Inside The Bills

Johnson focused on team success

Posted by Chris Brown on July 1, 2011 – 8:58 am

Bills WR Stevie Johnson made it clear he’s focused on team success more than individual stats. While he doesn’t deny that he wants to improve on his numbers from 2010 (82, 1,073, 10 TDs), he’s gone out of his way to find out what makes the successful teams successful by talking to an NHL player he knows not too far from his home in San Francisco.

Here’s what he told Pro Football Focus in an interview about finding the winning formula and turning Buffalo’s fortunes around.

SJ: We gotta come together as one unit. I talked to Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks and I was asking how the locker room is. [They] almost got to the finals and had a great season, so [I asked] what the difference was and how [they] did it. He was just telling me that everybody plays for each other. Nobody’s worried about the individual things, how much this person’s making, or what he’s trying to get to make money. It was nothing like that and people were all for one.

That’s what we have to do and I believe last year was huge. Even though we had a bad record, what we’ve been through showed from the highest of the highs to the lowest of the lows. Like Lee Evans … he’s one of the top threats in the league. He can kill anybody, but he didn’t have one of those seasons that everybody expected out of him. We’ve seen him at his low. We’ve seen me at my low. It’s like, what do we have to hide? Let’s all work together, forget about the numbers, and try to get “W”s.


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