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T.O. offers caveat on Bills offense

Posted by Chris Brown on July 17, 2009 – 2:29 pm

Terrell Owens is just as excited as anyone else about the prospects of Buffalo’s offense in 2009 with the myriad of weapons on that side of the ball for the Bills, but he wisely cautions that none of it will be possible without one key development.

In an interview at the ESPYs with ESPN’s Sam Alipour, Owens was asked about how the offense is going to look and while T.O. is encouraged, he points to line play as the key in determining how much they’ll be able to accomplish this season.

“Oh, I’m really excited,” said Owens. “We have threats on both sides of the field. If you’re a defensive coordinator, who do you stop? Me? Lee [Evans]? Marshawn Lynch, our running back? Freddy Jackson? Who do you stop? But success really depends on the guys up front. If they can protect our quarterback, we’ll be successful.”

Hard to disagree with his assessment. With five new guys manning all five positions up front they’ve got a lot of work ahead of them. What has me encouraged is they’ve got an extra preseason game with Buffalo playing in the Hall of Fame game and that could go a long way in helping the group jell in time for the opener. And that first game is a tall task at New England on Monday night.


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