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" 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. "
" Any time you have an injury, it's going to be tough. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Bless my mom. Mom is everything to me. "
" 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 feel like sitting around doing nothing would benefit me. "
" If I was to keep playing, I had to play in Detroit, and it just wasn't for me anymore. "
" I have always been like this. I take after my father. I'm just chill. "
" I have my own people that make my clothes because it's hard for me to find stuff that fits. "
" I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me. "
" I know where my body's at, know how it feels, you know. "
" I like to dress up every now and then. "
" I'm a Southern guy, so Jeezy, T.I., and Outkast are always playing on my iPod. "
" I'm just a worker. "
" It's easy to show off if you are making plays all the time. But it's not 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've been a Madden guy since I was little. "
" 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. "
" My biggest regret is that I wasn't able to help give our fans a championship. "
" That's what everybody calls me, 'Cheat Code,' because they just throw the ball up to me. "
" 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. "
" You know what's funny? There's times when you catch a ball and really didn't even see that ball. You're like, 'That couldn't have been all me.' "
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