Edwards, Jauron comment on Lynch decision

August, 3, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards and head coach Dick Jauron commented on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision Monday to uphold running back Marshawn Lynch's three-game suspension.

Edwards:

"That's obviously a little bit disappointing. We're going to miss him a lot. He's a big-time player for us. He's a Pro Bowl-caliber running back. You know, three games is a big three games when you start the season off on the right foot, but I do have a lot of faith in Fred Jackson, Dominic Rhodes and the other guys we have. I know [running backs coach] Eric Studesville will get those guys ready to go.

"We'll open up holes for those guys and make some plays, and unfortunately Marshawn won't be there. But we'll have guys step up. It's tough that he had to go through that. I think he's going to learn his lesson and we'll move on from there."

Jauron:

"Clearly, it's the league's policy. We're part of the league. We're disappointed, obviously. We'll lose a real good football player for three games. But hopefully Marshawn's learned a good deal from it. He's a guy that we have a lot of belief in. We like this man on our team, but he's paying a price. So that's the way it is. Clearly, we'll all abide by it."

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