Bills WR Johnson backpedals on coaching criticism

By JOHN WAWROW - AP Sports Writer
    2012-11-26 16:58

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Receiver Stevie Johnson and the Buffalo Bills' offense suddenly have one thing in common. Both are moving in reverse.

Johnson on Monday backpedaled away from comments he made a day earlier, when he questioned coach Chan Gailey's play calling following a 20-13 loss at Indianapolis. Johnson now says he misspoke.

Rather than suggesting Ryan Fitzpatrick should take over more of the play-calling duties, Johnson meant to say the quarterback should have more opportunities to change plays at the line of scrimmage.

Johnson said he spoke out in frustration following a loss that all but mathematically ended the Bills' playoff chances.

Buffalo (4-7) has lost four of five, and hosts Jacksonville (2-9) on Sunday.

Johnson did get one thing right. Something has to change on an offense that lacks finish.


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