The fact that Marquise Goodwin was seven yards deep in the end zone on the kickoff he would wind up taking all the way back for a touchdown Sunday in Buffalo’s 44-20 win over Indianapolis didn’t seem to be an issue for him. As long as he’s still in the field of play how deep he’s sitting in the end zone when he fields a kickoff is irrelevant for him.
“I’m bringing it out every time,” said Goodwin regarding kick returns. “Until the other returner (fullback) Frank (Summers) keeps me in I’m bringing it out every time. So in my mind I’m thinking, yeah I’m going to take this one.”
That’s exactly what Goodwin did on Sunday. The irony of his return, which he took up the middle of the field before busting his tail to the left sideline was the call for the play was to the other side of the field.
“It was actually a right middle return. It just kind of happened that way,” said Goodwin.
Goodwin also had a 53-yard return that he almost took all the way back. Safety Ashante Williams was able to make an ankle tackle from behind on Goodwin near midfield, which surprised Goodwin.
“It was a little different for me,” he said. “It was a good blocking scheme by the guys. They fought for me and I just ran and did the best I could. Somebody kind of got my ankles at the end.”
Goodwin averaged 80 yards on his two returns.
Tags: Bills-Colts, Marques Goodwin
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