Buffalo Bills Sign Badboy Terrell Owens, Think They Can “Change Him”
March 9, 2009
(Buffalo, NY) – When the Dallas Cowboys finally became so fed up with rebellous wide receiver Terrell Owens and released him a little while ago, most thought it would be a while before he found a new team to take him in.
But the Buffalo Bills swooped in quickly with a one-year, $6.5 million deal for Owens. Ever the badboy, Owens brings as much off the field drama as on the field talent. But the Bills say this time, it will be different.
“We know he’s got a bad reputation, but he said he’d change for us,” head coach Dick Jauron said. “He only treated those other teams bad because he didn’t really care about them.”
The courtship process was very fast, but Jauron says the Bills know enough about Owens to be comfortable with the commitment. He says some teams try to only sign nice guys, but doesn’t really work out.
“Deep down, every team wants to find a bad boy that they can change, and mold into something good.”
“We know that when he treats a team badly, it’s just because he doesn’t know how to love properly yet,” Jauron continued. “He’s worth the trouble, because despite the harsh exterior, inside, he’s just a sweet little boy. And even if not, just look at those abs.”