T.O. = Terribly Overated

Mike BurnsContributor IDecember 4, 2009

MIAMI - OCTOBER 04:  Receiver Terrell Owens #81 of the Buffalo Bills looks on against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Miami, Florida. Miami defeated Buffalo 31-30.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Being a season ticket holder means not having to listen to the television announcers talk about Terrell Owens and ignore the rest of the Buffalo Bills team. 

With the exception of 2 games this season T.O. has been a non factor and as much of a contributor to the Buffalo Bills dismal record as anyone in the organization.  Dropped balls and taking plays off have followed him through out his career and have been more than evident this season.

Every receiver wants the ball thrown to him and wants to be the "man".  No more than Mr. Terribly Overrated himself.  T.O. came to town with his public relations team in tow.  Parade, key to the city, reality show, all hype.  The parade and everyone in the crowd for the key to the city ceremony were hired to be there as scenery.

Against Cleveland the Browns would watch how he walked away from the huddle to decide if he was worth placing double coverage on.  Twice he barely left the line of scrimmage on plays because his number was not called.  Against Houston he stopped running the route which then resulted in an interception.

There is no second effort even when he gives a first effort.  Here is a man that can stop and turn running full speed but often chooses to step out of bounds when he does manage to hold on to the ball thrown to him.

I for one are grateful that I only have to endure 4 more games of the T.O. show and will personally drive him to the airport to make sure the only way he comes back to Buffalo would be on another team.