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It’s been an eternity since the Cincinnati Bengals have made the Super Bowl. January 22nd, 1989 against the San Francisco 49ers is a long lost memory, a rare positive one at that, in the minds of Bengals fans. They lost that game 20-16 and since then, they’ve lost all sense of direction.

Though the 1990s, their overall record included 52 wins and an astounding 108 losses. Through the decade starting in 2000, their record of misery was 68-91-1. It seems that no matter what level of talented players they add, their perennial high level of haplessness never seems to subside. The only time this organization made news was when one of their many players were arrested for some off-the-field shenanigans that stayed in lock-step with their on-the-field shenanigans.

The 2010 season was full of hope. Adding Terrell Owens to an already deep wide receiver corps along with a rested and healthy Carson Palmer was supposed to turn the tide for the Cincinnati Bengals. While they seemed poised to finish in the upper-end of the AFC, it wasn’t long before the reality that has plagued this team set in. A 10-game losing streak was book ended by 2 wins and 1 loss to open the season and to close it as well.

Why we should leave Cutler alone after the jump >>

Terrell Owens Writes Promissory Note To Bengals Fans

Terrell Owens

Say what you will about Terrell Owens, most of it earned, no doubt, but he’s trying hard to be a fan-favorite for the Cincinnati Bengals, the fifth team of his career. Besides saying all the right things, except, perhaps, that stuff about Dallas — he was being honest, conversely — a love-letter from Owens to Bengals fans appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer, thanking his new TEAM for the support they’ve given thus far, as well as talking of Super Bowl glory.

There’s also a moment of introspection for the one they call T.O.:

With my “me against the world” mentality as a young man, I’ve learned that life can be more challenging but I’ve matured.

Of course, the surest way to impress both the fans and the new establishment quickly is to make plays. Catch (the key word here, I think we can all agree) touchdowns, block well for your promising running game, and be — *gasp* — a beacon of light and knowledge in a locker-room full of talented newcomers.

Perhaps that last one is snicker-inducing, but if he follows the parameters he put in his letter, it’s not too much to ask; but if it is, then asking him not to become a cancer, especially if Jordan Shipley gets Wes Welker-like attention from Carson Palmer, isn’t.

Aside: Shipley can get open and catch just about every ball thrown near him, and with the Ochocinco/Owens bookends on the field, Shipley (and Jermaine Gresham) are going to have a lot of room to work with.

Now we get to see if Owens is a man of his word.

Terrell Owens Is In Midseason, Pass-Dropping Form

T.O. Drop

Considering the fact that Terrell Owens has 19 dropped passes in the last two seasons, it’s no surprise to see his ability as an part-time “butter fingers” receiver is still a concern as he begins the next chapter of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

With all the young talent at the skills position the Bengals have been accumulating, it’s hard to see Marvin Lewis accepting such a lack of attention to detail from Owens, especially if he starts pushing the double-digit drop threshold.

Names like Jordan Shipley, Andre Caldwell and Jerome Simpson become much more attractive options if your big-time free agent can’t hold onto the ball.

Did Roy Williams Turn Into Terrell Owens?

Roy Williams

Apparently, it’s hard for Tony Romo to keep anybody happy nowadays. If it’s not letting down Dallas Cowboy supporters everywhere with his three interception performance against the Giants, therefore spoiling the opening of Jerry Jones’ palatial ode to Cowboys football, he’s apparently not very good at making his big-name wide receivers happy. Just ask Terrell Owens, who, lest we forget, once cried because of the amount of criticism Romo was receiving after another playoff loss; or, in this case, Roy Williams, the player brought in to replace the departed distraction.

Williams isn’t happy with the lack of footballs being thrown his way, so instead of learning from anything Owens did, Williams decides to take his case to the Dallas Morning News. Because, yeah, that’s certainly one way of handling these kinds of situations on a private basis.

“Yeah, it’s frustrating. Why is it not?” Williams said. “I feel like I’m a playmaker. I feel like I can change the game. It didn’t happen in the passing game, so I had to turn into [offensive lineman] Flozell [Adams] on the outside and try to dominate the run game. That’s what was working for us. There are going to be games like that.”

If that’s how you truly believe, Mr. Williams — “There are going to be games like that” — why on earth would you say anything at all that can be construed as you being combative towards your quarterback? Instead of saying, “Yeah, it’s frustrating,” why not try, oh, I don’t know, saying something like, “There will be other games and other opportunities for me to make plays.” or some other innocuous statement? Why do anything in the public eye that looks like a repeat of the TO madness? It doesn’t make much sense.

But then again, this is the same guy, a multimillionaire mind you, who knowingly stiffed a delivery driver on a tip. I’m guessing protecting your quarterback in the press is not a second nature characteristic for Williams.

Via PFT.

Terrell Owens Still Wants to Help Dallas

T.O.’s toe is feeling better, but because he’ll be missing the Buffalo Bills preseason game against Pittsburgh, he’s offering his services to his old team, via Twitter, of course. Now, while I’m sure the sentiment about filling for Roy Williams is appreciated, you have to believe if Tony Romo saw this, his first reaction would be involuntary regurgitation, followed by him blaming Jessica Simpson for everything.

Vick Reinstated

Michael Vick

The True Dirty Bird has been allowed to participate in offseason football drills, thanks to a conditional reinstatement from offices of Roger Goodell. While Vick can take part in training camp exercises and the final two preseason games, it looks like he won’t be allowed back onto a the regular season portion of the field until Week Six. However, he’ll have to re-reinstated before he plays in any of the meaningful games. This means Terrell Owens is going to have to deal with Trent Edwards’ passes longer than he apparently wants to.

One can only imagine the reception folks like PETA will have for Vick when his number is called during the preseason.

TO Wants Vick. Mike Vick.

Terrell “I Eat Quarterbacks” Owens wants Mike Vick in Buffalo. I mean, not much else explains his newfound interest in the ostracized Vick. He’s doing interviews and sending out Tweets explaining his position — that is, Vick has been punished enough and suspending him for the beginning of the season is only overkill. While it’s all well and good to see folks stand up for one another, even if the message is misguided, is TO’s outspokenness anything other than a cry for Buffalo Bills management to bring Vick into the fold?

Apparently, the honeymoon with Trent Edwards lasted all of one training camp session.

Joanna Krupa Is A TO Fan

It’s apparently time for the ladies of the athletic world — and Joanna Krupa — to entertain the sports world today. We started the day with Gina Carano, always a plus, and now we are moving to Joanna Krupa and her amazing mouth. Yes, she does go off on Terrell Owens, but it’s all the stuff leading up to that that makes Joanna a favorite around here. Before you go into it, it should be noted the language is decidedly past PG-13 ratings. In fact, her Richard Pryor technique might even warrant an R-rating.

More on Joanna Krupa’s wrath after the jump >>