Tuesday, March 10, 2009

T.O.?

So, no lie, my mother of all people was making fun of Terell Owens with me on Friday night. So imagine my suprise when I got the news that he signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. I'm still getting over the shock, since this is *not* a signing one typically associates with the team, but here's my reaction...

While this is a high-risk, high-reward move in that he could destroy your team and/or bolster it up with his still above-average skills, it doesn't make much sense for the Bills. It's not like they're one piece away from a championship. At best, TO might help them get from 7-9 to 10-6 with a shot at the playoffs. Since TO's probably hoping to take one good year as leverage for one last long-term contract, he probably won't be here long, meaning that this is a short-term fix and that he'll be taking away playing time from other recivers. On the other hand, Lee Evans really needs someone to take the heat off of him.

To me, this move only makes sense when you realize that the team is desperate to sell tickets and make the playoffs with all of the revenue that that entails. Keep Dick Jauron's hot-seat in mind and the move makes even more sense. This is a time-buying move, one designed to bring some excitement and flavor to a team that has been painfully bland for years now (just look at their awful uniforms). Here's hoping that it all pans out.

1 comment:

cmeigs said...

I give him one year and at least one suspension once frustration sets in for TO being part of a losing franchise.