35-year-old Terrell Owens, just days after being released by the Cowboys, has signed a 1 year deal with the Buffalo Bills. Oh – sorry – “North America’s Team”. Thank you for that pronouncement T.O. We will all rest easier now. So can we chalk up at least 2 wins for the Patriots next season?
Does anyone think that T.O. is going to be a help to the Bills? How did his time end with the 49ers? (Owens appeared in an interview for Playboy magazine, where he insinuated that Jeff Garcia, the 49ers QB was a homosexual.) Or the Eagles? ( Claiming he wasn’t the guy who got tired in the Super Bowl and then appearing in a sexually suggestive skit on the TV show Desperate Housewives while wearing a full Eagles Uniform.) Or the Cowboys? (Drug overdose, spitting in the face of players, learning “nothing” from retiring Coach Bill Parcells.) Does he have any concept of what it means to be a team player? I don’t even know who the REAL T.O. is. Is he the “crying” team mate who wants people to leave his quarterback alone or is he the guy complaining that someone else on the team is getting all the passes?
When he is being the “good” T.O. he has put up some great numbers. He has 951 receptions averaging 14.8 yards per reception. But he has cost his team how many yards in penalties for excessive celebrations? Did his financial advisor tell him before the game that signing a football mid-game with a sharpie was NOT the financially prudent thing to do? Does impulse control mean anything to him?
Everyone likes to have fun and be entertained when they go to the game. Some showboating is expected and accepted. BUT only when the player is a team player and is out there trying to help the team win. T.O. is not out there doing that.
T.O. is out there being the star, the center of attention and he does it all at the expense of the team. So that’s why I chalking up two “W’s” in the Patriots win column for next season against Buffalo. “Cause Buffalo – “North America’s Team” – is not going to have a happy season.