“TERRELL OWENS: A FOOTBALL LIFE” AIRS FRIDAY,
OCTOBER 9TH 9PM/ET ON NFL NETWORK
Click on the photo below to watch the trailer for “Terrell Owens: A Football Life”
by Paul Monusky
After working in sports broadcasting for nearly 18 years (including the last 8 at NFL FILMS), I have encountered many incredible athletes. I have had the privilege of working with some of the greatest players in sports history. Throughout my career, there is nobody that I have worked with who is as polarizing as Terrell Owens.
When my colleague, Angela Torma, and I were assigned with producing a Terrell Owens documentary for our “A Football Life” series, our first thought was extending the length of the show. How can you possibly fit the story of this man into one hour?
What Angela and I quickly found out is that Terrell Owens is a special athlete and one complicated individual. There is no denying his NFL achievements. Owens currently ranks second All-Time in receiving yards and third All-Time in receiving touchdowns. What we tried to uncover and figure out was why he was forced out by three teams when he was so dominant on the field.
In the documentary, we were able to interview Steve Mariucci, Andy Reid, and Wade Phillips. All three men were Owens’ Head Coaches during his formative years in the NFL. All three men were able to paint a picture of what made Owens successful, and what ultimately led to his downfall in the NFL.
Throughout this process, I have had a lot of people ask me about Terrell Owens. “What is he like?” “What kind of guy is he?” “What is he doing now?” Hopefully we answer all of these questions in the film, and we’re able to give viewers a better understanding of who this man is, and what happened during his career.
To see how Terrell Owens’ career unfolded, catch the episode Friday October 9th, at 9:00PM/ET on NFL Network.
“TERRELL OWENS”: A FOOTBALL LIFE IS PRODUCED BY
PAUL MONUSKY AND ANGELA TORMA