080912 ATLANTA: Falcons head coach Mike Smith gives running back Jacquizz Rodgers a low five after he rushed for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead over the Ravens during second quarter action in Atlanta on Thursday, August 9, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM
After a poor showing against the Ravens, the kickoff return unit played better against Cincinnati.
Jacquizz and James Rodgers split the return duties.
Jacquizz had three kickoff returns for 57 yards. James had 1 for 18.
“We were not happy with the way that we returned kicks last week,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “We did a good job this week. It was good to see that.”
Jacquizz Rodgers led the Falcons in rushing against the Bengals with four carries for 24 yards, including a 16-yard gain.
He also caught three passes, including a 22-yarder.
“Quizz is someone that we feel is a three down back,” Smith said. “He can come in a do the things that a three-down back does. He’s is not just a change of pace back.”
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