Entering his third NFL season, wide receiver Collin Johnson is as committed as they come. With the addition of rookie Wan'Dale Robinson and the return of players like Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney, this year's wide receiver room is undeniably competitive.
That's why, Johnson said, he's "stacking good days in camp and trying to get better every day."
Johnson recently joined the Giants Huddle podcast to shed light on his preparation leading up to the Giants' first preseason game at the New England Patriots.
"I'm a big routine guy," Johnson said. "I wake up at the same time every day. I wake up at 5:30 a.m. every day. I do the same stretching routine. I get in hot tub, the cold tub, you name it. Big routine guy. That helps to get my mind right, and when I'm out on the field I feel like it gives me the best chance to get my mind right and do my best for the team."
Johnson also discussed what he sees as his biggest strength: his size and aggressiveness. Working alongside Golladay (6-4, 213 pounds), who is of a similar size and stature, enables Johnson (6-6, 220 pounds) to learn and become a more effective wide receiver. And within the system under coach Brian Daboll and offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, Johnson said you can "put your own sauce on it as receivers like to say."
Johnson also addressed the challenges of facing Wink Martindale's aggressive defense as a receiver, saying it introduces an element of quick thinking. On the other side of the ball, Johnson spoke to the importance of a receiver's consistent body language and synchronization with the quarterback.
As for Thursday's game in Foxborough, Collin said, "I want to show [the coaches] they can continue to count on me. I want to show them I'm a playmaker. And I want to show my teammates that I'm someone that when they look at me on the field, I'm someone they can always count on."
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