TORONTO - Stevie Johnson is catching all kinds of flak.
At least he’s catching something.
The Bills’ receiver dropped a potentially game-winning touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter Sunday.
That came after he mocked the Jets’ Plaxico Burress, incurring a taunting penalty, that helped lead New York to a touchdown.
All in all, it wasn’t one of Stevie’s better days. And, now he’s getting called out on his twitter account. He was wide open down the middle of the field with 35 seconds left when a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick hit him in the hands and bounced to the ground. It was reminiscent of Johnson’s overtime touchdown drop in a game against Pittsburgh last year.
He blamed God for that one on Twitter.
Now he’s disputing he had a “drop”.
“I can’t believe you guys really telling me I “dropped” the GWinner. Smh. Pitt was a drop. This was QB&WR not on the same page,” Johnson tweeted.
Not sure how Fitzpatrick miscommunicated. He couldn’t have delivered the ball any better if he’d walked over to Johnson and handed it to him.
Johnson mocked Burress by pretending to shoot himself in the thigh when all he was really doing, was to shoot himself in the foot. And that hurt the Bills more than it ever did Burress.
BIG D — FOR DENIAL?
Denver director of football operations, John Elway, says the team is winning with great defence and by running the ball.
“It’s really mistake-free football, playing great defence and running the football on the offensive side,” Elway said on 102.3 The Ticket in Denver. “We’re not beating ourselves on the offensive side.”
As for Tim Tebow, he’s not saying anything bad about him. He’s just not saying anything good, either.
Funny though, how that great defence and running game didn’t show up until Tebow did. Just coincidence, I guess.
Julian Edelman seems to have adopted the philosophy that it is better to give than to receive.
Or, at least, equally as good.
The New England receiver has been dabbling in the fine art of playing defence this season. Edelman played 16 snaps, primarily covering the slot receiver, Sunday against the Eagles. He liked it.
Better yet, he didn’t look out of place, tackling Vince Young on one running play and later sticking a hit on Young just as he released a pass.
“We got off the field, so that play was good,” Edelman told the Boston Herald. “I wanted to hit him but ... I just did not want to get any kind of penalty and hit him in the right (area).”
Edelman has three receptions, plus 468 return yards on special teams, and now also splits time with the defence. He’s spent a lot of extra time with (Patriots defensive backs coach) Josh Boyer,” said coach Bill Belichick. “He’s really been a huge help for us.”
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