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Bills and sense: Don't buy T.O. deal as good idea

Posted on: March 7, 2009 6:47 pm
Edited on: March 7, 2009 6:50 pm

Terrell Owens and the Buffalo Bills are the ideal fit: Owens is as bad for the Bills as the Bills are for Owens.

Owens is disruptive, self-absorbed and egomaniacal -- just the sort of guy who will sabotage Dick Jauron's locker room and Trent Edwards' huddle. I can't imagine Jauron was on board with this move. He is a close friend of Steve Mariucci, for crying out loud, and Mariucci was relieved to get away from T.O. But what about Edwards? The poor guy inherits an outspoken prima donna who torched Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo. Just how long until he uses Edwards as his doormat?

But that's where the Bills come in. They don't throw the ball; they run it. And they especially run it when the weather starts turning sour -- which, in Buffalo, is any time in October. Plus, Edwards is young, inexperienced, and not prone to throwing the ball downfield. So how exactly does a 35-year-old wide receiver -- with hands that can't match his ego -- fit into that offense? Answer: He doesn't.

Trust me, Owens will regret this move as much as the Bills -- which, come to think of it, is a fitting conclusion for his combustible career.


Category: NFL

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2009 10:11 am

Bills and sense: Don't buy T.O. deal as good idea


Why not, the Bills haven't done anything since losing in the Music City Miracle.  Bringing in a HOF caliber WR were he can get what he wants (be in control).  The QB or Coach won't be able to control him.  Look for the play calling wristband to be on him; he'll be calling the plays from the huddle.


Pick this guy up for fantasy, he's going to have 10+ Td (at least).  Maybe he breaks his personal record of 14 that he had in '04 with the Eagles?

Since: Mar 8, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2009 1:44 am

Bills and sense: Don't buy T.O. deal as good idea

I actually like the move for the bills. The bills have been lacking a true number two reciever. Owens will deffinatly take a share of the attention and should help free up evans for more big plays and less double coverage. The threat that owens still has will also help lynch and the running game. I am not sying that this will be a long term relationship but the fact is owens will make the Bills a better team. The bills are not contenders for anything and they wont be because of this one move. They are a team without the star studded personalities that owens had to contend with in dallas. I am not a T.O. fan but for the situation the bills are in I think this gives them a little time to bring along some of thier younger talent at the position.

For a short term fix, T.O. fits the Bill! This offense will be more productive with him.

Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2009 11:02 pm

Bills and sense: Don't buy T.O. deal as good idea

Thank you Buffalo Bills for snatching up T.O. Before the Detroit Lions got that stupid idea.



Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2009 10:44 pm

Bills and sense: Don't buy T.O. deal as good idea

T.O has destroys  the chemistry on contending teams. He'll have the Bills in shambles before Thanksgiving. Sorry to burst your bubble but Dick Jauron will not be able to handle this cancer. Trent Edwards will have so many INTs trying to get the ball 20 to 25 times a game that  T.O. demands. Next year Trent will be playing arana football. And if anyone thinks T.O. is a team player enough not to go off on your OC if they throw to anyone else. They have been living in a cave for 6 or 7 years. Good luck Bills  dealing with the NFLs #1 A-HOLE. 


Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2009 9:55 pm

Bills and sense: Don't buy T.O. deal as good idea

Steelers3 ... I believe they went to the Super Bowl with T.O. and he played stellar that game ..

He is a problem.  He does produce.  First year.  Last year was not what they'd hoped for in Dallas.  BUT the first year ... he was made the a better team.  He is ALWAYS a short-term. fix.  He does make a difference in that first year.

Since: Mar 8, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2009 7:40 pm

Bills and sense: Don't buy T.O. deal as good idea

Ok, first off to all the TO haters out there...I ain't a fan of any team he plays for.  But I have to admit, he is one damn good receiver.  Put him on a team and he can make things happen, so stop hating on him and appreciate what he brings to the table during the game and forget what he does off the field (as should go for every athlete out there).

Now for TO to go to the Bills.  This is the best move for the BILLS.  TO, maybe not so much...but the Bills, now that is a great management team there.  Does anyone remember how they started the season last year?  Going week for week against the Titans for the undefeated title.  I mean they dropped off and eventually had the season come crashing down on them.  Now with TO in the mix they can start the season as strong as they did last year and keep that up the rest of the season.

I ain't no Bills fan but they will be something to watch out for on the offensive side of the ball.  I mean this might be a team that the rest of the AFC is going to have to shut down early just to keep them from being playoff hopefuls...because if they make it that far...well let's just watch out for that TO turning into TDs.


Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2009 7:02 pm

Bills and sense: Don't buy T.O. deal as good idea

I have to disagree.  Throughout the history of the NFL, there have been distracting teammates on notable teams.  Guys out carousing and getting into trouble, but the bottom line was that they did their job on Sunday.  Imagine if you were deaf.  TO would be considered an asset.  Look at the stats.  No team signs a player thinking that they will soley be responsible for getting them to the Super Bowl.  Just ask the Patriot's and Randy Moss.  The Bills have got to convince TO that his contribution is what the team needs and that they are committed to working as hard as he does.  And don't let him do interviews!!  Haha. 

Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2009 6:38 pm

Bills and sense: Don't buy T.O. deal as good idea

The Eagles got what they paid for and so did the Cowboys.  Both of these teams were looking for a play maker at the time and were willing to pay the money.  Now, having the pot stirred so often, the choices are limited for TO.  But a team like Buffalo can't lose in this situation.  TO will bring it just like he has with his previous teams.  I just hope the Bills don't win the Super Bowl.  We'll never hear the end of it.  But you can bet the farm TO will consistently climb the record book mountain.  At the end of it all, when he is recognized for his accomplishments, it will be overshadowed by his mouth.  Imagine if he would have been able to fit in to the 49er's organization and have had the opportunity for a club to build around him, with the demeanor of a Rice or Walter Payton, it would have been a whole different story.  He could have very well passed Jerry Rice's reception totals.  But that didn't happen, did it.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2009 2:30 pm
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Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: March 8, 2009 1:37 pm

Bills and sense: Don't buy T.O. deal as good idea

I have to agree.  I see no reason why the Bills would do this.  They are trying to re-build and be competitive in the very strong AFC East. 

T.O. has been a disaster no matter where he plays.  Yes he is productive but his attitiude and ability to fragment an offense far outway his playing and practicing hard.  Edwards will "talk the talk" to support the team, but he has to wondering what management is doing to him.   What a horribke move, Buffalo is about to have a great first few games, maybe even half a season.  But once things get tough the T.O. effect will take over and crush the team.

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