Marquise Goodwin vanished from the Buffalo Bills offense in 2014, catching just one pass (on nine targets) and spending several weeks on the inactive list. There's a new coaching staff in town, however, and while we're not yet sure what Goodwin's role on the team will be, he sounds heartened by the coaching change nonetheless.
Speaking with Sal Capaccio on The John Murphy Show on Tuesday night, Goodwin was asked what he likes most about the new offense being installed by coordinator Greg Roman.
"I'm actually a part of the offense," responded Goodwin with a chuckle. "That's what I like about it."
Goodwin caught 17 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns in a promising 2013 campaign, but was a non-factor in 2014 as Mike Williams and Chris Hogan supplanted him in the lineup. Four tight ends and five running backs caught more passes than Goodwin, whose one reception netted the team 42 yards.
"I see a lot of things we can take advantage of, and one is utilizing everybody that we have on the roster," continued Goodwin in what came across as a veiled shot at his previous coaches.
Goodwin has an uphill fight to stay on the roster, but he squeaked into our most recent 53-man roster projection. One of his problems in the past was nagging injuries, something he says he is going to rectify in 2015 by "playing hurt." When he has had opportunities, he has made them count; of his 18 career receptions, six have yielded 20 or more yards, including all three of his touchdowns (40, 59, and 43 yards, respectively).