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Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Johnson isn't the first person to get a little carried away ringing in the new year.
He just picked wrong place for his celebration.
Bills coach Chan Gailey benched Johnson for drawing an excessive celebration penalty after he scored a first-quarter touchdown against the Patriots on Sunday. The Bills added another TD before New England scored the next 49 points to win 49-21 and head into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
Gailey said he had warned his players that anyone who draws a penalty that hurts the team would be benched.
Johnson wrote on his undershirt, ''Happy New Year!''
He did not return to the game.
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FOXBORO, Mass. -- In late November, Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson shouldered the blame for the team's loss to the Jets, noting that his penalized touchdown celebration cost his team both field position and points. On Sunday at Gillette Stadium, Johnson proved he still hadn't learned his lesson, as he was benched in the first quarter following another flagged celebration...
Bills head coach Chan Gailey held a long season ending press conference with the media. Though he improved the team’s win total by two games in 2011, he is having a difficult time stomaching the losing records in his first two seasons with Buffalo.
“I’m not dealing with it very well,” he said. ”And if I did deal with it very well, I shouldn’t be here. You get in this...
FOXBORO - Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Johnson isn't the first person to get a little carried away ringing in the...
In the wake of Stevie Johnson’s flagged TD display in the season finale at New England, Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he wasn’t in a position to argue the gray area of the rule at the time and had to enact discipline against his top receiver and bench him. But now with the season over, Gailey intends to get in touch with the league on the inconsistency of the celebration...
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson was benched by coach Chan Gailey after drawing an excessive celebration penalty in Sunday's loss to the AFC East rival New England Patriots.
Gailey had told his players that they would be benched should they draw a penalty in that manner.
Johnson wrote on his undershirt, "Happy New Year!"
He did not return to the game, which...
On Monday, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey announced the firing of defensive coordinator George Edwards. assistant head coach Dave Wannstedt has been named the Bills new defensive coordinator. This move doesn’t come as a big surprise since the Bills were at the bottom of the NFL as a defense and only proved to be [...]
Could the recently called up Mike Jasper see any action against the Patriots today?
Head coach Chan Gailey said earlier in the week that they wouldn’t just call a guy up for no reason, so it’s possible that he could see some time in goal line formations or on special teams alignments like field goal or field goal block.
But unless the game is out of hand come the second half...
The Bills concluded a 6-10 season with an ugly 49-21 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Hear from coach Chan Gailey and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick below:
Coach Chan Gailey
The Buffalo Bills fired defensive coordinator George Edwards on Monday and replaced him with Dave Wannstedt. Wannstedt was already on coach Chan Gailey's staff as an assistant head coach and primarily worked with the team's inside linebackers.