Stevie Johnson: It's all about accountability, sort of
TAMPA, Fla. -- By now, I've come to learn that you never know what Stevie Johnson is going to do or say next.
After Sunday's 27-6 loss to the Bucs, he talked about the importance of players being accountable -- seconds after shrugging off a question about a pass that deflected off his hands for an interception.
Early in the second quarter, the Bills had a second-and-3 at their own 44. EJ Manuel threw a pass over the middle that bounced off Johnson's hands and was picked off by Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David. The throw was a bit high, but Stevie should have caught it.
Here's what he had to say about the play later:
"That was early in the game and that's all I have to say about that. That don't really matter."
On the very next question, Johnson was asked what Doug Marrone's primary message had been to the team after the loss.
"Just accountability," Johnson said. "He came out and said we've got to be accountable for what's going on. We can't be afraid to speak our minds to each other. That's how you know you're playing with each other, when you got guys who can say whatever, not be just -- quote, unquote -- yes men. Got to be real with each other. That's what he was saying."
Evidently, suggesting that an interception didn't matter is Stevie's idea of being real and accountable. And you wonder why critics are saying the Bills should get rid of the guy.