It only took two-days, but Terrell Owens has found a new team, the Buffalo Bills have decided to take the risk and signed Owens to a one-year $6,5 Million deal. The extremely talented receiver was recently cut by the Dallas Cowboys, because his distractions out-weighed his on field productivity.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones brought Terrell Owens to Dallas fully aware of the headaches he would cause but expected Owens' impact to put his team into the Super Bowl, or even win a playoff game, something they have not done since 1996.
"I must move on, and it's another beginning for me," Owens said. "If I can be that extra added piece to get them to the playoffs, then that's what I'm here for. I looked at the defensive side of ball and offensive side of the ball, and these guys have all the pieces."
The Bills playoff drought has lasted since 1993 and Bills owner Ralph Wilson is probably hoping that Owens is the final piece to put his team over the top, just as Jones did, but at 35 years old and with a young mildly experienced QB in Trent Edwards it seems like a recipe for disaster in Western New York. Buffalo needs to prepare itself for a T.O.rnado.
Coach Dick Jauron is willing to take the risk on Owens because his team needs a spark following its third consecutive 7-9 season.
"Our focus is on winning football games, and the production, and everything that goes with that and that speaks for itself," said Bills GM Russ Brandon. "So just the thought of what our receiving corps looks like right now and what our offense can be with (QB) Trent Edwards, is really exciting for all of us."
It's believed most — if not all — of the other teams in the market for a veteran wide receiver shied away from Owens because of his reputation as a selfish player and derisive locker room presence. Owens previously squabbled with veteran quarterbacks like Jeff Garcia and Donovan McNabb, so it's questionable how well he would handle any growing pains being experienced in 2009 by Edwards, the neophyte starter.