Stevie Needs to Grow UpNovember 27th, 2011 at 10:21 pm by Paul Peck under 4 Warn Weather
I guess I’ll be the latest to heap abuse on Stevie Johnson. What he did today was a joke. Plaxico Burress, the subject of his ill-timed and ill-conceived celebration dance, summed it up best when he responded by pointing out that Johhnson did drop the potential game winning touchdown.
When is this going to stop with Stevie? When are we going to start believing that football is more important to him than his rap career, his public relations and his attention-grabbing dances? I sense we won’t see that until Stevie’s wearing another team’s uniform.
The TD dance was dumb, and makes you wonder how much thought and planning he put into the act, and how much time he spent on it? Was it planned to grab attention in New York City, the world’s attention-getting capital? He would have gotten away with it, until he fell to the turf like a grounded jet. That’s what actually drew the penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, not the dance. It might have not been so bad, or gotten so much attention if Johnson hadn’t dropped the pass late in the game. But the football gods don’t appreciate being mocked, and they provided their payback. So once again, we’re talking about everything but a very good game against Darrelle Revis, the NFL’s best cornerback.
Johnson is a free agent after the season, and he’s been angling for a new contract. Good luck with that now. Does he really think he deserves #1 receiver money? Does he really think he’ll get it from the Bills? I have to think they’re tired of his act. Is he a good player? Yes. Are there a lot of good receivers? Yes. Can the Bills find one who isn’t such a pain in the neck? Absolutely. It’s Stevie’s own actions and conduct that may cost him the big money deal he so desires.
So the the money’s probably gone, and so is the Bills faith in him as a #1 receiver. I would expect to see another reciver drafted pretty high in the draft.
That plan could leave Stevie dancing…right out of Buffalo.