I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.
— Calvin Johnson
You want to be smart. You don't want to put yourself in a position where you can't be there for the team when it comes down to the end.
I put up some great numbers.
You never know what can happen in football. It's football.
Just try to add more things to my game each year.
It's easy to show off if you are making plays all the time. But it's not me.
You have to be physical. If you are not, defensive backs will try to pick on you.
I think if anybody had the opportunity to stay in one place and play ball, they would.
Everybody has their struggles.
All the energy, all the pain, sweat and tears that go into it, the amount I had to put in to get me to where I had to play, it was more taxing on me physically and mentally than it was good for me.
Some days I wouldn't even go to class. I'd sit in the room and play video games with my friends and eat powdered mashed potatoes.
It's not a public matter when you discipline your family.
Sometimes you usually know the point where to keep your mouth shut.
You don't want to disappoint your mama, for that main fact that she's going to get on your behind.
It was cool to meet Cris Carter. That dude has some of the best hands to have played the game.
We all understand it's a privilege just to be playing in this league.
I can have three touchdowns and 200 yards, but if we lose the game, what's it all for?
My son makes me want to be better so that I can be there for him.
Any time you're dealing with an ankle, you've got to run, you've got to cut, you've got to do all those things. It makes it tough.
My thing is, everything I do, I leave it out there and let the chips fall where they may.
I'm just going out there and doing exactly what I'm coached and doing exactly what I'm supposed to do and just trying to help this team win.
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 always been like this. I take after my father. I'm just chill.
If you have injuries, it's tough.
I don't think things have changed for me. Yes, I got a big contract, but my focus is still the same.
God gave me the ability, so why not? Go out there and play for Him. Maximize the talent He gave you.
It's cool because football, as much as it gives, it takes away a lot, too.
My mom, she's the strict one. If we did something bad, we'd get a whippin' but nothing too bad.
I'm going to discipline my kids, and can't no one tell me how to discipline my kids.
Sometimes, I'm just a fan of the guy, and we'll switch jerseys.
To be able to sit back and enjoy the game, sit back and watch guys that you know played and you might have worked with it or you personally know, it's cool; it's awesome to sit back and say I know that guy because you're more of a fan of that game and that person.
I'm okay with anybody expressing their rights.
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.
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.
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.
It is what it is. I balled out, had some good years, man, had fun and did it with some guys and made relationships that will never end.
I think any time you bring those guys in, one with a lot of playoff experience, with rings - those guys won - guys in the locker room gravitate towards those guys. Those guys have been there, so there's a lot that they can teach the guys.
Trying to be smarter, work smarter, and just take care of my body more and more.
I have not suffered any nerve damage, nor have I received any treatment for nerve damage.
I am not cocky or real showboatish.
I had some nerve damage that was kind of messing up my grip a little.
My phone blows up all the time. I had to change my number.
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.
Any time you have an injury, it's going to be tough.
My dad's funny. He's laid back and a cool guy.
You shouldn't put your hands on a woman. Simple as that.
Bless my mom. Mom is everything to me.
When I was in college, I used to love to watch football on Sundays.
I've watched Urkel since I was a little kid.
Anything negative that comes at me throughout the week, you just take it and put it in that box over there for motivation and use it on Sunday.