Bills Sign T.O. – Jauron’s head to explode any minute now

The Buffalo Bills signed Terrell Owens on Saturday after his release by the Dallas Cowboyslate last week.  This is a dome-scratcher on many levels.  Most of all, it would surprise me if former Bears coach, the mild mannered, calm and quiet  Dick Jauron had any input on this. 

Jauron appeared to sleepwalk his way through his years patrolling the Chicago sidelines.  He wasn’t exactly a rah-rah or in-your-face kind of guy and shunned controversy and confrontation like Jerry Angelo shuns free agent pickups. 

Among the many reasons I hated the idea of signing T.O. was that without strong leadership and a well-respected quarterback, T.O. could eat a team alive.   The Bills QB situation appears no better than the Bears’, Jauron is hardly firm enough to quench any T.O. fires and the Bills hardly possess a Hall-of-Famer-in-waiting like a Peyton Manning or Brett Favre to command Owens’ respect.

Some people I’ve talked to have made the Dennis Rodman comparison.  Bulls fans all hated Rodman, especially when he was the core of the Bad Boys Piston teams that used to beat up the Bulls in the late 80′s, but we quickly forgave the sins of the past when he was on our team.  I get it.  There are many players that you love to hate; when they’re on the opponent, they are the enemy, but when they join your team, they are beloved. 


The distinct difference between T.O. and Rodman is that the 90′s Bulls had Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson and 3 rings when Rodman brought his circus to town.  The Bills have none of those; no one to keep that megalomaniac in check.  

Selfishly, I wish T.O. had inked with the Bears, only because this blog would write itself each day with the sideshow that is T.O.  Then again, it wouldn’t be about the Bears, it would be about Owens, which is exactly what would happen in the locker room and on the field.  Have fun with that Buffalo.

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  • Magz

    Thanks Boom! I take full credit for the Rodman comment. I am glad that I can provide you with some good material for this blog. Next time you can mention me by name. (J/K)

    Rodman was great to watch. I think that at least watching the Bears lose on a weekly basis would be more entertaining with the crazy antics of TO. Regardless of the fact that TO is a circus freakshow personally, he gets the job done.

    2008 Stats for TO
    Rec- 69
    Yards- 1052
    TDs- 10

    Bears WR 2008 Stats
    D. Hester- Rec- 51 Yards- 665 TDs- 3
    R. Davis- Rec- 35 Yards- 445 TDs- 2
    B. Lloyd- Rec- 26 Yards- 364 TDs- 2
    M. Booker Rec- 14 Yards- 211 TDs- 2

  • Boomer

    Magz, as the old saying goes, “figures lie and liars figure!”  As an accountant, you should be familiar with that concept.  As for the Rodman comment, you’re not the only person that mentioned it, but thanks for taking credit.

  • ben

    The Rodman/T.O. comparison is imperfect.  Although both are extremely gifted talents, Rodman responded extremely well to increased structure (babysitter Jack Haley could attest) and consistently showed a desire to win above personal accolades in both Chicago and Detroit.  Maybe T.O. would respond to increased structure, but can you really argue that he will ever be  a team-first guy?