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Buffalo Bills news, 9/10: Stevie Johnson drops the ball in interview

Stevie Johnson spoke to the media on Monday but doesn't understand when to talk and when to accept blame.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Stevie Johnson: "We'll be ready for them next time" -

Seriously. Go read his comments. The catch was "tougher than it looked" on his late drop. Stevie, trust me when I say no one wants to hear that. The ball hit you in the hands and fans want you to catch it. It's really simple when you are the highest-paid player on offense. At least he didn't throw EJ under the bus, I guess.

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"I want to wait until we hear what the doctors say," said Marrone. "So I don’t want to be locked down for that. Going into this thing I don’t see it as long term I-R. I see them being out for a while and then coming back. Whether we want to use that short term I-R thing, I think that’ll be a discussion we have later this afternoon."

Doug Marrone: "At the end of the day we didn't make the plays" -
" A: I feel bad obviously for Stevie. Stevie’s a guy that comes out here every day and works extremely hard. I know how much that weighs on him and my philosophy has always been that when you have player that every single day comes out here and works and a player like Stevie and all the things that he’s done, you’ve got to come right back to that player. That’s the one thing; we’ve got a lot of faith in him obviously. There’s not a player in this league that hasn’t dropped a football. If you haven’t that means you haven’t gotten a lot of balls thrown to you. I have the utmost confidence in Stevie. He takes those things hard. What he has to do and he knows this, is he has to shake off, come back and make a play. He will."

Jairus Byrd: "I've got to be 100 percent to go out there" -
"The Bills safety talks with the media about when he'll be ready to play, and if he would've made a difference yesterday."

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Fred Jackson, Eric Wood, and Scott Chandler spoke with the media.

Inside The Bills | When the Bills will slow tempo down
"I think you have to be up two scores to slow us down, that’s the strength of our deal," said Wood. "We want to stay aggressive. Up one point, I don’t think we switch our offense. We were all on board for it. It wasn’t like we were second guessing it at any point. We wanted to go down and score touchdowns. Even looking back, they’re sitting on a knee at the end. It’s maybe one less knee they take because we still go three and out."

Another loss to the Patriots hits Stevie hard - The Buffalo News
Stevie: "The reaction is as expected: Everybody placing blame on me. It’s OK, you know? I felt like I put myself in that position," he said. "But that’s not me putting on a front for anybody … pretty much being who they’ve grown to love. I feel like there’s no one who can guard me. Obviously it showed, but when you don’t win a game, that’s when you get that negative attention, and I deserve it."

Bills’ Jackson makes case for more playing time - The Buffalo News
"I’m going to have to do what’s asked of me," Jackson said. "I can’t control what they decide to do with carries. But I’ll be ready, whatever my role is. I’ve always felt I can contribute, and when I get the opportunity … I’ll be ready."

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WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Johnson: Drop "tougher Than What It Looked"
"People have to be who they are," the coach said Monday. "[Reporters] are going to ask tough questions, and you want them to answer it. You want people to be who they are and what they do. As long as it's not a standpoint of giving away any strategic information, I think that's where I would have a problem with it."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Chris "Bulldog" Parker - Aaaah, Football Season
"Face it, if Marrone and the Bills had turtled on that same drive and tried to run clock, I'd be listening to how wrong they were for going soft and straying from who they are and sending the wrong message and playing not to lose and how Syracuse wasn't really that good anyways and wow this is some crazy run on sentence and I wish a train would plow into my house right now."

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