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Parrish The Thought

Roscoe Parrish, normally a quiet presence in the locker room, is complaining about not getting involved enough in the Bills' passing game. Parrish griped to more than one reporter during Wednesday's open locker room about the team's failure to utilize his game-breaking talents.

Parrish has a total of four catches in the last five games. He hasn't had more than one catch in a game during that time. A year ago at this time, he was in a cold spell where he went five games without a reception. So this isn't a new phenomenon. But with Peerless Price out for the year at the No. 2 receiver, you'd think they could find more creative ways to get Roscoe the ball. The 47-yard TD pass against the Patriots was a good example of what can happen when you at least try to get him the ball.

The TD against the Pats was Parrish's first catch of more than 17 yards this season. So he has to take some of the blame. If he's such a game-breaker, he ought to show it more often in the passing game. The fact is, the coaches have more faith in Josh Reed to get open and catch the routine balls.

And just for the record, Trent Edwards did a much better job getting Parrish the ball than Losman. In the two games before his recent drought, Parrish had four and six catches in consecutive games -- with Edwards at quarterback.

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