My job is to defeat the guy in front of me, do it until he quits, and then wait for them to send in the next guy.
You learn from your mistakes, or you go backward. I'm the kind of person who wants to move forward.
I don't think one moment in somebody's life is going to define them.
I understand there's damage control to do on my image, but people are always gonna have their opinion of me no matter what. I understand 100 people may like me and 1,000 people may hate me. That's fine.
Football is a violent sport. Somebody's going to get hurt. It's the game. Just hopefully, you're on the good side of it.
I guess I'm a fun-loving teddy bear. I've got two sides to me. Obviously, there's the football side that a lot of people see - the mean, ferocious, coming-after-the-quarterback guy. But off the field, I'm a calm, cool, collected guy.
If you find my aggressive and dominating play dirty, then that's your opinion. But I would assume most people want someone who is going to do anything and everything within the lines to win for their team, because I know I would.
I'm a storyline. I'm the chosen one for negative stories and controversial things. If I worried about it all, I would go insane.
You continue to build and work on new things, and continue to beat offensive linemen, week in and week out.
I'm attracted to Ferraris and Bentleys, but I don't know if I'll ever have a chance to own one of those.
Growing up, I always thought of Detroit as a basketball town because of the Pistons, but everyone says it's really, at its core, a football town.
I wish that people had an opportunity to watch me 24/7, like on 'Big Brother.' You'd see a person who is quiet and reserved and very analytical - a huge observer.
Mondays I sleep. I go in at ten, do my lift, watch the game from the day before. Tuesday is off, but I go in, lift, watch film. Then I have French toast with my sister.
The players who said I am the dirtiest player in the league, it's ultimately their opinion, but I would love to hear from many of them on their true opinion on that.
I’ve always been in love with Land Rovers and Range Rovers. I own one and was able to make it a little more exclusive.
Coach Bo Pelini and coach Carl Pelini are two coaches I talk to on a regular basis, especially coach Bo. They are coaches I feel elevated my game.
I think any football is a guy that is able to one, be able to be humble and hungry off the field, but at the same time on the football field understand what they have to get done and be a little bit ferocious.
I've always loved fast vehicles and looking at interesting cars.
I think it's very, very tough to compare postseason and in-season, just for the simple fact that there's the heightened levels of energy on both sides of the ball.
I remember watching Barry Sanders highlights as a kid, and the Lions always being a fun team. I, personally, really never had a real negative connotation with the team. And I didn't really listen to those who did after I was drafted.
The game of football, especially in the NFL, is all about situations, and coming out on the big end of that stick.
I was a defensive lineman coming out of high school who was considered amongst the top maybe the top six guys, top five guys, and wanted to prove to my team that I was going to be a top guy going into college.
A great guy who is no longer in the league right now who is retired, Kyle Vanden Bosch, I learned a lot from him, and I owe him a lot for my success in the NFL.
A dirty player is somebody who ultimately is trying to hurt somebody. There's a huge difference. There's no gray in that. Like, you have no conscience, no nothing, no guilt. I don't have that mean streak in me. I don't play angry. It's not anger.
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