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The outspoken wide receiver has an opinion on everything. All you have to do is get him started
On his eight seasons in San Francisco:
"I feel I have a lot of talent that was underutilized. Maybe I did get cocky, but from the day I got there, everybody told me, 'Pattern yourself after Jerry [Rice]. Pattern yourself after Jerry.' I heard it from the coach, the assistant coaches, the front office. 'Pattern yourself after Jerry.' I did what Jerry did."
On wanting the limelight:
"I don't have to want it. It comes to me."
On his constant criticism of quarterback Jeff Garcia, a former teammate:
"People listen to me and think, 'Well, he's still bashing Jeff.' But the fact is there's a difference in arm strength between Jeff and Donovan [ McNabb]. Jeff had trouble throwing the deep ball. I enjoy catching deep balls, which I haven't been able to do for the last two or three years."
On end zone celebrations:
"Why is it that guys are scoring touchdowns and celebrating, and all of a sudden everybody's saying it's a me, me, me thing? Guys have celebrated for years. And the NFL wants us to have a team concept, yet if you celebrate with a teammate, it's a flag."
On the amount of money he earns to play professional football: