Johnson on being a captain: “There are times when something has to be said … and that’s my duty now.”

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on September 5, 2012 – 3:26 pm

“I was texted by Jim to tell me I was named a captain. It was good to get a text from him. It is cool because your teammates vote on it. It’s a hell of a responsibility, but at the same time I’m still going to do what I’ve been doing, but be even better – even more so – as far as setting a good example for the young fellas.

“I don’t want them see me doing anything wrong and then they feel it’s okay and then they go on and get in trouble for it. That’s the biggest thing is being a good role model for everybody on the team.

“I tend to lead by example, but there will be times when something needs to be said, no doubt. At that point, I can say something. It would more than likely be within my receivers group, but there are times when something has to be said to the entire team and that’s my duty now.

“You do have extra responsibility. I can’t even say you don’t, you definitely do. From just being a leader on and off the field, being a vocal leader to setting examples.

“Since getting here, I think I’ve definitely developed in a lot of ways. Just from being around Shawn J, from the lessons he teaches us though football that will affect you in life as well. Those things can be taught to other guys and there are some good things that he gives us that should be spread around or told to some of the other guys.

“But having that ‘C’ on my jersey is cool. That’s respect from your peers. That’s one thing for me to strive for – respect – and that’s cool.  It’s definitely an honor just to be able to wear that.”

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4 Responses to “Johnson on being a captain: “There are times when something has to be said … and that’s my duty now.””

  1. By Sonny Asker on Sep 5, 2012 | Reply

    Calvin Johnson will always be a great role model for his teammates!#16-0

  2. By Eric on Sep 5, 2012 | Reply

    A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a Cheesehead.
    She asks her students to raise their hands if they are Cheeseheads too.
    No one really knowing what a Cheesehead was, but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like flashy fireworks.
    There is, however, one exception. A boy named Eric who has not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks him why he has decided to be different.
    “Because I’m not a Cheesehead.”
    …“Then”, asks the teacher, “what are you?”
    “Why, I’m a proud Lions Fan,” boasts the little boy.
    The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Eric why he is a rebel.
    “Well, my mom and dad are Lions Fans, so I’m a Lions Fan too.”
    The teacher is now angry. “That’s no reason,” she says loudly. “What if your mom was a moron, and your dad was a moron?”
    A pause, and a smile. “Then,” says Eric, “I’d be a Cheesehead”
    GO LIONS!!!

  3. By LIONGUY2028 on Sep 5, 2012 | Reply


  4. By Christie on Sep 5, 2012 | Reply

    Congratulations to CJ on a much-deserved Captain title!!! And thank you for being such a wonderful role model for my son who is a JV football player. I really hope that your leadership and the example you have set is contagious:)

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