Johnson: ‘The big thing for me is seeing these other receivers get the rock – that’s just going to open things up for me.’Posted by on September 27, 2010 – 2:43 pm
“When we came into the game, I felt we were right there in it. On defense we were getting some pressure on Favre. On offense we probably came out a little rocky. Then we finally got a groove going. We got the turnover down there and we scored on the turnover.
“The way I feel about it – if we find a way to get into the red zone, we can score every time. We came close to that yesterday. We had the turnover down there for us yesterday, but I feel if we get down there, we have a great chance to score. The thing is just getting down there consistently.
“The big thing for me is seeing these other receivers get the rock – that’s just going to open things up for me. Especially when they start getting up there in yards in the game and start causing damage. Then they can’t just pay all this special attention to me, then I’ll have more opportunity myself to go down the field and make big plays.
“We’ve lost starters in each game, but it’s not deflating. We’ve got people who can come in and fill. Shaun came in and filled in for Matt. Nate went down the second game – Bryant stepped in. Then the last game, Jahvid went out in the second half and we’ve got Mo who can step into that spot. Peterman went out and Dylan stepped in.
“That’s what Coach said: ‘Guys, you’ve got to step up.’ Coach said it yesterday. Guys have to step up when they have the opportunity to and some of those guys definitely have the opportunity and they need to make the best of it.
“I’m definitely going to be watching the Monday Night game tonight because we’re playing the Packers next week and it’ll be good film – I can get a head start on film. The Packers have some good linebackers. Their front performs well at times and they’ve got some good players in the secondary. So they’ve got some good all-around talent on defense.”
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