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Shawn Zobel
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Shawn Zobel

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Part Help, Part Hype


I think that it's a combination of help and hype. Terrell Owens, historically, has been at his best in his first year with a new team. With the one-year deal that he signed with the Bills, Buffalo is hoping that they can continue with that streak and get a good year out of Owens before he can bring any problems. If he plays and acts well both on and off the field, then they could re-visit bringing him back. For an offense that is in need of a pick-me-up, Owens could be the key to pushing them over the top. They have plenty of talent with a rising quarterback at helm and clearly need just one or two pieces in order to start being talked about as one of the better offenses in the league. With one of the league's best wide receivers opposite an already solid Lee Evans, this offense could be in store for production that could be in the same conversation as the Jim Kelly years.

Hype is always something that is going to come with Terrell Owens, there's simply no way of getting around it. Ever since he did sit-ups in his driveway, there's always been a circus that has come with his play on the field. For Buffalo, in a time when some would like to see them move to Toronto, adding a star like Owens, to provide them with some national exposure, could be huge. If they can hold him in check off the field they should be fine. Dick Jauron is a coach that doesn't let his players get out of line. He also knows that he's on the hotseat this season and needs his players to perform. I think that this match is a very good one and could put Buffalo in the playoff hunt come December.

By Shawn Zobel  |  March 8, 2009; 11:36 AM ET  | Category:  Buffalo Bills Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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