At the end of Buffalo’s season-ending win over the Colts SUnday, Terrell Owens took some extra time to thank the fans still braving the cold to the end of the game with high fives around the stadium and acknowledgement to the fans lining the tunnel entrance. Owens explained why he went through with the extended farewell at the end of the season.
“These fans have been passionate from day one, from the initial day that I signed here, just being on the field for the first time, playing our first game here, these guys have been passionate,” Owens said. “You saw it – you had guys out there who were ridiculous – no shirts throughout the whole game! I mean, I was freezing with what I had on! So that just shows you the passion and the love that these guys have for the Buffalo Bills and I just felt like I owed it to them – Again, I told one of the guys earlier, I don’t think it’s been expressed enough how much they’ve meant to me and how much they’ve welcomed me with open arms and I just want to express that.”
Bills fans obviously won Owens over as he genuinely appreciates the support he got here in his one season. Whether fan support is enough to keep in Buffalo remains to be seen, although a certain fan movement in a season finale between the Bills and Bengals was convincing enough to get Takeo Spikes to sign as a free agent seven years ago.
Personally I doubt Owens will be back with the Bills in 2010, but I never say never.
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