CALVIN JOHNSON

Calvin Johnson Blog: "Don't feel pressure, apply it"

Posted Dec 13, 2013

In his weekly blog on detroitlions.com, Calvin Johnson talks about the pressure of this final three-game stretch

I think the guys are focused after going through the two practices we have had so far this week. We had very crisp practices and they were real clean. Everybody was on their assignments, no mess ups.

Like I said, the guys are focused and they understand where we are. We need to get these last three, and it starts this week.

When it comes to playing under pressure, I remember Coach Jefferson told me when I was a rookie: 'don't feel pressure, apply it,' and you just do that by the way you prepare. You prepare in such a way that you do not have any doubt when you go into Sunday.

There is no doubt in your mind that you are ready to play, so you can just go out there and play fast and that puts the pressure on defense.

I think that will be the key for us in this game. They have an offense that is very capable, but I like our chances if we are able to get up on them early. If we can get off to a good start, I think we can put this thing away.

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