Inside The Bills

Roscoe a no go on punt return again

Posted by Chris Brown on October 21, 2009 – 4:16 pm

Bills head coach Dick  Jauron was asked about his plans for the team’s punt return duties Sunday and if they would be handled by Roscoe Parrish a week after he was a healthy scratch for the Jets game.

“We’ll stay with what we did last Sunday,” said Jauron. “We’ll go in that direction and I think it worked out pretty well.”

Last week Fred Jackson was the primary punt returner while Parrish was inactive. Jackson had a pair of fair catches in the game last week and a 27-yard return that put Buffalo in position for the game-winning field goal at the end of regulation with a drive start at midfield.

Parrish however, has led the league in punt return average each of the last two years and is the NFL all-time punt return average leader. But Jauron seems pretty firm on his decision. He was also asked if he felt Parrish had been pressing and if that was the problem with his performance.

“Probably. He’s a great effort guy and a competitive and he just wants to make plays,” said Jauron. “He just really wants to make plays so I would say that’s right.”

Parrish came into the season with a career punt return average of 14.0, but this season he has averaged just 6.1 yards on 12 returns with a long of 31.


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