Inside The Bills

Chan feels it can work w/Stevie

Posted by Chris Brown on January 11, 2012 – 3:25 pm

In the wake of Bills GM Buddy Nix saying that the end zone displays that got Stevie Johnson in hot water are behind them, Bills head coach Chan Gailey echoed similar sentiments in an appearance on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550 earlier this week.

Gailey was asked if in fact Stevie re-signs does he feel like he can trust the free-spirited receiver.

“Yes, I am confident we can make that work,” Gailey told the Howard Simon show. “It’s not me, it’s we. It’s he and I and everybody that’s involved in this thing. It falls on my shoulders I understand that. But if we don’t solve problems with the ‘we’ identity we’re going to make a mistake. Everybody has got some action in this and a sense of responsibility in this.

“If I thought Stevie was a bad person then we probably wouldn’t even be having this conversation. But I know he’s not. I know he’s a good person deep down. I don’t think he wants to hurt the team. I don’t think that at all. I don’t see that being a big issue going forward.”

Gailey then expressed his greatest concern, which would be losing Johnson in free agency.

“The worst thing is you might lose a good player,” he said. “That’s the worst thing. You don’t want to lose a good football player, so hopefully we can work it out.”

The entire interview can be heard at the WGR550 site.

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