Tandon Doss Hopes Touchdown Was First Of Many


The second-year wide receiver scored the first touchdown of his career on Sunday.

Lost in the aftermath of Sunday's blowout loss to the Texans was the fact that second-year wide receiver Tandon Doss scored the first touchdown of his career.

The 15-yard score off a bubble screen came at a point when the Ravens were already trailing by 26 points, which took away some of the satisfaction of the moment. 

"I couldn't really think too much about [its significance] because we were still down a lot and we were just worried about scoring points fast," said Doss, who plans to give the game ball to his mom. "I really didn't get to soak it in as much. It felt good getting in, but at the same time it wasn't as sweet as it could have been."

Doss now has three catches for 60 yards on the season, and he hopes that Sunday's touchdown was the first of many more to come.

"I have high expectations for myself and whenever my name is called I'm hoping to make a play and hopefully I get more targets," Doss said.

Doss' playing time has fluctuated this season, and the 18 snaps he saw against the Texans was tied for the most he's played all season. The Ravens were in passing situations for most of the game which gave Doss  more of an opportunity to get on the field.

Also, No. 3 receiver Jacoby Jones is now working as the top kick and punt returner, which could give Doss additional chances on offense while Jones is getting a breather. Jones played 20 snaps on Sunday against the Texans, with Doss getting more playing time than usual.  

"Going from barely playing to getting more and more reps each week, it's getting a lot easier and I'm getting more comfortable," Doss said. "I'm getting used to the game speed."

Playing time has been a gradual process for the former fourth-round pick. He played in just three games last year, and then struggled through a hamstring injury during training camp and the preseason.

He's been healthy since the start of the regular season, and says that the next step is to continue pushing for more playing time.

"I just have to keep getting better," Doss said. "Keep learning from Anquan [Boldin], the veterans, developing as a player. Hopefully, I get the reps and I earn a starting position in the future. Right now, I'm just doing what I can do."

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