John Lackey has something to prove to Red Sox Nation.

Now, there’s definitely a chasm between fan perception of Lackey and what his teammates say. While fan opinion has largely turned against the big right-hander, his teammates are still behind him. Lackey says that he’s not necessarily worried about the image of himself to those outside the lines, but at the same time he still talks with the conviction of someone who has something to prove on the mound.

Check out Lackey’s chat with Tom Caron and Peter Gammons on the first official day of spring training from Fort Myers.