Owens: "I have changed in a lot of ways"

RENTON — Terrell Owens admits that humble isn’t a word often associated with him, but after practicing with the Seahawks for the first time, he said he has indeed changed and been humbled after being out of the NFL for a year.

“I have changed in a lot of ways,” Owens said. ” A lot of things have occurred in the last two years and I’ve had a lot of time to think about things, put things in perspective and I just want to move forward and leave all the things that happened 5 to 10 years ago behind me. That’s where I am mentally.”

Of course now Owens needs to back those words up. It’s one thing to say all the right things in August, but an entirely different matter to be a good teammate for a full season. Owens did, however, sound sincere in saying that he plans on being a different player than the one who has been the center of attention for most of his career.

“I know I have matured and changed in a lot of different ways,” he said. “Whether other people think that way that’s up to them. Again I have always been motivated and driven by my family. I know what is most important to me. The last two years have been life-changing for myself. I don’t want to try and sit up here and emphasize how much I’ve changed. I think you’ll kind of see that as these days go along. It’s more about actions speak louder than words and I think you’ll see that more than anything.”

Owens said he was rusty following his first practice, but for a 38-year-old who hasn’t played at this level since his 2010 season ended with a knee injury, he had some impressive moments.

“(The rust) was kind of hard to notice,” said quarterback Matt Flynn. “He did a pretty good job today.”

Owens worked mostly with the second-team offense Wednesday at flanker (the position Sidney Rice plays) and knows that he won’t just be handed a job because he possesses Hall of Fame credentials.

“I’m here to compete for a job just like the rest of the guys,” he said. “I have to earn my spot on this team like everyone else. I understand that.”

More in Sports

Thiel: Since his arrival, Brown has solidified Hawks’ O-line

Seattle’s O-line has gone from disaster to competent in just a few short weeks, thanks to their new LT.

Three Storm players included in national team pool

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird headlines the group

M’s bolster bullpen, add Nicasio, two others

Seattle adds Juan Nicasio in free agency and trades for Shawn Armstrong and Anthony Misiewicz.

Tough year turns ‘Lucky’ for Idaho angler

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Gary March of Worley, Idaho, was… Continue reading

Return of ThunderTips podcast plus Wednesday practice notes

The latest ThunderTips Hockey Podcast, on which I appear alongside Seattle Thunderbirds… Continue reading

Seahawks ready Wilhoite to start at MLB for Wagner

The vet is at the center of Seattle’s preparation to stop Rams RB Todd Gurley in a pivotal NFC West matchup.

Wayne Kruse’s Pick of the Week: Winter crab

By Wayne Kruse For The Herald Just three weekends remain in the… Continue reading

Five high schools are leaving the Cascade sports conference

Archbishop Murphy and Cedarcrest will have to find a new conference as the others form their own.

Sutter accepts invite to play in CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Silvertips goalie Carter Hart named CHL Goaltender of the Week for the third straight week.

Most Read