August 26, 2009
By Donald Starver
According to the Buffalo Bills, star wide receiver Terrell will not play in this Saturday’s pre-season game against the Steelers. Owens has been nursing a sprained toe, but was thought to be on track to play in the final 2 pre-season games. However, according to Bills head coach Dick Jauron, T.O. might not play in either contest.
“He won’t play this weekend”, said Jauron, speaking about this weekend’s game against the Steelers. When asked about T.O.’s likelihood of playing in the Bills’ final pre-season tune-up next week, Jauron was less definitive in his answer. “I wouldn’t make any predictions on that,” said Jauron. “I’m just going to wait and see how he feels.”
I don’t mean to sound like a Steelers homer (Who am I kidding? You all KNOW that I’m a Steelers homer), but this sounds like a thinly veiled excuse to avoid having to play against the 6-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. T.O. has never played particularly well against the Steelers. In fact, Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has traditionally owned T.O.
Despite not being a fan of Terrell Owens, I am nevertheless disappointed to hear that he won’t be playing. After all, who wants to pay to see the Buffalo Bills without T.O.? T.O. is perhaps the only interesting aspect of what is definitely one of the worst teams in the NFL.
T.O. left the Dallas Cowboys, a team that hasn’t won a playoff game in 12 years, to join the Bills, who haven’t won a playoff game in 13 years. In fact, the Bills haven’t even made the playoffs since 1999.
Saturday’s game kicks off at 7:30 PM at Heinz Field. Steelers fans should probably start tailgating a little earlier than usual. After all, they’ll need to be extra drunk to enjoy watching the Buffalo Bills.
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