There Are Things That One Tends To Question ………….
When informed that Terrell Owens was now a free agent one has to wonder what was going on within the minds of Buffalo Bills’ owner Ralph Wilson and the team’s coach Dick Jauron. Whatever the conversation that took place I’m inclined to believe that there can’t have been much sense made of it . Especially as far as Wilson is concerned. The octogenarian either thought that he may have been told that there was a prized piece of art coming on the market or infact that there was a erectile dysfunctional product that was better than anything else out there.
Now the Bills have landed the erstwhile player and the baggage that he brings with him. The question one has to ask is what are the Bills thinking ? It’s not as if they hadn’t witnessed what’d taken place at the player’s previous stops. Much like Hurricane Katrina the devastation left by Owens at his previous professional domiciles were about as welcoming as a case of the bubonic plague. That being said if a pandemic were to set foot within the Bills’ organization. It’s hard to see how they can recover from something as acute as what can all envisage may well happen. Owens is most definitely like a cancer that tends to be malignant and then metastasizes to say the very least.
Far be it for me to wish anyone the worst but at this juncture I can offer no sympathy to the Bills . This is very much an ill conceived idea. And if it should all implode within their midst then they’ll only have themselves to blame. The offer to Owens is believed to be a one year contract that’s said to be in the region of $6.5m with incentives. It’s indeed to now believe Drew Rosenhaus, Owens’ agent when he stated that there were a number of teams that were said to be interested in his client. I think that it had to have been more chutzpah than anything else. Rosenhaus much like counterpart Scott Boras within Major League Baseball certainly knows the art of the deal. He’s able to lure a potential bidder in much like a snake charmer or black widow spider that tends to lure its mate and then devours it. However the only thing here that’ll be devoured will be that of Ralph Wilson’s money at the end of the day.
The Bills (7-9) as dwellers within the AFC East started out last season well. But their season fell about their feet once quarterback Trent Edwards was lost to injury for an indeterminable period. That being said they’ve a young nucleus in place. And in coach Dick Jauron they’ve a person who though not always open to discipline will now have to change that structure wholeheartedly with a player like Owens within his midst. He’ll have to rein in the antics of the player who basically marches to beat of his own drum and no one else’s . So anyone who’s of the opinion that this is basically a can’t lose situation for the Bills . They’ll have to seriously reconsider that thought process altogether. The upside to this while on paper looks. The downside to it all far outweighs the positives. The carnage that could be caused could set the franchise back at least two years if not more. It’s not as if the Bills has a lot going for it at present. They’re having to play catch up with the likes of the Miami Dolphins (11-5), New York Jets (9-7), and New England Patriots (11-5) within their division. And in light of the progress made by both. It could well be the distance between the Dolphins , Pats and Bills has become even greater.
As for the intangibles that Owens brings to this team while immense. With him also comes the soap opera drama and the player’s own desire to be front and center in the midst of it all . Much like the narcissist one believes him to be. Hell if it weren’t for the fact that he’s derided his teammates wherever he’s been. I’d be of the opinion that he’s looking at this stop in Buffalo as a way of refining his technique. I can only hope that Edwards and others on the Bills’ roster can stomach it all. Because if not then it could all make for a real harrowing experience for the players who’ll now be Owens’ new teammates. So at this juncture let the festivities begin. It’ll all be well worth watching to say the very least.