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Bolts sign Roscoe Parrish

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Chargers add Roscoe Parrish
    Posted by Mike Florio on April 3, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT

    Chargers owner Dean Spanos recently explained that, by not re-signing receiver Vincent Jackson, the team was able to bring in multiple additional free agents.

    The Chargers have now added their third receiver since Jackson left.

    Per a league source, the Chargers have agreed to terms with former Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish on a one-year deal.

    Primarily a return specialist, Parrish had spent all seven of his NFL seasons with the Bills after joining the team via round two of the 2005 draft. He appeared in only two games last season, missing the remainder with an ankle injury.
     
  2. Blue Bolt

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    Should Goodman be worried? ;)
     
  3. boltfanatik

    boltfanatik Toxic Minority Member

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    Great, another lame duck!:poop:
     
  4. Lance19

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    Well, over 7 NFL years, Roscoe ALMOST has
    enough starts to fill out a 16 game season. :cry:

    (but, to be fair, crackin' that Bills depth chart is a Herculean task)
     
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  5. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I dunno, someone told me he had some pretty good return statistics last year.:p

    Despite that I don't understand this signing, I guess I assumed Royal would be the kick returner.
     
  6. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Competition is always good, but Goodman should beat out Parrish.

    Royal is a punt returner, not a kick returner.
     
  7. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Can he not do both? I figure punt returning is harder consideirng trajectory and field position, why would he not be allowed to return kicks?

    And looking into it. Parrish has 45 carrer kick returns, and 135 carrer punt returns, and hasn't returned a kick off since 2009.
     
  8. rickochey

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    What I like about this is that Norv is showing that he wants Royal to play WR rather than KR/PR
     
  9. Whooki Mane

    Whooki Mane BoltTalker

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    love the signing... yes he hasnt lived up to where he was drafted but ill take his speed and elusiveness as a 5th wr over goodman anyday
     
  10. Joy Division

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    Same reason why field goal kickers can't be punters and vice-versa.
    It's part of a grand conspiracy against the Chargers.
     
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  11. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Roscoe P Coltrane sure could drive a car.
     
  12. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Camp fodder
     
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  13. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    It's like signing "Mongol." Get the "Roscoe" out there! Roscoe rules!
     
  14. Blue Bolt

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    It's not the same skill, believe it or not. Fielding a kickoff is different than fielding a punt. Some guys can do both, but often guys split the return duties. Royal only been returning punts the last few years.

    Parrish may be nothing more than an extra camp body....... like Robinson was last season. ;)
     
  15. Joy Division

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    This is from '08...(Kickoff returns have changed a little since then because of the newer rules)

    “Punt return and kickoff return are two totally different things,” said veteran dual returner Allen Rostrum. “They are two totally different balls. One is a tight spiral that at times turns over and at times doesn’t. Kickoff is an easier catch because it is a spiral and you can tell where it is going to land. It’s a totally different mindset. You can run forward and catch a kickoff return. Not many people can run forward with a full head of steam and catch a punt. You have to be set with punt returns because the ball can change at any moment because of the style of kick that it is.”
    It’s not just fielding the kick that is different. Kickoffs can be more dangerous because the coverage team has built up speed and the returner runs right into them (Take it from Tim Brown). On punt coverage players are more likely to slow down. This means that teams aren’t willing to risk good position players on kick return. They tend to choose straight-forward speedsters who can secure the ball well.
    Punt returners have to make a lot more decisions quickly. Only about half of all punts are returned. The player must decide in a split second whether to let the punt go, to fair catch, or to try for a return. If he does go for it, he must have not have excellent footwork and agility in addition to speed. While kickoff returners need to follow their blockers, see the hole, and hit it, punt returners usually have to elude a tackler or two immediately. They cannot build up speed before they must cut left and right.
    Devin Hester, by the way, has seen a great drop in return production this year, causing the Bears to replace him on kick-offs last week. Perhaps multi-tasking is impossible.
     
  16. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Duh. But you'd think kick returns would be easier based on the fact that nobody is going to plough your *** going full speed while you're looking into the sun. Royal needs to earn that paycheck and return some kickoffs.
     
  17. Blue Bolt

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    You know going into camp that they sign more guys than they will keep. All will be determined by what they show in camp, and how big a role Royal has in the offense. I still see Royal as the punt returner, and Goodman doing kickoffs.
     
  18. AnteaterCharger

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    I see him as competition for Richard goodman with someone who is more competent in both special team and as a backup receiver
     
  19. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Okay I guess my irritation is that we're spending money (veteran minimum which is like $1M now) on 6th string WRs and not a #2 or #3 RB.

    Lets get Ryan Grant, Tim Hightower, or Justin Forsett in here.
     
  20. Blue Bolt

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    Can't we just draft a guy?........ After all, Tolbert was a UDFA. ;)
     
  21. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    :roflmao: Fool proof plan. AJ knocked his last few out of the park with Jordan Todman, Gartrell Johnson, and Marcus Thomas.

    I'm as big of a Mathews homer as there is on this board, but even I admit we need a solid game ready #2 RB.
     
  22. Blue Bolt

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    I thought McClain wanted to be a RB........ didn't he have t-shirts made up? ;)
     
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    Chargers reach deal with another WR/KR
    UTSanDiego.com

    Roster depth sparks versatility.

    On Tuesday, the Chargers added another log to the fire.

    The team agreed to a one-year deal with former Bills returner Roscoe Parrish. He will join Richard Goodman at the back end of the team's rotation at wide receiver.

    Parrish, 29, spent his first seven seasons with the Bills. His 12.0-yard career average on punt returns is second only to Devin Hester (12.9) since 2005.

    Parrish led the NFL in punt return average in 2007 (16.3) and 2008 (15.3). He's also averaged 23.6 yards on 29 kickoff returns.

    At wide receiver, the top four spots are essentially set between Robert Meachem, Malcom Floyd, Vincent Brown and Eddie Royal.

    Parrish ran a 4.37 at the 2005 NFL combine, but for the past two years, the speedster has been slowed by injuries.

    He landed on injured reserve in 2010 with a wrist injury after catching 33 passes for a career-high 400 yards in eight games The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder suffered a season-ending left ankle injury in Week 2 last year.

    If healthy and back to form, Parrish could factor into the team's punt returning, protecting Royal from the exposure. Royal, as an example, suffered a concussion last season against the Vikings when he collided with a teammate on a punt return.

    Between Parrish and Royal, the Chargers aren't short on special teams options.

    They also re-signed returner Goodman as an exclusive rights free agent last month. He averaged 27.5 yards on 34 kickoffs and had a 105-yard return for a touchdown against the Raiders in the season finale.

    Goodman remains an option in the kick return game and will continue to develop as a receiver.

    "Richard has a great career in front of him, and Roscoe has a great body of work," said NorthStar Sports Representation, which represents Goodman, in a release. "Any team with both of those guys on it is in better shape than with just one of them on it."

    Parrish was a high school teammate of safety Atari Bigby, another recent signee of the Chargers. Both played at Miami Senior High.

    Goodman, also a Florida native, is currently training in Miami.
     
  24. MadMike

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    Goodman or Parrish? Don't really care. Seems to me if Roscoe is healthy he is a bit faster than Goodman and has a lot more NFL game experience. I'd go with Roscoe, but I hope neither is playing receiver, cause that means better players have gotten hurt in front of them.
     
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    Roscoe Parrish !!!!...seriously ? :eek:
    I'm not even gonna waste my time with this signing...............complete hack, wont see out TC.
     
  26. Dublin Bolt

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    I guess it's between he and Goodman in TC. I know I keep banging on about it but if Goodman has a quick lead blocker on kick returns instead of the snail that is #22, then we will truly see his speed and abilities.
     
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    Sounds like Bills fans are generally lamenting him leaving the team. I suppose that is a good sign.
     
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    Roscoe will show you all!!

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  29. Whooki Mane

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    if roscoe parrish doesnt make the final 53 over goodman AJ/Norv or whoever is responsible for cuts should be fired on the spot...
     
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    Another Fire Norv thread??...
     
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