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Stevie Johnson called out his head coach this week after a bad offensive game against the Colts because he feels that Gailey is limiting what they can do (via Tim Graham, The Buffalo News). Johnson thinks that Fitzpatrick should be calling plays from the field based on what he sees instead of Gailey force-feeding them in.
Fitzpatrick obviously has the ability to audible at the line if he doesn't like something. Considering he is a pretty smart individual, I'll say he has the capacity and freedom to audible with ease.
Unfortunately, the latest comment by Johnson makes me think otherwise.
Gailey gets cute at the worst times and conservative at the other worst times. For every great call he makes, he makes two bad ones to counteract the first call.
Fitzpatrick needs to do whatever he can to take shots down the field, while also finding his No. 1 receiver.
The Jaguars are the 31st-ranked defense for a reason, so the Bills should be able to find gaps in the Jacksonville defense. Johnson isn't a fast guy, but he is easily one of the best route-runners in the league.
He'll likely be matched up against Derek Cox, a fourth-year man out of William and Carey, who currently sits tied for third in the NFL with four interceptions.
As long as Fitzpatrick doesn't force the ball to a fault, Johnson could very well be on his way to a consecutive 100-yard game.