Monday, August 13, 2012
NFL Needs Terrell Owens, Matt Flynn to Make Waves
The Seattle Seahawks made a run a couple of seasons back in the playoffs of 2011, but fizzled out in the 2011-2012 season. This year's team brings new players and new expectations.
The Matt Flynn-Terrell Owens connection is the most important new connection for the NFL game this year. In order to keep growing its league, the NFL will need Flynn and T.O. to step up their synchronicity.
Matt Flynn is a possible breakout star and T.O. is recognizable as the ultimate love-hate character.
T.O. is that rare character in sports that divides sports fans, but tends to deliver when it comes to performance. At 38 years old and out of the league for a while, he is out to prove the skeptics wrong and show he's got both game and a positive attitude.
While many sports fans may have wanted to see T.O. go back to one of his roots in Philadelphia, San Francisco or Dallas, it didn't work out that way.
T.O. is playing this season in Seattle for a better contract for next year. He is making one million dollars this season, small money for what he's used to.
There seems to be room for him in one of his old hoods. Each team could have used him, but the press and his controversial past have made him out to be damaged goods.
Too bad, because the Michael Vick, Alex Smith and Tony Romo to Terrell Owens for a Touchdown! would have been really cool on many levels for each team.
Flynn was a college star at LSU. He's the guy that took over for injured JaMarcus Russell and led the team to a national championship in January of 2008.
He was only drafted in the seventh round and has been a backup since he got to the league. He has learned plenty behind the league's MVP, Aaron Rodgers, and is ready to make his own mark on the league. He's been doubted from college to the pros and like T.O., he has plenty of skeptics doubting his skills, abilities and leadership.
With many stars going down to injury in the NFL and the reputation the league is gaining as a concussion sport, a new star and old star need to emerge and re-emerge together to create waves from the Pacific Ocean of the Northwest throughout the rest of the league. This new energy and synergy from Owens and Flynn should perk up sports fans.