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Jauron on who is the #1 WR in Buffalo

Posted by Chris Brown on March 11, 2009 – 10:33 pm

Bills head coach Dick Jauron who spoke to the media at One Bills Drive Wednesday afternoon was asked if Lee Evans is still the team’s number one wideout now that Terrell Owens in on the roster. Here was his response.

“I don’t know that we have to think that way,” said Jauron. “Well over 50 percent of the time you’ve got three (receivers) on the field, so I don’t feel like you need to number them. The bottom line in our business is that in a normal NFL season you are going to get 1,000 plays on offense. If you’re 50-50, you’re going to throw it 500 times, that’s a lot of throws. And if you are lucky enough to complete 65 percent of those balls there are a lot of completions in there for a lot of players, so if we can spread that ball around and be 50-50 then everybody should be satisfied.”

Naturally labeling Evans the number one wideout could be an insult to Owens in light of his career production, while saying Owens is the number one wideout without even taking a snap in a Bills uniform would probably be an insult to Evans. So Jauron wisely dismissed the labels, which I believe will continue throughout the season.

For what it’s worth Evans did say in an ESPN News phone interview over the weekend that he still considers himself the top wideout.

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