Word out today on the Internets that everyone's favorite idiot, Terrell Owens, jumped fast to one of the few teams left in the league that would be willing to have him.
A one-year deal for $6.5 million at age 35 is a strong indication that The End Is Nigh, but of course, the press conference has to be all smiles, smiles. (Though, looking at that photo, not exactly the most sincere or focused...)
“I’m leaving America’s team for North America’s team,” Owens said at a news conference.Um, really. Canada, he's yours! No tradesies!
“I must move on, and it’s another beginning for me. 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.”Um, Terrible? This division is owned by the Patriots, and assuming that Dreamboat Brady is capable of taking snaps this year, that's not going to change. Miami is also not awful, and the Jets have more talent. Heck, if they can get a year out of their quarterbacks that doesn't involve a couple of dozen interceptions, they should be better as well.
Theoretically, Terrible's presence should make life better for Lee Evans, who has spent most of his career dreaming of single coverage on a deep ball, and not getting it. During the honeymoon period with Terrible (and there's always a honeymoon period), Evans will have a possession wideout on the other side to run the crossing routes that he's frankly better at.
But, and here is the terrible but... the Bills have Trent Edwards at QB. As the NYTimes notes, Edwards didn't have a single 300-yard game last year. Given the weather in upstate NY and Edwards' lack of arm strength, it's hard to imagine that there will be enough balls, yards and wins to keep him and Evans happy, and Evans has more years on his contract. This will be the first time since the end of Jerry Rice in SF that he isn't the unquestioned #1 WR, and we all know how well he shares the limelight. (Do they have limelight in Buffalo?)
And just to prove the point, let's end this with the final chilling words from the jackass himself. Remember these, Bills Fan.
“I’m going to be the same person that I was the last three years with the Cowboys,” Owens said.Don't say you weren't warned...