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Say what you want about the man, his history and his age. The guy can still play. And by commanding double-coverage, he makes the other WR’s better (ex. Donte Stallworth, post-T.O., and remember all the hype about Terry Glenn being “back” when he last played with T.O.?).
T.O. caught only 7 fewer TDs in the past three years than the entire Bills squad (38-45). I know ESPN threw out the T.O. caught more TDs than the Bills WRs in the past three years, but this is more telling. They theoretically nearly doubled their receiving scoring with a single acquisition.
Here’s the more important number. Wins. T.O. wins games. The last time the Bills won more games than T.O.’s team, 2000. In fact, in that stretch, from 2001-2008, T.O.’s teams have won 79 games, while the Bills have won 52.
He may be getting old, he may be a head case. But he wins games. For the Bills sake, I hope they cut him loose after his one-year contract is over.
TO wins games = FALSE.
In Dallas, the Cowboys had not won a recent Playoff game before TO came and they didn’t win when he got there.
In Philly, the Eagles went to 4 straight NFC Championship games, with TO they went to the Super Bowl and lost. However, TO didn’t even play in the NFC Championship game.
In San Fran, they were 4-5 in the playoffs only making to the 2nd round 4 times but losing each time. 2 years before TO came to San Fran, they won the SB.
Still waiting to learn how T.O. doesn’t win games. No one claimed he wins Lombardi trophies. But all those playoff appearances you cited all point to one thing. T.O. wins games. Cause you don’t get to the playoffs by losing. And that’s something the bills have had troubles with lately, getting to the playoffs and not losing.
So now we will see if T.O. can still battle age and his body and continue to win games and as you pointed out, get his teams to the playoffs.
players don’t win games, teams and coaches win games. TO destroys team chemistry. I can’t believe you are defending this tool.
Not defending T.O. he’s a walking land mine. Anyone who steps on him loses a leg, if they’re lucky. I’m only stating that the numbers are in his favor. Whether it’s because of him or in spite of him, his teams win games. Period. Indisputable fact. He’s still a tool though.
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