Bills head coach Dick Jauron appeared on Sirius NFL Radio Friday afternoon and was asked by Rich Gannon and Adam Schein about why Terrell Owens hasn’t been more productive. Here was his comment.
“He really is a disruptive force, you know, and he’s playing well for us,” said Jauron of Owens. “And we’ve got to find ways to keep our quarterback upright long enough to deliver the ball to him, too. You know, we’ve struggled in that area and we’ve struggled in a lot of different areas.
“In the game last week clearly we wanted to run the ball to help our offensive line, to take some of the pressure off them. We wanted to play-action pass and we wanted to take some shots deep and it seemed like everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
“So when we had some deep shots called, it seemed like the protection broke down. And when the protection held up, then we didn’t seem to have guys open or we couldn’t’ find them. It just seems to be one thing after another and clearly it’s on our shoulders to correct it. And we’re working to try to get it done. But we’ve got to get it done somehow, and he’s a big part of it, as you pointed out. He’s an outstanding football player and he’s not alone. We have some, I think our skill people are really good. We’ve got to get the ball into their hands more than we’re doing and give them more chances.”
Jauron points out protection problems, quarterback read problems and receiver separation problems. He has said before that its everything, so this is the most specific answer we’ve seen.
Of course most fans could see that pass protection, QB misreads and receiver separation have all cropped up as issues.
And though all of those elements might be deemed correctable, its proven hard to correct them effectively in the last three games.
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