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BDC 11/28: Notes and quotes

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 28, 2011 – 9:51 am


DAILY REPORT
— SCORING BY THE AIR – Yesterday’s game featured 7 passing touchdowns by the Bills and Jets combined (4 by N.Y., 3 by Bills) … 14th time in team history with 7+ combined TD passes (last: 10/24/10 at Bal. – Bills 4, Ravens 3).

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Bills drop one late to Jets

BuffaloBills.com – Smith helps to fill void

Buffalo News – Mistakes wipe out a game effort by Bills

Buffalo News – Spiller is not satisfied with his performance

Buffalo News – Johnson’s antics, drops starting to wear thin

Buffalo News – Dareus tries to get teammates out of doldrums with a speech

Buffalo News –Quarterly Report

Buffalo News – Bills-Jets Report Card

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills stumble to another loss

Rochester D&C – Stevie Johnson’s antics cost the Buffalo Bills

Rochester D&C – Sal’s Six Points: The Answers

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills: Report Card

Associated Press – Sanchez, Burress help Jets get past Bills 28-24

Associated Press – Bills’ glaring errors lead to 4th straight loss

Canandaigua Messenger – Mistakes cost Bills against Jets, week 12 report card

Toronto Sun – Bills’ Johnson embarrasses himself

New York Times – The Perils of Celebrating Before Anything’s Won

New York Post – Bills receiver Johnson drops ball after TD

New York Post – Former Jet Brad Smith bags big TD, but misses another score

New York Post – TD dances cost Bills

New York Daily News – Stevie’s TD celebration dance

New York Daily News – Jets get last laugh after celebration

White Plains Journal – Jets notebook: Penalty costly for Bills’ Johnson

Newark Star Ledger – Bills WR Stevie Johnson takes apparent jab at Plaxico Burress’ shooting incident with TD celebration

ESPN New York – Plaxico gets the last laugh vs. Bills

CBSsports.com – Bills’ Johnson wins moment with dance, Jets again get last laugh

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Roundup: Jets Take Off with Late Win
Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference
Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference
Bills vs. Jets highlights
Week 12: Jets 28, Bills 24 PHOTOS

WGR
Bills Fall to Jets 28-24
Reaction: Jets 28 – Bills 24
HAMILTON: Stevie’s now a joke around the NFL

WGRZ
Johnson’s Mistakes Cost Bills Against Jets
More “What If’s” For Bills in 28-24 Loss to Jets
Take 2: Johnson’s Day to Remember and Forget

WROC – Pitoniak: Gallant Bills effort, despite Stevie Johnson

WIVB – Jets late TD beat Bills 28-24

WKBW – Bills Fall To Jets, Drop Out Of Playoff Race

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
CB Williams hard on himself, McKelvin update

NickMendola.com
Immediate Reactions: Jets 28, Bills 24

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
Steve Johnson’s celebration dumb
Video: Reaction to Johnson celebration
Rapid Reaction: Jets 28, Bills 24

Pro Football Talk
Jets and Bills react to Stevie Johnson’s celebration
Jets come back late, knock off Bills
Stevie Johnson mocks Burress after a touchdown

POSTGAME QUOTES
Head Coach Chan Gailey
On if he’s happy with how the team bounced back from last week’s loss…
I’ve always been impressed with the character of our football team.  You know that.  I never questioned that.  However, I think one of the biggest things about the game today is today is lack of discipline and that’s my responsibility.  I’ve got to get that straightened out or we’re going to kill ourselves in the long run.  We’ve got to play with that kind of emotion without the dumb penalties.

On the Stevie Johnson’s excessive celebration penalty…
I didn’t even see it. I have no idea what happened. I just know there was a penalty.  I have no idea what happened.  Somebody said he layed on the field. You can’t lay down on the field. I don’t know what happened. I just went and talked to him and (said), ‘You can’t do that stuff. It costs the team. It’s wild.’

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On the game as a whole…
We finally played better today. We didn’t play well enough obviously with the loss. They scored at the end and went ahead and we legitimately had four chances to get it in the end zone. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to make the plays and it hurts. It hurts really bad right now. You never like to lose, but these close ones usually hurt the most.

On Stevie Johnson’s drop on the last possession…
I didn’t see it. I got hit and was on the ground. I’m not really sure what happened on it, but it was a play that me and him drew up in the dirt basically. In the huddle, I told him where to line up and what to do. It was nothing we’ve ever really run or practiced before.

On the pass to Brad Smith on the last possession…
It was close. I thought he did a great job stepping in there today. He had a great week of practice. He’s a good wide receiver. He hasn’t had a lot of game reps so to step in there and do what he did – he’s a big target and smart player – the touchdown catch especially, he just did a great job today. That one was close. It was a jump ball in the end zone and unfortunately we couldn’t come down with it.

WR Stevie Johnson
On regretting the penalty from the Touchdown…
Most definitely. It hurt our team.  It was very stupid of me going through that and I feel like I cost our team the win by doing that.  It was a bad decision.  It’s irrelevant whether or not I rehearsed it or not.  At the end of the day, it cost our team seven points. I have to apologize to everyone and talk to coach. I can’t be doing that. I need to be mature about the situation.

On the coach saying he needs to help him with decision making…
We’re all human. If we aren’t learning, what’s the point of living? I’m always willing to learn something from coach whether it be decision making, blocking, how to run a hitch route. I’m always willing to learn something. I’m going to have my ear to him all the time, he’s my coach. I’m all for it I’m not going to take that in a negative way.

WR Brad Smith

On his touchdown reception…
On the pass, [Antonio] Cromartie was in great position. I tried to use a double move on him and he stayed back.  [Ryan] Fitzpatrick put it up and I was actually reaching to knock it down, some how the ball was tipped up and I saw if floating.   

NOTES FROM THE GAME
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
Threw three TD passes (8 yds. to David Nelson in 1st qtr., 5 yds. to Steve Johnson in 2nd qtr., 36 yds. to Brad Smith in 4th qtr.) … Has thrown TD pass in 9 of 11 games this season and has TD in 28 of 34 games played as Bill .. 3rd time this season with 3+ TD passes (also: 4 at K.C. 9/11/11; 3 vs. Oak. 9/18/11) … 51 career TDs with Bills remain 5th place on club all-time chart … Sunday became 5th QB in team history with 50+ TD passes … 4 from matching #4 Drew Bledsoe (55) … Has thrown 15 TD passes to Steve Johnson … the Fitzpatrick-Johnson combo is one of just 13 tandems in team history with 15+ TDs

TE Scott Chandler
Six rec. are new career-high (old high: 5 at K.C., 9/11/11 and at Mia. last week) … Along with five rec. last week at Mia., has 5+ rec. in back-to-back games, first Buffalo TE with such a streak since Jay Riemersma in games 14-15, 1999 (5 at Ari. 12/19; 6 at N.E. 12/26)… 50 rec. yds. … along with career-high 71 yds. last week at Mia., becomes 1st Bills TE with 50+ rec. yds. in consecutive games since Jay Riemersma in games 5-6, 2001

WR Stevie Johnson
Team-high eight rec. raised season total to team-high 54 … 4th rec., a 7-yd. gain in 2nd qtr., gave Johnson his second consecutive 50-rec. season (had 82 in 2010) … 15th Bill with 2+ career 50-rec. seasons … first Bill with back-to-back 50-catch seasons since Lee Evans had 3 straight between 2006 & 2008 … 8 rec. yesterday matched season-high

WR David Nelson
Eigth-yd. TD reception in 1st qtr. opened scoring … Has TD rec. in 3 of last 4 games … 8th career TD, 5th of 2011 … five TDs is new personal season high (3 as rookie in 2010)

WR Brad Smith
Scored TD on 36-yd rec. in 3rd qtr. to tie game at 21-21 … 3rd career TD rec., first since 12/2/07 with N.Y.J. at Mia. (on 19-yd. catch from Kellen Clemens) … TD was 2nd (by any method) this season; also scored on 5-yd. rush vs. Phi., 10/9 … 36-yd. rec. was new career long (previous: 29, with N.Y.J. at Ten., 12/23/07) … four rec. most since four with N.Y.J. at Oak., 10/19/08

K Dave Rayner
1-1 on FG Sunday (successful from 53 yds.) … has made 10 of last 11 FGAs … 53-yd. FG in 4th qtr., which gave Bills 24-21 lead, tied as 7th longest in team history (see list, left) … along with 56-yd. FG last week at Mia., Rayner is first Bill with 50-yd. FGs in consecutive games since Mike Hollis in 2002; streak is 5th in team history

RB C.J. Spiller
Led team with 55 rushing yds. … 2nd time in career with team-leading rushing total (11/7/10 vs. Chi. – 20 yds.) … 19 att. are new career high (previous: nine, at Mia. 12/19/10)

CB Drayton Florence
Interception in 2nd qtr. led to TD which put Bills up 14-7 … 3rd INT of season, 4th time in NFL career with 3+ in season (also: 4 with S.D. in 2004, 3 with S.D. in 2006 and with Bills in 2010) … 12 of 17 career INTs have resulted in TD; 2 others have enabled team to run out clock

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Bills WR Brad Smith tipped a pass and pulled it in for a career-long 36-yard touchdown reception on Sunday.


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