Johnson, Mosley talk Bama defense on ESPN

Published 12:01 am Thursday, November 1, 2012

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That’s been the main focus this week Alabama senior linebacker Nico Johnson said on ESPN’s “Inside the Program” on Wednesday during a segment that aired on SportsCenter.

ESPN reporter Samantha Steele interviewed Johnson, an Andalusia native, and fellow linebacker C.J. Mosley on the Crimson Tide’s practice field in Tuscaloosa.

The segment focused on Alabama’s defense. ESPN aired an earlier segment on the Crimson Tide’s offense.

“I think this year everyone understands their role on this team and wants to be the best player they can be,” Johnson said. “They want to go out and show what they’re capable of and what they can do.

“All we heard this summer was that we’re not good enough because we lost so many good players,” he said. “We’ve got a chip on our shoulders and just want to go out, week in and week out and improve.”

Steele then asked whether they think they are considered the “under dogs” every week.

“Week in and week out we have that mind set,” Johnson said.

Mosley said the main thing Bama has to do on defense is to stay focused on the game plan.

“At the end of the day, there’s going to be 11 of our players on our team and 11 players on their team on the field,” he said.

Game time is 7 p.m. Saturday and it will be aired on CBS.