Inside The Bills

Chan to Stevie: Got to be smarter

Posted by Chris Brown on November 28, 2011 – 5:00 pm

Bills head coach Chan Gailey and Stevie Johnson discussed the events that came out of Johnson’s touchdown celebration Sunday and they both feel they’re on the same page moving forward.

“I think it was wrong and I told him so and what I hate is that game is remembered for his one action rather than a lot of the good things he did in the game,” said Gailey. “I’ve told him where I stand on it and he knows exactly where things lie now.”

“Yeah, he was telling me I have to be smarter,” said Johnson. “I’ve got to be more aware of the situations and rules and things of that sort. I’ll listen to every word that he says, that’s my coach.”

Johnson indicated that his touchdown celebrating days are probably over, at least the super creative type that he usually pulls out. Gailey doesn’t want to completely squash Johnson’s free spirited nature knowing it’s part of what makes him a very good player.

“I hope the extreme celebration might be over,” said Gailey. “Everybody gets happy about scoring. I don’t want him to not like it, but at the same time you’ve got to be under control. You’ve got to keep your composure.”

When asked if he plans to discipline Johnson in any way in light of the fact that he had to address the touchdown celebrating with him last year as well, Gailey said he’ll let the league handle the discipline.

“These are men and they’ve got to understand exactly what’s at stake and they have to understand that actions reaps consequences and consequences affect the team,” he said.


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