Johnny Knox is ready to fight for his starting job. He's also not ready to leave Chicago.
"If y'all think ima give up that easy y'all crazy!!!!!!," Knox tweeted, adding "Ima put all that small talk to rest."
Knox reiterated Thursday his feelings on any plans to seek a trade.
It's all quite a turn of events for Knox, who was Chicago's leading receiver last season, just his second in the NFL. He finished with 960 yards and five touchdowns.
Offensive coordinator Mike Martz elaborated to the Tribune why the decision to make Knox the No. 4 receiver was made.
"He just has to get better. He has to play better," Martz said. "That's all. It's just like when Johnny came in, Earl (Bennett) was the starter. We pushed Earl aside for Johnny because of the speed. We kind of gave that job to Johnny. That wasn't really earned. And once you get in this league, you should earn.
"(Knox) just was not ready, not because he can't do it or he's not talented. The preparation, the consistency that's required ... he does a lot of good things, but they have to be good all the time. That's what Roy is."