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In the midst of a three-game skid, what the Bucs' players should be saying is, "what about the team?"
Jon Gruden has done a terrific job of making the most of his offensive talent. And the truth is that Johnson is, at best, a No. 2 wide receiver. He plays hard on every down and never quits, but Johnson certainly doesn't threaten anyone with his speed.
All of which, coupled with the Bucs' losing record, is likely the reasoning behind the decision to deactivate him for the rest of the season.
At 4-6, the Bucs have obviously not played up to expectations, so this move is also an attention-getter. It's Gruden putting his foot down and reminding everyone who's the boss, and that no one is above reproach.
Merril Hoge in an NFL analyst for ESPN.