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Former NFL GM Bill Polian Believes T.O. Did NOTHING to Make His Teams Better

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Tags:  Bill Polian   Terrell Owens  

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Earlier this month, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens took to social media to announce that, for the second year in a row, his name would not be called after being a finalist to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 

One hall of fame voter stated one of his reasons had to do with Owens dropping way too many passes during his career. 

Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian went with the route everyone seems to take when discussing Owens—the one about him being a distraction to teams.  He also believes Owens did absolutely nothing to make his teams better.

During an interview with the Talk of Fame Sports Network, Polian explained why he would pass on Owens and Moss if either became available to him during their careers.

“I take neither,” he said. “First of all, here’s my position: (I want players who) contribute both individually and to the team. T.O.’s situation, T.O.’s temperament, his ability to contribute to the team was well known up front. He was going to be a problem. We did not want to deal with problem children. Others may. We didn’t. “That’s number one. Number two, every year in Indianapolis we said the following: ‘The price of admission is 100 percent effort all the time in everything we do.’ Well, how can we take Randy Moss when we make that statement? It’s that simple.”

 

Owens replied to Polian on Twitter:  



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