Zitat des Tages von Calvin Johnson:
I'm a Southern guy, so Jeezy, T.I., and Outkast are always playing on my iPod.
I can have three touchdowns and 200 yards, but if we lose the game, what's it all for?
It's a part of football, you get concussed, you gotta keep on playing. You can't get afraid to go across the middle any more than you were at the beginning.
Sometimes you usually know the point where to keep your mouth shut.
For me, to just have my own shoe is unbelievable. As a kid, you see Jordans and wonder what that feels like to have your own shoe, and the fact that I have one is really surreal.
Even if the coverage is leaning toward you or whatever it may be, there's ways to beat it.
Guys try to take you out of the game if they know they can. So especially if you've got a playmaker, guys on the defense would do that.
I'm okay with anybody expressing their rights.
Sometimes, it's just unfortunate you get injured in the game. But you can definitely take strides to prevent those things.
Retired life's good, man.
The team needs me out there on the field. And sometimes you allow that to jeopardize yourself, but that's just the nature of the world.
I got stuff that's going to hurt for the rest of my life.
Each year, you've got to talk about it more and more, you've got to have programs. You're doing these camps, you've got to talk about concussion awareness.
That's everybody's goal, when they come to the league, is to win a Super Bowl. That's the ultimate goal.
I have always been like this. I take after my father. I'm just chill.
Not many of my friends I had from college are playing in this league. Everybody knows it's a privilege, so you definitely don't knock it because you never know where you may end up.
Bless my mom. Mom is everything to me.
It wasn't really until the 10th or 11th grade when I started to play well, and football took the place of baseball, which was my love when I was five years old. I don't know what happened; baseball just got boring to me, I guess.
I don't think things have changed for me. Yes, I got a big contract, but my focus is still the same.
If I was to keep playing, I had to play in Detroit, and it just wasn't for me anymore.
I have not suffered any nerve damage, nor have I received any treatment for nerve damage.
I'm not coming back to play.
All of us growing up, if you're a professional player or a college player, you're molding your game after guys. You see guys, you see things guys do. Like Randy Moss, I'm a Randy Moss guy.
Be real with yourself in whatever area of your life and your game that you need improvement on. Once you figure that out, you just have to go out and work on it. For me, it's footwork. I constantly work on it, and it's a never-ending process.
I think if anybody had the opportunity to stay in one place and play ball, they would.
The thing I don't miss is waking up in the morning, hurting, the grind of the game.
I'm just a worker.
You have to be physical. If you are not, defensive backs will try to pick on you.
If you have injuries, it's tough.
It's cool because football, as much as it gives, it takes away a lot, too.
It's easy to show off if you are making plays all the time. But it's not me.
I got chronic stuff that everybody has when they're done playing football for any length of time. So the good thing is I'm able to walk. I feel good. I'm able to spend more time with the fam.
I don't even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship ended.
I've got nothing to be ashamed of.
I feel fine as long I'm not running around.
I was able to do well for myself, make a statement in the league. I had a heck of a time doing it, but at the end of the day, it's about me and my family and being comfortable and being fun.