How Terrell Owens Can Go from Good to Great

Mandy CameronCorrespondent IApril 8, 2009

Candid, loyal and outgoing.  Time and again those words are used to describe me.  Whether it be from someone I just met, or a longtime friend.  I proudly wear those words on my sleeve.

So what do these qualities have to do with sports?  Allow me to elaborate.

I still believe O.J. is innocent.  I know the facts, but I just can't wrap my mind around a Buffalo Bills icon doing something so horrible.  He's freaking O.J. Simpson for pete's sakes!  I love him!

I have all the faith in the world that T.O. is going to change his ways in Buffalo.  He just needs to realize that our beloved team and its fans are willing to give him a clean slate and are welcoming him with open arms.

Let me address Terrell directly here for a moment.

Dude, if you want the ball, practice with your new, young quarterback. Timing is absolutely everything for the two of you. Edwards hitting you in stride will be your bread and butter. You'll see nothing but huge yardage and countless touchdowns.

Yep. You're good. But you can be great.  Take a look at how Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison practice together. Two seasoned veterans who have been doing the same reps, week in and week out, for years. They're one of the best combo threats to ever take the field. It didn't come from just playing games together.

When you work as a team, you and your teammates become that much better.  That cohesiveness is what will make you great and make the Bills great as a whole.

Why am I telling you this stuff?  Two reasons.

Its apparent after all your years in the NFL, you still haven't grasped the fact that football is a team sport. But I believe you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Secondly, I love the Buffalo Bills. I want them to win the Super Bowl. That means I want you to win it too.  I believe in you. I know you can zip all those nay-sayers' mouth's shut.

You can be taught almost anything. From how to catch a ball to drills that will make you run faster or build up your stamina. But you can't teach selflessness. That's something you need to look hard inside yourself for, and want to change. Then you and everyone around you will be better for it.

Call me gullible instead of candid if you want. That's okay. I'll take going into each season saying that we're going to win the Super Bowl, rather than thinking its another basement year, any day of the week. Because when that ring finally does come, after all the heartaches, it'll be that much sweeter.