24 seconds with Brent Johnson

HOSEA CHEUNG, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:55 AM ET

The 32-year-old defensive lineman is in his ninth season with the Lions. Prior to being drafted by B.C. in 2000, Johnson played for the Ohio State University Buckeyes.

24 hours: College football season is starting, are you looking forward to it?

Brent Johnson, #97: I wouldn't say it's marked down on my calendar, but I'm definitely excited for the season.

24: How do you think the Buckeyes will do?

#97: I think they're gonna do good, they should be up at the top, at least top five. We got a young quarterback, Terrelle Pryor, he should be the real deal, but we'll see if he is this year.

24: You're on pace for career total in tackles, are you keeping track?

#97: I keep track of wins and losses. At this point in my career, for me, it's about getting wins, and getting them no matter what you're asked to do out there and getting it done. I don't follow my own stats too much.

24: But it's still something positive to focus on right?

#97: Well, you don't necessarily want your defensive ends to be making a lot of tackles. In the grand scheme of things, you want your linebackers to have a bunch of tackles, your [defensive backs] to have a bunch of interceptions, and your D-line to have pressures and sacks, but hey, if it helps us win, then that's what I'll do.

24: The team just had a bye week, what did you do?

#97: Went to Vegas for a few days, just me and my wife, relaxed, sat out around the pool, didn't do much and just try to forget a little bit about the Winnipeg game.

24: Any gambling?

#97: Yeah, lost a hundred bucks. (laughs)


Videos

Photos