ORCHARD PARK (wgrz.com) - Terrell Owens left the lockeroom without speaking to the media Monday night after the Bills 25-24 loss to the New England Patriots.
Wednesday he talked about why.
"It's not the first time. If you guys are upset about it, then hey- I'm not. We lost the game, and it's nothing different, nothing new. I haven't spoken to the media before, so it's nothing new. I've done it before, done it after wins, done it after losses. I'm a very competitive guy and I felt like I wasn't in my frame of mind to really speak to the media at that time and that's at my discretion."
Owens had just two catches for 46-yards Monday night. Quarterback Trent Edwards threw his way just three times in the game.
Given Owens history of demanding the football, the relationship between the two is being watched closely. Here's what Owens had to say on Edwards performance and his limited production against the Patriots.
"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."
Owens also mentioned Bills kick returner Leodis McKelvin who fumbled late and cost the Bills the game.
"There are a number of opportunities that we missed offensively, so I know a lot of people want to point the finger at Leodis (McKelvin) and his decision to come out of the end zone, but that's a guy that's very competitive, trying to make a play, and I'm sure, given that situation again, he will make a better decision. We lost as a team and we're going to move forward."