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T.O. adds to Bengals' implosion

As the Cincinnati Bengals continue to implode, it was just a matter of time before receiver Terrell Owens joined the party and added his personal stick of dynamite.

This week on the "T.Ocho Show," Owens, who has been relatively quiet by his standards, ripped Bengals ownership and the coaching staff for the team's 2-11 record and NFL-high 10-game losing streak.

"I think there's underachieving from the top down," Owens said. "You start with the owner, you start with the coaches. And obviously we as players, we are a product of what the coaches are coaching us throughout the course of the week.

"Of course, we have to go out there and play the game," Owens added. "But in order for us to do what we're allowed to do at the best of our abilities, the coaches have to put the players in the best position."

Although we don't disagree with what Owens said, some things are better left in-house. Additionally, players certainly are not without blame in this mess. This season has been a teamwide failure for the Bengals.

For example, Owens' production has been solid. But there are times when he has run the wrong routes, cut routes off too early, or didn't fight for the ball and it's led to big interceptions. You can go down the list and pick apart all 22 starters and the mistakes they've made this season.

But as Owens writes his ticket out of Cincinnati, perhaps he provided a glimpse of how some (or many) players inside the Bengals' locker room feel about this team. Owens signed a one-year deal and, after blasting ownership, it appears he could care less about returning to this downtrodden franchise.

The AFC North blog said more than a month ago that it was time to blow up the Bengals, and every week someone new keeps adding to the detonation.

It's going to be a long three weeks in "Bengaldom."