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Pride Of Detroit Jul 18, 2014
Lions notes: Calvin Johnson, Jim Schwartz, more

Lions notes: Calvin Johnson, Jim Schwartz, more

Lions notes looks at Calvin Johnson, a certain former head coach and more. ESPN's Field Yates ranked the NFL's top offensive matchup nightmares based on "uncommon physical traits." It should come as no surprise that Calvin Johnson came in at No. 1 on the list since he is the "most physically dominant offensive player regardless of position." By the way, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (No. 3) and Chicago Bears wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery (No. 5) also made the list. Now in Buffalo as the defensive coordinator of the Bills, former Detroit Lions...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 17, 2014

Projecting the Lions depth chart: Wide receiver

What will the Detroit Lions depth chart look like at wide receiver by the end of training camp? What is the top camp battle to watch at this position? Let's take a look. As the offseason winds down, we're going to project each position on the Detroit Lions depth chart and also take a look at some training camp battles. Next up is the wide receiver position. Starters: Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate Just about the only certainty at wide receiver is at the top of the depth chart. We know that Calvin Johnson is the Lions' No. 1 wide receiver, and we know that Golden Tate will be their No. 2 at the...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 14, 2014

Lions notes: Calvin Johnson, Jed Collins, more

Lions notes looks at Calvin Johnson, Jed Collins and much more. In case you missed it last week, the Detroit Lions' official site has video of the feature on Calvin Johnson from NFL Network's top 100 countdown. Johnson said last week on NFL Network that the Lions are "definitely in a place" where they feel like they could make a run at winning a Super Bowl. After having a lot of success running behind Jed Collins in New Orleans during the 2011 preseason, Joique Bell is glad that Collins is now on the Lions. Here's one person's 2014 stat projection for Golden Tate: I currently have...
Detroit Free Press Jul 13, 2014

Ex-Lions RB sees similarities between Sanders, Johnson

Former Lions running back Derrick Moore had a locker next to Barry Sanders for two seasons and he has been a close personal friend of Calvin Johnson's for a decade. So Moore knows a thing or two about witnessing greatness.
Detroit Free Press Jul 11, 2014

It's vital for Megatron to have good training camp, too

The Lions' scoring offense ranked 13th in the NFL last year with an average of 24.7 points per game. But in the games Johnson missed at Green Bay and at Minnesota, the offense struggled greatly and scored a combined 22 points.
Lions Gab Jul 10, 2014

Calvin Johnson Feels The Lions Are Ready For A Super Bowl Run

Multiple Lions players have said this offseason that the team is capable of playing at a Super Bowl level in 2014 including Calvin Johnson, Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News reports. While talking on NFL Network Wednesday night about his No. 2 ranking on the Top 100 Players of 2014, Johnson answered a question about […]
Detroit News Jul 10, 2014

Calvin Johnson: Lions are poised for serious run at Super Bowl

Multiple Lions players have said this offseason that the team is capable of playing at a Super Bowl level in 2014. Add All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson to the group.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 9, 2014
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson checks in at No. 2 overall in NFL players' top 100 rankings

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson checks in at No. 2 overall in NFL players' top 100 rankings

Despite battling numerous injuries and missing two games last season, Johnson moved up one spot in the 2014 rankings, finishing behind only Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
Detroit News Jul 9, 2014

Lions' Calvin Johnson ranks No. 2 in NFL Network's Top 100 players for 2014

Johnson ranked third each of the past two seasons, but this year he was behind only Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, the Most Valuable Player of 2013.
Pride Of Detroit Jul 9, 2014
NFL's Top 100 Players of 2014: Calvin Johnson comes in at No. 2

NFL's Top 100 Players of 2014: Calvin Johnson comes in at No. 2

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson came in at No. 2 on NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2014 list. NFL Network concluded its top 100 countdown for 2014 on Wednesday night. The final 10 spots in the rankings were unveiled, and Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson came in at No. 2 for 2014, behind only Peyton Manning. In both 2012 and 2013, Johnson was third in the rankings. Last season, he caught 84 passes for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he made it clear that he's still the top wide receiver in the NFL. That's why it's no surprise that he was once again ranked toward the...
Cincy Jungle Jul 9, 2014
Poll: AJ Green or Calvin Johnson?

Poll: AJ Green or Calvin Johnson?

Johnson hold the NFL record for the most receiving yards in a single season (1,964 yards in 2012). Will @ajgreen_18 or Calvin Johnson be ranked higher in @nflnetwork's Top 100?: http://t.co/UBqZGNE0WW pic.twitter.com/t8QUqEB5BW — Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) July 9, 2014 As the above tweet states, a pair of All-Pro receivers will be featured on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014 finale tonight. With only 10 players left to be named, Bengals receiver A.J. Green is assured of a top-10 spot, as is Detroit Lions wideout Calvin Johnson. They combined for 182 catches, 2,918 yards and 23...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 9, 2014

Lions notes: Dominic Raiola, Calvin Johnson, more

Lions notes looks at Dominic Raiola, Calvin Johnson and much more. The Detroit Lions took "big steps" in learning their new offense during the final month of their offseason training program, according to Dominic Raiola. He said that the expectation going forward "is for everybody to know their stuff and to execute at a high level." In other words, the hope is that most of the growing pains will be gone by the time training camp begins. The Lions' official site assembled a "Detroit Lions Mount Rushmore" that features Barry Sanders, Calvin Johnson, Joe Schmidt and Bobby Layne. The...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 8, 2014
2014 NFL MVP odds for Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson

2014 NFL MVP odds for Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are both featured on a list of NFL MVP odds for the 2014 season. When the Detroit Lions made the playoffs in 2011, quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson both seemingly established themselves as future MVP candidates. They put up big numbers, and they were part of a team that finally ended its playoff drought. Although Stafford and Johnson continued to put up big numbers in 2012 and 2013, the Lions took a step in the wrong direction. They followed up their trip to the playoffs by going 4-12 and 7-9, and the...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 7, 2014

A closer look at the Lions' salary cap in 2018 & 2019

Our series on the Detroit Lions' salary cap comes to an end with a closer look at 2018 and 2019. It's time to wrap up our series on the Detroit Lions' salary cap. To do this, let's take a look at the Lions' salary cap situation for 2018 and 2019: 2018 Player 2018 cap hit Player Savings if cut WR Calvin Johnson $17,000,000 WR Calvin Johnson $17,000,000 WR Golden Tate $8,600,000 WR Golden Tate $7,000,000 -- Dead money $0 -- Dead money $0 Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate are the only two players under contract for 2018, so the Lions have only $25.6 million committed...

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