New Bills WR Terrell Owens, who showed up at the team’s voluntary workouts after previously saying he wouldn’t, talked to the Buffalo media on Thursday. T.O. touched on numerous topics, including his workout plans, his relationship with QB Trent Edwards and Troy Aikman‘s criticism.
T.O.’s main message to Bills fans and teammates? “No worries,” as in he won’t be a distraction to the team.
Here are some of the highlight’s of T.O.’s meeting with the media:
On how much he has done with Edwards: “The last couple of days, we’ve got some throwing in. Trent was out there yesterday, and today, some of the other guys were out there. I’m just trying to get familiarized with the offense and the signals and things like that.”
On Aikman’s recent comments about the Dallas Cowboys being right in cutting T.O.: “That’s fine. Troy is Troy. I think he has three Super Bowl rings, so he has the authority to say that. Other than that, I’m fine. I’ve been called selfish pretty much throughout my career. I think I’m in good company, Jerry Rice has been called selfish before, as well as a number of other guys. I’m still probably going to be called selfish, so other than that, it doesn’t bother me, what he says. … He said it, and I’ll move on.”
On how long he plans to be in town: “I’m going to work with my receiving coach and with coach (Dick) Jauron with my schedule. I already told him, we’re already on track; there will be days and weeks that I’ll be coming in, two or three days here, two or three days there, and so even before everything was even reported about me not showing up, I had already talked to coach Jauron about those things, so that’s why I really wasn’t worried about anything that was reported.”
On what his conditioning program is like: “I work with my trainer, and actually, he’s here. He’s been here the last couple of days, and I’m still doing a lot of things that the Bills here are doing. We went out on the field and ran routes and going through the offense a little bit. In the weight room, I do the things that fit me.”
On if he has to pass his “no worries” message onto his teammates: “No, not at all. I think if you listen to all of the statements that a lot of my teammates have had since I left the Cowboys, there wasn’t any disruptions. You guys are basically going off of commentators’ comments and broadcasters’ comments. I honestly feel about myself and the way I conducted myself three years in Dallas, and those guys have spoken very, very highly of me and the things that I brought to the team on and off the field, so I don’ t really have to worry about that.”