In lamenting about his own team’s inability to stay on the field as an offense, Terrell Owens put a unique perspective on how much of a disadvantaged situation they have put their defense in time and again in the first half of the season.
“Offensively, we’ve talked as a unit as far as what can we do better to kind of help the defense out a little bit because offensively we just haven’t been getting it done,” Owens said. “If you look at the box score, obviously, those scores they can be misleading because we’ve lost a lot of games in the third and fourth quarters and that’s really due to our defense being on the field more so than they should.
“Just in this last game offensively we only had like 45 plays and defense they were out there like 70-plus plays. When you give a team a short field, Barney Fife and Alvin and the Chipmunks can go out there and score (laughs). It’s like we have to at some point across the board take it personally to help this team out from an offensive standpoint.
“How do we get that done? Who knows? I think there’s some time during this bye week that I think the coaches and the players they’ll have to evaluate themselves and assess what’s going on. What did we do good? And then correct the things and try to make the things better that we did bad and terrible.”
How Barney Fife, the bumbling deputy on the Andy Griffith show finds his way into the same sentence as Alvin and the Chipmunks is unknown, but the point was made. And it was funny. So while Owens and a lot of the players may not have the answers they do know what the problems are. So hopefully the coaches can put them in greater positions to succeed and the players in turn can execute more consistently.
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