Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens might have the most long tenured beef between two former players in NFL history.
Terrell Owens has said a whole lot about McNabb over the years, but the retired quarterback broke his silence in a big way this week.
McNabb was a guest on the latest installment of “Untold Stories” with Bleacher Report’s Master Tesfatsion, and the six-time Pro Bowler talked about how he felt like Owens’ offseason antics following the Super Bowl XXXIX run ultimately broke up the Eagles.
“Well, the lead into the following year, I’m thinking he’ll be back healthy,” McNabb said of Owens. “We have ‘Freak’ (Jevon Kearse). We had guys that were just elevating their game, gaining experience, we’re gonna be back. And so the offseason goes through and all of the sudden there’s turmoil here and there are conversations going back and forth and we had to answer those questions instead of focusing on what we need to do in order to get back to where we were. And I thought that was the major distraction for us. He’s doing sit ups, he’s doing push ups, he’s playing basketball, he’s ordering pizza for the people out there. And we sitting there in training camp just like, you gotta be kidding me.
“Brian Dawkins and Trotter were my roommates. And Dawk would come in and he’s like, ‘Man what’d he do now?’ And I’m like, ‘Take a look. This is like Days of Our Lives.’ That was something that kind of broke us up. That was the most frustrating for me because I knew what we could do and if we decided to just come together, what we’d be able to accomplish.”
McNabb was then asked if him and Owens are on speaking terms and what their relationship is like now.
“Hey, I’d give a nice peace sign and keep it moving,” McNabb said. “I respect his time, I love my time. There is no need for me to try and dust off what happened in the past. He’s made a few comments as of late, that’s cool with me. Listen, I’m a grown man. I handle grown man business.”
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