Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Owens urges Edwards to 'take some shots'
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Terrell Owens declined to speak in the heat of the moment.
The Buffalo Bills receiver caught just two passes in Monday night's demoralizing 25-24 loss to the New England Patriots and spun away from reporters in the locker room afterward.
With two days to think about how the game could have gone differently, he acknowledged the Patriots did a good job of eliminating him and Lee Evans from the game, but also urged Bills quarterback Trent Edwards to take more chances.
"There were some opportunities that we missed, and those are some of the things you’re talking about," Owens said. "It's always a work in progress, and Trent has to better assess what he’s seeing out there and take some shots down the field.
"We're going to do that, and by no means was that the reason that we lost the game. There were some opportunities and until the last five minutes, we had the game in the bag. That really wasn’t that case.
"Obviously, we didn’t utilize myself and Lee as much as we would like, but we still had the game won."