Next season Terrell Owens will be playing for a team that hasn't won a playoff game since the mid-90's. A team whose coach and quarterback have yet to win a single playoff game. And right about now you're asking, so T.O. did just get cut by the Dallas Cowboys right?
Some cracked that T.O. would be banished to Siberia, might even have to go play in Canada. Well it doesn't get much closer than this. Think of it as if the Montreal Expos went out and signed Barry Bonds.
That's not a knock on Buffalo Bills fans who have routinely sold out the joint formerly known as Rich Stadium, despite not making the playoffs for the better part of a decade. Believe me I know the pain of being a Bills fan, rocking my Jim Kelly jersey on the playground at school and mimicking the "K-Gun Offense."
This is the ultimate odd-couple tale of flashy star meets blue collar city. From a marketing standpoint it is certainly gold for the Bills. More primetime TV, jersey and ticket sales, media coverage all around. This has to be the Bills biggest offensive addition since acquiring James Lofton in the early 90's.
Honestly folks if the Bills offense was any less conservative last year, Dick Jauron would've had to have called Rush Limbaugh to apologize. In that regard, Owens will be a breath of fresh air.
T.O. will also open up the offense for Lee Evans, who was absolutely smothered down the stretch last season by opposing defenses. Couple that with Roscoe Parrish and Josh Reed and the Bills should have something cooking in the air in 2009.