Johnson: “It’s cool to make the Pro Bowl. I’m looking forward to going back … unless we’re playing.”Posted by on December 28, 2011 – 4:12 pm
“It’s cool to make the Pro Bowl. It’s definitely an honor to be elected by your peers for the second time in a row. I had a good time last year and I’m looking forward to going back … unless we’re playing. Hopefully that’s what’s going on.
“This past weekend was very relaxing. We had a couple days off trying to heal up and get fresh. That’s the biggest thing, I feel, at this time in the season. It’s not just me that thinks that, but guys that have been to the playoffs. We are just trying to be as fresh as possible going into these games.
“Players had different reactions to the win over San Diego. Some players wanted to be low-key. It’s big to some guys, it wasn’t to others. Some guys have been in Detroit for awhile, so they understand how significant it was for the city, for this organization. But there’s guys that have been on playoff teams, just as recent as last year. It might not be as big a thing to them as it is to the rest.
“I always look forward to going to Lambeau just because of the history that’s there. We’d prefer to play there earlier in the year when it isn’t zero degrees, but hopefully we’ll get some good weather on Sunday.
“It’s a big game because it’s the Packers. We haven’t won there in awhile but, at the same time, you never know what they’re going to do as far as how they’re going to play their guys because they have a first-round bye, so they may view it as, ‘I don’t want to get my guys hurt,’ and trying to keep their guys as fresh as they can. You never know.”
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