The Buffalo Bills signed highly-controversial All-Pro free agent Terrell Owens to a 1-year, $6.5 million deal on March 8th, 2009.
Buffalo's training camp is set to start July 24th at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York. This could be the start of the infamous T.O. melt down. The big question surrounding the team is, "Will Trent Edwards be able to please T.O. and keep him in check?" No one knows the answer to that.
Trent Edwards, who missed two games due to injury in 2008, posted up some pretty good numbers. He had an 85.4 QB Rating and passed for 2,699 yards while throwing 11 touchdowns. Three of those eleven TDs were thrown to number one receiver Lee Evans.
Buffalo was a run-oriented team thanks to the outstanding play of Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson, but now that Lynch is suspended for the first four games, Buffalo will likely be a pass-oriented team featuring Terrell Owens.
Edwards is going to have to do a good job at keeping T.O. and Lee Evans both happy.
He's a smart QB, he attended Standford College, and he doesn't always lock in on one target, so that might please Owens. But you never know—the young Edwards could all of a sudden grow a strong relationship with T.O. and look for him on every play.
If Edwards chooses to make pleasing Owens one of his top priorities, that might hurt the team's chances of being a strong offense and winning the game. On the flip side, if he doesn't please T.O., the team will suffer because Owens will release his cancer into Buffalo's locker room.
The first few games of the season will be interesting for Buffalo. They will be missing most of their run game, so it should be fun seeing Edwards open up in the shotgun with Owens, Evans, and the speedy Roscoe Parrish in the slot. Hopefully, Edwards will be able to expose the opposing teams secondary and cause them to play back to open up holes for Fred Jackson.
Time is ticking on when Owens will choose to erupt and cause the city of Buffalo to go insane from his antics.
I don't see this whole Edwards-Owens thing working out; Edwards is too smart of a player to get involved with Owens antics of being a ball hog.