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Stevie Johnson: 'I'm done' with TD celebrations

Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:42 pm
Johnson plans on taking a more serious approach in 2012. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- Stevie Johnson drew a lot of attention over the past two years with his touchdown celebrations, much of it unwanted. And as he heads towards an offseason that could see him become a free agent, those antics have to be concerning for teams interested in Johnson's service.

Except Johnson says that he's 'done' with touchdown celebrations moving forward, regardless of where he ends up playing.

"It could be a good thing or a bad thing," Johnson said when asked if teams would be worried. "But no matter what: I'm done with it. When I was doing my first couple seasons, I was just trying to be a relevant guy, you know? I think people are beginning to know who [No.] 13 is."

Really? Johnson's just going to quit coming up with random, quirky ways to draw attention to himself? Apparently so.

"Yeah, for real man," Johnson said. "Just thumbs ups. I'm going to still play with the confidence and swagger I have but thinking about what I'm doing next, I'm done with it."

The real question is whether or not Johnson will be in Buffalo. The wide receiver said he'd prefer to remain a Bill but understands the limited number of chances he'll have to cash in on a shot at the open market.

"I'm definitely hoping the Bills step up and we can connect on an agreement and I can play out my career in Buffalo," Johnson said. "But with free agency, you get this maybe once in your career so I'm gonna keep my options to all the teams and we'll go from there."

There's also a good chance Buffalo decides to utilize the franchise tag on Johnson; keeping him for an additional year and seeing if he can replicate his success from the previous two years wouldn't be all that cost prohibitive.

And while Johnson wouldn't prefer the franchise tag, he would be open to it.

"I'd definitely be open to that because I'd have another season in Buffalo," Johnson said. "But it's good and bad because it's only one season that I'd have. But if it has anything to do with signing in Buffalo I'm definitely interested in it."

Presuming that Johnson ends up sticking, he's making it sound like someone else will be asking why he's so serious.

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Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 9:09 am

Stevie Johnson: 'I'm done' with TD celebrations

The excessive celebrating of touchdowns by the receiver drives me crazy. It's just a huge call for attention and typical of the cocky, me attitude. The NFL should have stricter penalties for such stupidity. Make it a 30 yard penalty for "unsportsmanlike conduct".

Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 8:45 am

Stevie Johnson: 'I'm done' with TD celebrations

Smart Move.  He should not dance.
There was a receiver once in Cinci named Chad Johnson.
He started dancing and doing all kind of wierd celebrations.
That caused a major transformation in his game.
Today he is known as 'Lousy Stinko'.     &nbs

Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 4:24 am

Stevie Johnson: 'I'm done' with TD celebrations

I am one of those who thought Buffalo was good at the start and believe they still are and will be again next season if they can stay healthy.....This team was riduculed with injuries and while yes i agree all teams have their share of them...this team had probably more than it's share especially to some of the key ones.....This team is still very young as well....If they can keep the core together this team will compete for the division as early as next year!

Since: Apr 30, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:39 pm

Stevie Johnson: 'I'm done' with TD celebrations

Remember at the beginning of the season when everyone thought the Bills were good. lol

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:11 pm

Stevie Johnson: 'I'm done' with TD celebrations

This is probably good news for Johnson and the Bills...but its' certainly bad news for the NFL. Less money, less publicity, you know Goodells' secretely POd about this

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:02 pm

Stevie Johnson: 'I'm done' with TD celebrations

What a novel idea? You would be notice each time you are in the end zone. There would be a camera there to record the feat.

You could join your teammates and thank them for blocking, faking or the quarterback for throwing the ball to you. I am sure your teammates would be more appreciative knowing that you consider them a part of the team and know that  you did not make this touchdown on your own.

I have no problem recognizing a person that has entered the end zone for a touchdown. The one that act as if they are the entire team by standing there gyrating for 5 minutes really piss me off.

It is refreshing to see a player catch a pass or run for a touch down, act as if they plan to return to the end zone before the game or the season is over is an upside to me.

That is the reason I was not impressed with T.O. and the former Chad Johnson. Both have or had so much talent, but acted like A$$ holes on the playing field that just turned me off.

It appeared as if they had a "ME" "ME attitude.



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