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Brian Westbrook regrets inability to help squash Donovan McNabb-Terrell Owens beef

Brian Westbrook regrets inability to help squash Donovan McNabb-Terrell Owens beef

If feels like we’ve all been put in a time machine this week.

First, Andy Reid is heading back to the Super Bowl, so Big Red has been a big topic of discussion again in Philadelphia. We’ve all been thinking about his time here and whether or not Eagles fans should/will root for him to win the championship.

And then there was the rekindling of the Donovan McNabb-Terrell Owens feud 15 years after it started.

In case you missed it, McNabb was on Bleacher Report’s Untold Stories and blamed Owens for the Eagles’ collapse after the Super Bowl. As you would expect, T.O. couldn’t let it go. He showed up to a squirt gun fight with a bazooka on Twitter.

In one of his first tweets, Owens alleged that McNabb vouched for Brian Westbrook to get a contract and not him. Well, Westbrook was on FS1’s “First Things First” on Thursday to talk about the never-ending feud.

Westbrook said he’s cool with both guys and regrets that he wasn’t able to squash the beef 15 years ago.

“One of the most disappointing things in my career was that I wasn’t old enough and mature enough to bring two guys I know we needed to be successful together. It was a point, I loved [Owens] and I loved [McNabb], I couldn’t bring them together for the success of our team. That’s one of the biggest failures I had in my career as a player. I wasn’t old enough, wasn’t mature enough at the time."

At the time, Westbrook was just a few years into his nine-year NFL career. He did have some clout, though — 2004 was a huge year for Westbrook; he had 1,515 yards from scrimmage and made his first Pro Bowl. But he was just 25 when the Eagles lost Super Bowl XXXIX.

Fifteen years later, Reid has finally made it back to the Super Bowl just in time for two of his best players from the last one to continue their bickering about why it all went wrong after they lost. It’s childish and petty and it seems like it’s never going to end.

Westbrook said he thought both guys had moved beyond their feud but it’s quite obvious they haven’t; he thinks that is “disappointing.” And Westbrook said he doesn’t expect them to squash it anytime soon.

“I just wish they could come back together,” Westbrook said. “Because, again, we’re talking about two of the best players in Philadelphia Eagles history and now they’re feuding on Twitter? That just doesn’t make sense to me.”

To be fair, it shouldn’t really make sense to anyone. But this won’t be the end of it.

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Donovan McNabb still blames Terrell Owens for Eagles' collapse after 2005 Super Bowl

Donovan McNabb still blames Terrell Owens for Eagles' collapse after 2005 Super Bowl

It's been 15 years since the Eagles lost to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX, but Donovan McNabb isn't done talking about that game and its legendarily bizarre aftermath.

In a new conversation with Bleacher Report, McNabb went back in time and unpacked what went wrong during the Super Bowl - "I was trying to be perfect," he explains, "and so some of the balls I threw obviously ended up being intercepted" - before placing some of the blame elsewhere.

And by elsewhere, we mean on Terrell Owens, including a great story about watching Owens' offseason one-man show with Brian Dawkins during training camp:

The lead into the following year, I'm thinking [Owens] will be back healthy, we have [Jevon Kearse], we have guys elevating their game, gaining experience, and I'm thinking, 'We're going to be back.' 

Then the offseason goes on and all of a sudden there's turmoil here and there, different 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. 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're sitting there in training camp just like, 'You've got to be kidding me.' We're in our dorm rooms, and I'm just sitting there watching on TV. Brian Dawkins and Jeremiah Trotter were my roommates, and Dawk would come in like, 'What'd he do now?' I'm like, 'Take a look.' This is like "Days Of Our Lives". It was unbelievable. But 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 could accomplish.

It's hard to argue with McNabb's main point here. The Eagles, with Owens in tow, clearly should've been good enough to at least return to the playoffs, and probably make noise once again. Instead, Owens opted for a wildly dramatic offseason, featuring a contract dispute and the insane driveway workouts, which certainly didn't help team chemistry.

On the other hand, Owens was one of the best receivers in the league, and if the Eagles really felt they could contend for years to come with him on the team, they probably should've shelled out the extra cash to keep him, and by extension McNabb, happy.

Watching Andy Reid continue to succeed in the NFL in 2020, with a wildly talented core of offensive players, makes you wonder what the Eagles could've accomplished if they had kept the McNabb-Owens tandem intact beyond 2004-05.

Instead, McNabb and Owens have maintained an icy relationship since things fell apart that offseason, and McNabb told Bleacher Report that the two still keep their distance.

"I give him a nice peace sign and keep it moving," McNabb said.

Yikes.

You can watch the whole conversation here:

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Terrell Owens' former home, site of bizarre press conference, is for sale

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Terrell Owens' former home, site of bizarre press conference, is for sale

Better get your popcorn, and your checkbook, ready. 

The former home of Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens, which was the site of one of the most bizarre moments in Philadelphia sports history, is up for sale and it’ll set you back a pretty penny.

Owens, who played for the Eagles in the mid-2000s, held an impromptu press conference, with his agent Drew Rosenhaus, in front of this very home on Aug. 10, 2005, the same day then-coach Andy Reid suspended Owens for insubordination at Birds training camp. As I’m sure you remember, Owens answered a series of questions in his driveway, shirtless and did sit-ups.

According to the Moorestown PATCH, Owens bought the house in 2004 for $3.9 million and sold it for $1.7 million in 2010. The house is currently listed for just shy of $2.2 million, after being reduced from $2.6 million.

The home is a whopping 8,977 sqft with an uneven four bedrooms and nine bathrooms, and sits on 5.7 acres. The pool in the backyard is perfect for entertaining and the front yard can be converted into a gym, or media room, depending on the mood of the owner.

The house is pretty nice, but the conversation piece that you live in the same home as an NFL legend would be my selling point.

Photos of the property can be found here.

So, if you’re in the market for a new home in New Jersey and have a little over $2 million to spare, flap your wings, praise your quarterback and celebrate on a star as you call your real estate agent about this iconic home.

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