Here's what I think:
I think TO is not sharp enough to edit what he wants to say. For example, most semi-intelligent players would've taken the question, "Would you be undefeated with Brett Favre at QB?" and provided an answer without hurting either DMac's or Favre's feelings.
Because he's not very quick-witted, he doesn't realize when he's being an a**. He doesn't understand the difference between standing up for what you think is right and simply being a jackass.
And when it backfires, he's too proud to say, "I'm sorry" so he passes it off as just being "real."
I could definitely agree with that. I think Owens is a country boy from Alabama that was raised to be a good person & tell the truth, but along the way he never realized that the NFL doesn't want good people....it wants an image.