Bills’ Stevie Johnson admitted to not working out last offseason

Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports /

The Buffalo Bills had a disappointing 2013 season, including wide receiver Stevie Johnson whose production dropped off severely. After three consecutive 1,000 yard seasons, Johnson caught 52 passes for 597 yards. That averaged out to a career low 11.5 yards per receptions, if you exclude his first two seasons when he had a combined 12 receptions.

According to Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo NewsJohnson admitted to not working out last offseason. During the season he dealt with groin and hamstring injuries. Gleason says that Johnson “sounded like he was making a stronger commitment to conditioning this year” but was still doubtful.

“It’s a part of being a professional, especially when you’re getting up there in years,” Johnson said. “Things start to break down. You have to use all the things that you can. That’s the training room, the weight room and all that. I’m looking forward to getting after it.”

But at least now Johnson has his goals identified.

“Playoffs,” Johnson said. “Playoffs and that’s it. All those personal goals, they don’t really mean nothing. Last year was kind of frustrating, but when I look back on it, it was a good thing. The whole individual stats and stuff is out the window. It’s just playoffs now. It’s winning.”