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Stevie on juking defenders

Posted by Chris Brown on February 4, 2013 – 1:38 pm

Stevie Johnson was recently part of an ESPN photo shoot in which he shed some light on his unique stutter step route running style.

In describing where his approach to route running came from, Johnson said it all stemmed from his basketball background.

“As a kid, I’d practice by lining up against my older cousin, and he used to tell me, ‘Be elusive. Do something to make me miss you,'” Johnson said. “I was a basketball player, so all I could think was, okay, let me try my crossover move. So I used it, and from then on he couldn’t stop me.”In the NFL, guys don’t train for basketball receivers, so when I line up one-on-one against someone like Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman, I give them hoops moves. I don’t have the speed to burn right past defenders, but I know how to get open with quick jab steps and shoulder fakes.”


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