During the season, I dodge the media, kind of. It's not that I'm trying to avoid them, but I know if they get a hold of me, there's going to be, like, 10 people around me, and I'm going to have to answer question after question, where in that time, after practice, I need to be taking care of my body and recovering.

Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: American

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Whatever you want to call it, they have all these names for these coverages, I've seen them. Like those linemen coming out to jam me on the line of scrimmage. A lot of crazy stuff.

I am not cocky or real showboatish.

You love the game, but it's hard to do the things you do when you're feeling like you're a leg down all the time, literally. Or you're always beat up, even coming into the season. So it's just not as fun when you're down, and you got to work your way up. And you can't really get there because you're so beat up.

When I was in college, I used to love to watch football on Sundays.

The thing I don't miss is waking up in the morning, hurting, the grind of the game.

The team doctor, the team trainers, they work for the team. And I love 'em, you know. They're some good people, you know. They want to see you do good. But at the same time, they work for the team, you know. They're trying to do whatever they can to get you back on the field and make your team look good.

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 got a finger that's literally bone-on-bone. This bad boy, it gets smaller. The more and more I do, it grinds bone-on-bone.

I have not suffered any nerve damage, nor have I received any treatment for nerve damage.

Sometimes, I'm just a fan of the guy, and we'll switch jerseys.

I had fun while I did it, and I left it all out there on the field. I'm tapped out.

My mom, she's the strict one. If we did something bad, we'd get a whippin' but nothing too bad.

I would like to go down as the greatest receiver in this game. I'm not doing all this hard work for nothing.

I have my own people that make my clothes because it's hard for me to find stuff that fits.