Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Calvin Johnson Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
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.
Trying to be smarter, work smarter, and just take care of my body more and more.
We all understand it’s a privilege just to be playing in this league.
I’ve watched Urkel since I was a little kid.
Bless my mom. Mom is everything to me.
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 mom, she’s the strict one. If we did something bad, we’d get a whippin’ but nothing too bad.
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.
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.
Just try to add more things to my game each year.
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.
I was a baseball guy. Mom wouldn’t let me play football when I was little because she was scared I’d get hurt. So, I finally convinced her to let me play in 7th grade.
I put up some great numbers.
If you feel like you’ve got a concussion, if you don’t know, if you take the test whatever, if you feel like you’ve got a concussion, the biggest thing is rest, man. Cause you usually compound your injury so much if you go back out there, and we all know that now.
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.
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.
Guys get concussions, they don’t tell the coaches. It happens.
It’s not a public matter when you discipline your family.
I would like to go down as the greatest receiver in this game. I’m not doing all this hard work for nothing.
I gotta go through, like, a little routine when I wake up in the morning to get everything functioning and ready to go. But, the only thing is everything just goes back to gridlock so fast once I sit down, ’cause you know you go to work again.
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.
I think if anybody had the opportunity to stay in one place and play ball, they would.
You never know what can happen in football. It’s football.
That’s what everybody calls me, ‘Cheat Code,’ because they just throw the ball up to me.
You shouldn’t put your hands on a woman. Simple as that.
Sometimes, I’m just a fan of the guy, and we’ll switch jerseys.
Even if the coverage is leaning toward you or whatever it may be, there’s ways to beat it.
I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.
You have to be physical. If you are not, defensive backs will try to pick on you.
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.
Sometimes, it’s just unfortunate you get injured in the game. But you can definitely take strides to prevent those things.
That’s everybody’s goal, when they come to the league, is to win a Super Bowl. That’s the ultimate goal.
I’m not coming back to play.
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’m on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ because I want to prove my sister wrong. My sister literally told the world that I could not dance, so I have to redeem myself.
I’m a Southern guy, so Jeezy, T.I., and Outkast are always playing on my iPod.
My dad’s funny. He’s laid back and a cool guy.
I got stuff that’s going to hurt for the rest of my life.
I’m an honest guy.
Concussions happen. If not on every play, then they happen like every other, every third play, you know.
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 don’t want to dog the NFL.
It was cool to meet Cris Carter. That dude has some of the best hands to have played the game.
My son makes me want to be better so that I can be there for him.
When you’re in the game, you’re still in the moment.
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’ve got a lot of miles on my legs.
If I was to keep playing, I had to play in Detroit, and it just wasn’t for me anymore.
Any time you have an injury, it’s going to be tough.
As NFL players, we have such a platform to spread the Word of God. And that is an area I don’t mind speaking out on at all. As far as talking about my football skills, however, I will let my abilities and actions speak for themselves.
My phone blows up all the time. I had to change my number.
I had some nerve damage that was kind of messing up my grip a little.
If you have injuries, it’s tough.
I have my own people that make my clothes because it’s hard for me to find stuff that fits.
I had great stats in my career, you know, but really, you want to win.
You don’t want to disappoint your mama, for that main fact that she’s going to get on your behind.
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.
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.
I don’t even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship ended.
I don’t think things have changed for me. Yes, I got a big contract, but my focus is still the same.
I had fun while I did it, and I left it all out there on the field. I’m tapped out.
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.
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 don’t feel like sitting around doing nothing would benefit me.
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.