Wilson will be ‘disappointed’ if Bills don’t make playoffs

Bills owner Ralph Wilson has high expectations for the team to make the playoffs this coming season. (G.Newman Lowrance / NFL.com)

Bills owner Ralph Wilson was announced as one of six members of the Hall of Fame class of 2009. (G.Newman Lowrance / NFL.com)

As his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame nears, Bills owner Ralph Wilson has overseen some changes in Buffalo, the biggest being the offseason addition of WR Terrell Owens. Wilson, who chatted live on NFL.com on Tuesday, believes that with a little luck, the Bills have the talent to win now.

“I expect us to have a better season, not only for me but for the fans in Buffalo, than we have had in the last few years,” Wilson said. “Now, of course, there are so many things that can happen in the game, as the football fans know. There’s the talent factor, but I think we have the talent now. The luck factor is huge; the ball has to bounce right. We had the Dallas Cowboys beat a couple of years ago. All we had to do was recover the onside kick by them and we won the game, and the ball bounced away from our guy and the Cowboys recovered it and kicked the winning field goal.

“But I’ll be disappointed if we don’t make the playoffs this year. I think we’ve got a good chance.”

Wilson touched on a number of topics during his chat — the majority of which was focused on his upcoming induction — and also shared some nice memories of Lamar Hunt and the goal posts that came down after the season-opening win over the Dolphins in 1980.

As for Owens, Wilson said there has been “an awful lot of buzz” around Buffalo.

“We haven’t really had a national figure like Terrell for many, many years,” Wilson said. “He’s known all over the country, he’s a great player, he’s a great guy. The fans are interested in seeing him. He’ll bring us a lot of help, so everybody’s enthusiastic about it.”

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