In a long interview with Pro Football Focus, Bills WR Stevie Johnson talked about one of his teammates that did not get a chance to take the field as a rookie last season due to an injury. Marcus Easley, who we profiled on Buffalobills.com Thursday, is a guy that Johnson believes is coming along nicely with potential that’s set to be realized.
Here’s what he told PFF about Easley and how he’s looked in player organized workouts this season.
SJ: He’s getting comfortable. He really hasn’t played a down in the NFL. There’s a time when you get on the field and you get comfortable just practicing. Then you got to start your first game, you’ve got to get comfortable on the field on Sunday. I just feel like he’s breaking down that wall as far as being comfortable practicing with the NFL guys (his teammates). He just looks good. The first time coming in, he was a little stiff and running basic routes (like a said earlier, running a straight comeback). Now he’s seeing how we work it and seeing the freedom that he has. When I [saw] him at Camp Fitz it was like a whole different player. He was more fluid [and] he wasn’t as stiff. It was crazy. Seeing how big he is with the speed he possesses is crazy. He should be a threat also.
I can’t say he’s going to blow up this year, but as soon as he gets comfortable and gets that feel for the game, I believe he will be another threat for the Buffalo Bills. Hopefully that works out and we see what Easley’s about this year.
Tags: Marcus Easley, Stevie Johnson
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