For the first time since 2009, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson is averaging less than 62.8 yards per game. In fact, he’s only putting up 53.9 yards a game this season – the lowest of his career since becoming a starter.
Marrone suggested that Manuel’s inconsistency has resulted in the poor statistical season from Johnson:
“We have a young quarterback and we’ve got to keep that coming,” Marrone said. “Consistency, that’s what we need from everyone.”
It’s an understandable stance and likely a correct one, though, I’m not exactly sure that’s the way you want to build confidence in your young quarterback either – all but suggesting he is the reason your ‘star’ is suffering.
The former seventh round pick is currently hauling in 4.6 catches a game, good for the aforementioned 53.9 yards.
Barring a last minute flurry, Johnson will also have a career low in touchdown receptions as a starter.