bombshell (not really) that he wasn’t a fan of the no-huddle to the Boston Media. Well to add fuel to Sully’s fire, Owens decided to bolt with the “no comment” answer after Monday night’s and Sully isn’t happy.
“Perhaps T.O. concluded it wasn’t in his self-interest to speak. Maybe he had to clear it with those two female advisers, to make certain it didn’t compromise his well-crafted public image.
We could only guess how Owens felt about the painful loss, or his own meager contributions to the offense. Maybe he was afraid he might be goaded into griping about the fact that only four balls were thrown in his direction.
Still, it was weak. Owens has sold himself as a personality, a guy who commands people’s attention. He got a key to the city. He has his own reality TV show. The reality after Monday’s game was that he lacked the decency to stand and face the music after a tough loss.”
Had to love the line on “those two female advisers.” But Sully has a point, you can’t just decide not to talk to the media. It sends a bad message to the locker room about not standing up and facing the music after a loss. All the goats from Monday’s game stood up and didn’t try hiding their feelings. Even Allen Wilson, who doesn’t really say much besides play the beat guy wasn’t amused by Owens no-show.