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Where Stevie plans to help Graham

Posted by Chris Brown on June 11, 2012 – 4:16 pm

Stevie Johnson wants to get back on the practice field with his teammates for a host of reasons, not the least of which is re-establishing timing with Ryan Fitzpatrick. But there’s a secondary benefit that Johnson has in mind as well.

Johnson remembers learning a lot as a rookie just by watching players like Lee Evans and other veterans run routes. He wants to set the example now for the young wideouts on the roster like third-round pick T.J. Graham. More specifically he wants to assist Graham in improving his technique in getting off the line of scrimmage against physical DBs.

“One thing that I want to help him out with specifically is just off the line, things off the line,” said Johnson. “He has the burst. He can run routes. He’s been catching the ball. It’s just off the line that’s where we can get better. That’s another reason why I want to come back too so you can see the difference with me getting off the line and just getting off the ball regularly. So he can see that instead of me just telling him.”

Graham had a streaking touchdown catch and run during the two-minute drill segment on a bullet pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. The highlight can be found in Monday’s Bills Roundup report in the Media Center at To put it simply, no one was catching him.

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