RB-EDGERRIN JAMES(on if this is the best year he's had, everything considering) 12/2/04
"Yeah, I'm feeling good. This is the best I've felt. This year, I feel strong and with the experience and everything, that right there makes it a whole lot better. Before, I was just running off of natural talent. But I used to feel bad the next day. As it went on, I started learning how to take care of myself. Then, I had the year that kind of set me all of the way back, and now I'm back to where I need to be, just take care of myself and trying to make plays."
RB-EDGERRIN JAMES(on if his experience has made him a better runner) 12/2/04
"Oh, yeah, a whole lot better. When you can't run as fast, when was it, my fourth year? When you can't move as fast as you want to move, you pay attention to detail a whole lot more. Now that you're running fast and you pay attention to detail, it's all coming together. So, when I look at it now, it's probably a good thing that I got hurt."
RB-EDGERRIN JAMES(on if he's surprised he came all of the way back from his injury) 12/2/04
"No, I'm not surprised. If you look around and look at Jamal Lewis and you look at Priest Holmes, those guys had injuries. It's just a matter of going to lab and doing what you have to do. You can't really get caught up in everybody saying 'Okay, you're not this, you're not that.' You just go to the lab, do what you have to do, and everything will work itself out."
RB-EDGERRIN JAMES(on if he still wants to be the best) 12/2/04
"As long as I'm out here, I'm striving to be the best; I'm trying to be one of the top players to ever play the game. That's the only reason I play the game, to put my mark on it. But if I'm not having fun or things aren't working out, then I won't force myself to be out here, just to get some stats or whatever. It's everything combined."
RB-EDGERRIN JAMES(on if he sees himself playing for a while) 12/2/04
"Oh, yeah. I like playing. It's more fun now. I appreciate it a whole lot more now, than in the past. In the past it was just go play, and it wasn't a big deal. And then after you go through what I went through and come all the way back up, you appreciate it a whole lot more. It's better being out there now because I've worked for everything I do now."