Friday, Sep. 11, 2009

Will T.O. Be DOA?

No NFL preview would be complete without checking in on Terrell Owens. He didn't exactly set the reality-TV world alight over the summer on VH1's The T.O. Show. But he has a one-year, $6.5 million contract to show Buffalo's fans what he can do on the football field. So long as his legendary ego is kept in check, the Bills can only benefit from one of the game's finest receivers. He's been a model citizen so far this year — has he ever smiled more? — but as his previous teammates in Dallas (and San Francisco and Philadelphia) know, that doesn't mean the wheels won't come off. Can Owens, at age 35, make a fresh start with his fourth pro team? And can T.O. keep his cool when the temperatures drop in Buffalo later in the season, decreasing emphasis on the passing game?