Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News reports that Burress said “I’ve seen worse, I’ve heard worse” in the locker room after the game. His teammates thought differently.
Guard Brandon Moore: That’s classy. A classy act on his part, I guess.
Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes: I think it was a selfish, classless act on his behalf.
Tight End Dustin Keller: He’s an idiot for that one… It’s not funny, it’s not comical at all, he should be embarrassed.
It would only be fitting that Johnson’s celebration, resulting in a 15 yard penalty, would end up shooting the Bills as the ensuing kickoff, from the Bills 15, hit a Jets player and gave the Jets great field position. The team would score a TD right before the first half.
For his part, Johnson admitted that “it was a bad decision and it hurt our team….I need to be more mature than that.”