Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson will be here at the top of the hour to take your questions!
<a name='johnson'></a>Stevie is here!
Your thoughts on UK finally beating Tennessee?
I think it was a great thing. But what the season ended up being, it wasn't what we wanted it to be - to win a bowl game.
Stevie why so serious?
I answer the question by saying "why you so serious?" Ha....But I need to take the next step. I did what I had to do to get the recognition, but now it's time to get serious for the next step.
Stevie, I have two questions:1-Do you like playing in Buffalo? If not where do you want to play if you could play with a team?2-What gave you the idea of writing on your shirt and showing a message when you lift it up like when you put Why So Serious, and Happy New Year?
Yeah, I like being a Bill. To be honest, at first, all I thought about was the cold weather. But now, after having been there four years, you get accustomed to the weather and the environment. I like it. You don't have the advantage of a west coast team or down south, you aren't putting up some of the same numbers late in the season. It's a cool place to be.
It came about....I don't know. I was just thinking about something. I was watching Chad and TO's highlights and it just hit me. How can I tie in something about Batman and Robin, because that's what they call themselves. So I got a Sharpie and wrote on my shirt. That's how the whole thing came about.
have you kept working with Vizio after winning their award?
Definitely. That's like family now. Winning the award, I was much appreciative to the thanks. SHout out to the fans for doing that. After I won, we continued to work. We're always staying in contact. They're the new family. It's a cool thing.
What do you feel changed from the hot start to the season to the disappointing ending?
I can say with injuries, that's the only thing that changed. As far as working, putting in the effort, nothing changed. We were doing the same thing as earlier in the season. The only thing that changed was different players at different positions. It just didn't go our way at the end of the season like it did early.
is there a team that can compete with kentucky on the floor anthony davis wow and once again cal with the #1 recruiting class again
Anthony Davis is a beast. Jones. That whole squad is pretty deep. I don't watch them all the time, but when I have some free time, I check them out. I don't think any team can compete, but anything can happen. But we saw it two years ago and we lost with all of those threes by WVU. Hopefully we pull it off this year.
Where was your favorite place to play this season?
On the road? I want to say playing in New York against the Giants and Jets. Our fans get after it. I like playing against the Patriots, because their fans are close to you on the field and you can mess with them a little bit. Those places were cool to play.
Favorite place to eat in Buffalo?
The Fuji Grill, Japanese hibachi.
Who wins Super Bowl XLVI?
I think it will be an interesting Super Bowl. My pick is the Giants. I respect the grind they had to get there. Barely getting into the playoffs and now in the Super Bowl.
Assuming you re-sign with buffalo, are there any free agent wide recievers you would like to see come to buffalo and play alongside you?
Any one of them! To be honest, there are a lot of free agents out there. I would like to play with any one of them. It will be dynamic any way they go. I will still continue to do what I've been doing.
Super Bowl party plans?
This entire week, we hit up the EA Madden party. Tonight, we'll be at the ESPN party. Then we have the NFL Honors party tomorrow night. That's the week for us at the Super Bowl.
What's Indy been like?
Like a concert. This will be my second day and it's nice. There is no drama. Nothing negative going on. Everybody is on the streets. It's like a party. It's a cool atmosphere.
Who is the funniest guy in the locker room?
I will say Nick Barnett, Marcell Dareus, Merriman is pretty funny. Those are the top guys. Fitz is funny on the low also. The whole offensive line is funny. I love chilling with those guys.
Thanks for being you. Thanks for supporting me. I continue to work and entertain for you guys.
Former NFL RB Warrick Dunn will be here at 11:15 a.m. ET to chat!
Where is everybody?
Right here.....where are any of us?
Sorry about that... this page didn't load earlier so I wasn't sure what was going on.
Hey Jim! What's happening?
Giants 28- Patriots 17
Are you guys having a Super Bowl XLVI chat tomorrow and/or Sunday as well?
There will be an in-game chat on Sunday.
Whats your take on the foot of snow Indy is supposed to get this weekend?
They are? Looks like an end to that good weather. The stadium's domed so it won't matter anything for the game.
Just looking over the super bowl prop bets, lots of good ones.
patriots are gonna win!!!
man whats up kyle and griff
Who are the players being interviewed on Sunday for the Super Bowl chat?
Nobody. Just chatting during the game.
Hey, Buzz. Catch any of the Racers game last night? That's Robbi's team.
The Akron Racers pro softball team?
Havin the biggest super bowl party on sunday haha
I'm having wings. pasta salad and jalapeno poppers.
Good choices. I have some pigs. Now I just need to find some blankets to put them in. That's my new favorite snack.
Can we breakdown how the Texans defense is slow down the Giants passing attack?
Hey Buzz,Do you think there is a media overload by the time the end of the second week rolls around, where all the major news has been covered and therefore smaller things can get undue press because there really isn't much else to say?
John, I'm not sure that's just a Super Bowl, or sports, specific comment you just made.
Well good morning Buzzy.
Pigs in a blanket?
Yes....love those things.
Actually the Wilcats are my team, but those Racers are really attractive.
You better start fanning yourself Robbi.
I'm not sure it is. You could say that any day of the year.
Do the gloves receivers wear make their skills better?
Only if they're owned by Inspector Gadget.
I'm having hickory smoked ribs for SB..along with all the sides.
That Isiaih Canaan kid can score like.....wait for it......Jimmer.
Lunch: Turkey Club, Tomato Basil Pasta Salad and a fruit bowl.
Buzz, 6 in a row for the SEC. That is all.
Is this thing on? Patriots 31 Giants 20. The End.
We brought our game but the guests were iffy.
Oh and thanks for the work!
Funniest prop bet. Will [the NBC broadcasters] Al Michaels or Chris Collinsworth say "Tebow" during the 1st quarter?Gotta say yes.
Spork to you.
Did you see your shadow Buzz?
No, but apparently that rodent did.
Buzz hitting the lunch line early again?
I wish....we got Warrick Dunn coming up at 11:15 a.m. ET first!
See what I did there?
Everyone see's Buzz's shadow, cause, you know...
Shameless plugs. Yup, it's Buzz.
Isn't the groundhog always going to have a shadow (unless it's cloudy)? Or is it that the groundhog actually has to see it?
Why would anyone care if a groundhog saw its shadow?
Please tell me you signed up The Real Ray Gordon Reid for this Super Bowl chat.
It's never a party without a perhaps live, stalker boxing fan.
I know Buzz. Buzz is no groundhog. He just hibernates for 3 months at a time.
I woke up and it's still cold outside. Not sure my hibernation alarm clock works.
The Morning Buzz is in perma-hibernation
Hows the Oil Man treating you Buzz?
Like the jackal that he is.
The Racers are my team!
Warrick Dunn will be here in 5 minutes!
Shout out to Sledge! wooooooooooo!
I'm here now. Me > Warrick Dunn
Just you and Lady Buzz for the SB Buzz?
Yeah. I didn't feel like the big Super Bowl party this year. Just chillin at the BuzzMansion.
Thanks for ruining my productivity this morning Buzzy. Not like I was doing anything other than searching the FaceBook anyway.
I find it funny that everyone is picking the Giants yet the line is still Pats -2.5. Must be some serious cash being put on the Pats, or everyone is picking the Giants but not betting on them.
<a name='dunn'></a>Warrick is here!
Warrick, we've been hearing all week long about how the Giants will get to Tom Brady....do you think the opposite could happen? That the Pats can protect Brady better than we think?
I think so. I think they do a good job of gameplanning. When you've already played a team, you understand how they'll play you. They'll make adjustments. They'll make enough adjustments on offense to create matchups that will cause the Giants problems, I think.
Warrick, what did hitting 10,000 yards mean to you in your career?
That was a huge milestone that I was able to reach that accomplishment. Not a lot of guys can say they've gotten there. To be a part of that, I was truly honored. And it says a lot about my career, that I can be consistent RB in my career.
How important is it for you to be working for armed forces veterans in this crown royal project?
It's really important. We have to recognize people that are doing it on the homefront, everyday people. Firefighters, teachers, coaches, mentors. People doing the everyday things to help someone on a daily basis. Go to the Crown Royal Facebook page to write a short essay about someone that's helped you. You could get to a NASCAR race. It doesn't have to be military, firefighters, etc. It could be anyone.
WD, after another strong recruiting class @ FSU, do you see your alma mater quieting the critics this next year?
When you look at it, they got a lot of good talent. If they keep it up, they should be back in the hunt for a championship. I think it's time for them to take the next step.
what do you remember about your letter day?
I was excited. I was happy to say I got a scholarship. I couldn't wait to get to Tallahassee and show I could play with the big boys.
I think he'll bring a different attitude to the organization. He'll hold guys accountable. I think he'll do a good job.
biggest factor in the SB?
If the Patriots can run the football. If they can get 60, 70, 80 yards running, that will be a key for them offensively. If they can, I think they win.
Patriots by 10.
best NFL memories?
There are way too many to name. I had some great games. I had some games I wish I could have back. Being around the best and playing the best.
welcome to the NFL moment?
Yes. W's. We started 5-0.
Warrick, what is your reaction to the Peyton Manning situation?
Some times it's tough to separate, but sometimes you have to move on. You have to do what's best for the franchise. I think there comes a point when you have to separate and move on.
What did you think of Michael Vick when you started in Atlanta?
He was a young athletic guy. I think over the years, he's really grown. He was an exciting player.
Go to Crown Royal's Facebook page to nominate your hero. It's their "Your Name Here" program. You never know, you could make somebody's day/world to have a NASCAR race named after you!
Thanks for stopping by Warrick!
No, I have not.
Who is next?
We've got a little break until Clay Matthews and Terrell Thomas this afternoon.
how much money can you make in fotball
Yup. It's not as lucrative as an occupation as you think.
I only eat hootdogs at fotball games
I'm not going to lie, I'm getting hungry, but 11:30 a.m. is too early to eat lunch.
So Buzz. have you seen my Murray Racers this year?
I have not. Should I?
so buzz do you play football or are yuo just a random person cause i dont think you can make 2.76 dollars
Well, I did invest a little, so maybe it was more like $2.53.
I figured you ate every hour, on the hour. New New Years resolution Buzzy?
Now what are you gonna do for the next half hour?
Darn good question.
You look up random fat person in the dictionary and there is Buzz.
I should have asked WD to break down the Texans defense vs. the Giants offense since you wouldn't.
You should. The St. Mary/Murray game will be in Murray. I may be going.
who do you thinks going to win the superbowl
Houston. With that defense, they're gonna be hard to stop.
Buzz if you scored a touchdown what would your celebration be?
I would steal Aldon Smith's sack celebration and just run straight to the bench.
Nice to have some of our merry band together again. How's that deck Buzz?
Still standing. That's really all I can ask for.
My hometown's new minor league baseball team, the Sugar Land Skeeters start play in 83 games on an unrelated note.
If I get to go, should I hold up a Free Ruckus sign?
I thought we told you to dispose of these degenerates?
Did you ever put in the grilling patio?
Not yet. Ground froze too fast.
Did you get the snow off the roof this year?
Haven't had any snow. We had the snowstorm in October, then 6 more inches a few weeks ago, but it was 50 the next day and it was all melted.
It's been crazy warm here.
In the past.
any football players
They haven't let you go to the SB since that incident with the Azteca girl, have they?
I'm not sure I'm allowed to talk about that.
The kids pulled a sled thru the grass behind a golf cart.
I would have named the team the Sugar Land Imperials, but that's just me. You know for Imperial Sugar.. I feel like we are going to get made fun of a lot for naming our team the Skeeters.
Or at least the Sugar Land Rebels.
Snow? I think we've had a total of 7 days where the temp dropped below 50 during the day. I think Winter forgot about H-Town this year.
No, you aren't.
Or the Sugarland Hypers.
Anything but the Skeeters!!
What league do they play in Norman?
On TV I just saw a dude wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey walking around the Super Bowl plaza.....what is that?
That sounds like Ky speak for mosquito.
Is that short for mosquitoes?
A Cowboy fan?
A cowboy fan.....what else?
Yeah, and the Cowboys haven't been near the Super Bowl since October.
Yes, short for Mosquitoes. They play in the Atlantic League. They are the first team in what will be the Western Division.
Great minds think alike jillinho
I think what Buzz was getting at is there are no real Cowboys fans, only bandwagon fans.
Noooooooooooo, I'm saying that the last I checked it was the Giants and Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Wow...morning chat deja vu
Grilled out lately Buzz? I'm grilling New York strips tonight.
Yes. Just put some BBQ chicken on the other night. Though, I have to call about my warranty, because one of the burners is shooting out flames that are a weee bit bigger than they should be.
Our Super Bowl party is going to have wings, chili, bacon wrapped hot dogs, and meatballs. Ron Swanson would be proud.
People are more pumped for the Skeeters then they are for the Astros.
A wee bit you say?
Like a flame thrower?
I'm so tired. I need a nap.
Potato skins, lil smokie sausages, chicken wing dip
OK everyone, come on back this afternoon when we have Clay Matthews and Terrell Thomas stopping by to chat! See you then!
<a name='matthews'></a>Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews will be here at 3:55 p.m. ET to take your questions!
Clay's just finishing up his appearance on the SportsCenter Super Bowl Special and will be right here!
Buzz!!!!! What's good? Te-bow!!!!!!!!!!!!
You calm down.
Clay is here!
Clay, how do you approach a tough matchup like the one the Giants LBs will have against Gronkowski?
I think you have to understand that playing in the Super Bowl you have to treat it like no other game. You also have to understand who the weapons are. You hope to eliminate the big plays. Making the plays when need be.
Clay, where was your favorite place to play on the road this season?
It's always fun to play at the NFC North division rivals. We see them so often with the rivalries.
so how many bottles of suave do you have to use to wash that mane of yours?
About 1 every time I have to wash my hair. Just one.
Do you feel that the NFC North is one of the toughest, possibly the toughest, division in the NFL?
I think with how young the division is and how well they're doing. Our team. Chicago played well until Cutler got injured. Detroit with Stafford. Minnesota is rebuilding and you'll have to imagine that they'll be back.
Clay, how frustrating was it to have such a good regular season then lose your first playoff game?
Very frustrating, because in a round about sort of way, it means the regular season means nothing. We set ourselves up for the playoffs. But you need to keep the momentum going.
you've got the long hair, how about adding another signature look and growing a stache?
No, I haven't thought about growing out a mustache. I don't think blonde facial hair is in nor will ever be.
Clay,What are your thoughts on the Super bowl? Who wins?
I actually have the Patriots coming out on top. It's hard to be against the model of consistency. BUt at the same time, the Giants are playing well.
How do you think your Alma Mater did on signing day?
I didn't pay attention to it, but from what I heard USC got a pretty good class. That was good to hear, with Barkley coming back, that will help with the national championship run next year.
Where are you going to watch the game?
I will actually be on an airplane back to California. I won't catch the game, but I will catch the highlights.
Where do you go on vacations?
My offseason is very low key. I live in California, so I prefer to stay mellow. Hawaii and the Pro Bowl was a vacation enough for me. Nothing planned yet. I bet I'll just stay on the straight and narrow and get ready for 2012.
As a Mark Sanchez fan I have always believed him to be a little misunderstood. What is he like behind the scenes?
I don't know if he's misunderstood. Knowing him for several years, he's a great guy on and off the field. He's in a tough market, where they expect close to perfection. You can understand where the frustration comes on. The saying goes that the QB gets too much credit for wins and too much for losses.
what do you see as being the biggest key to this game?
I think pass rush. Coming from the defensive side, we both know that both offenses will be successul. With the Giants and the Patriots success they had against Baltimore, it will be about the pass rush.
What is Aaron Rodgers like off the field?
Aaron's a cool guy. A Cali guy, we have something in common.
With all the warm weather we've been having, everyone is grilling. How about you, do you like to grill? Charcoal or gas?
I don't think I've grilled or two or three years. If I were to choose, gas is easier and charcoal is more flavor.
Keep supporting us and the Packers! We'll be back here next year.
Next up, we've got Terrell Thomas, injured Giants DB coming up at 5 p.m. ET!
Hang on folks, Terrell Thomas is on his way to the ESPN offices in Indy, but they've sent a police escort to go get him because it's so crazy out there!
Terrell is here!
Terrell,Would be nice to have you out there this weekend as well! How is the knee and the rehab going?
The rehab is going well. I'm 3 weeks ahead of schedule. I'm trying to make sure that I'm 100% for the start of the season. I'm staying positive.
What do you think of this sunday's game?
I think it will be a great game. You'll see two teams playing inspired. Tom Brady is playing for a lot right now. Obviously, Eli wants to leave a mark on where he stands. The Giants will come out with the W in the end.
how is the police escort?
It's doing good. He's making roads for me. I'm in the front seat!
How does it feel to have to watch a possible once-in-a-lifetime game for you from the sidelines?
It's bittersweet, but I'm at peace right now. A lot of things could be a lot worse. I could be on a team that's not in the playoffs. I'm trying to stay as positive as I can.
Terrell i just want to say congrculations first for winning the nfc title game i saw you on national tv .Do you think new england has a game plan this weekend?and final score prediction.
They'll be fast paced to slow down the DL. Screens. Keep our defense off balance. If they get a knack for what you're doing, they can get you. I think they'll have multiple formations.
best part about being in Indy this week?
Just enjoying it. That's the main thing. I went to the NFC championship game to get a feel for it.
will he let you ring the sirens?
I haven't tried yet. He keeps on hitting it.....
Yup...I just did it!
What's your thoughts on the Peyton/Irsay situation?
It's getting kind of ugly in the media right now. At the same time, it's going to be an ugly breakup. It's coming to an end and hopefully they can clean it up and let him go somewhere else.
biggest key to a giants win?
No turnovers. Running game and third down defense.
have you talked to any of the guys? teammates?
They're focused. They seemed really relaxed. They're ready to go. Being here, with family and friends, they're ready to play. They can't wait for Sunday to come.
Are the Giants worried about Gronk? i wouldn't be too worried?
I definitely think they're worried about him. I'm sure they're preparing for him to play.
best road game this season?
I never went on the road, but I'm pretty sure the Green Bay game was good for them. The No. 1 seed and go there and get a win, that was good for them.
did you talk/see the guys during the eyar?
Most of my rehab was done in California. But I have spent some time in New York. I've talked to the teammates every week, getting a report on the game and everything.
Thanks for all of the support. I appreciate the Giants Nation out there giving me support through this whole season.
Thanks Terrell for chatting! I appreciate y'all hanging out this week. Good luck to the Giants and Pats on Sunday!