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Ten Thoughts on the NFL

Check out my NFL Thoughts this week and be sure to drop a few thoughts of your own in the comment section. 1) When your offense loses one of the toughest match-ups in NFL history, your offense usually takes a hit. But Detroit Lions' quarterback Matt Stafford believes that they'll be better off without six time Pro Bowl wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The 6'5", 235 pound Johnson retired following the 2015 season, but Stafford is taking the glass half full approach to Detroit's offseason. "Obviously we used to feature Calvin and everybody kind of got theirs after that." Stafford...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 26, 2016

Calvin Johnson update: Still retired

Calvin Johnson expressed his commitment to retirement in his first public interview since calling it quits. For the first time since announcing his retirement back in back in March, Calvin Johnson faced the public. After spending the day in Detroit running a day of his "Catching Dreams" football camp, Johnson spoke briefly with a few reporters on site. Naturally, his retirement came up immediately. "I’m not coming back. You ain’t gotta worry about that," Johnson said unequivocally to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. But Johnson did more than address the obvious. He also shot down...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 25, 2016
Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson makes it clear he intends to stay retired

Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson makes it clear he intends to stay retired

For legendary running back Barry Sanders, it was a question that lingered for years. Calvin Johnson would rather end the intrigue now. He's retired and he has no intention of playing football again. "I'm not coming back," Johnson told the...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 25, 2016

Lions notes: Calvin Johnson back in Michigan for his kids camp

The now retired Detroit Lions' receiver is back in Michigan for his "Catching Dreams" football camp. Calvin Johnson was back in Michigan on Saturday for his "Catching Dreams" football camp. The camp proceeds go towards Johnson's charity foundation The Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation, which strives to "assist youth with catching their college and career dreams through participation in relevant, realistic, and rigorous programs during their progression to adulthood." Calvin Johnson opening his camp by speaking to the campers and letting them know what's... https://t.co/gb3b88LEbD...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 25, 2016

Your favorite Detroit Lions game of all time may be coming to YouTube

The NFL is adding full games to YouTube and you can help decide which Lions games get uploaded. Back in May, the NFL announced they would start adding classic games to YouTube, in accordance with their new agreement with the video website. Here's the details as outlined by the NFL's press release: As part of the renewal, and for the first time ever on YouTube, the NFL will make available some of the most exciting games in NFL history. Three of the most memorable games for each of the 32 clubs in the NFL will be posted to the NFL’s official channel on YouTube prior to the start of the...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 21, 2016

Lions notes: Making sense of Matthew Stafford's second half turnaround

Today's notes looks at Matthew Stafford's drastic turnaround, checks in on a retired Pro Bowler and debates which Lions player would make the best coach. The Playbook looked at three quarterbacks who drastically improved in the second half of the 2015 season. Obviously, Matthew Stafford was one of those quarterbacks and The Playbook used stats to make sense of the marked improvement. Speaking of Stafford, he joined SiriusXM on Tuesday to talk about life without Calvin Johnson: Which current Detroit Lions player would be the best NFL coach after retiring from the league? ESPN's...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 13, 2016

Lions notes: Someone sets fire inside of Silverdome

The Detroit Lions' former home was the victim of arson over the weekend. Security guards found a fire in the press box of the Silverdome over the weekend. Officials are now saying this was the result of arson. Sad to see the Detroit Lions' former stadium in such disarray.  Calvin Johnson, usually reserved and quiet in his demeanor, couldn't help but express himself in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando: All I can do is pray The Lord consoles the families, friends,& people mourning the victims of this dreadful act — Calvin Johnson, Jr. (@calvinjohnsonjr) June 12, 2016 I...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 12, 2016
Calvin Johnson hopes Orlando shooting 'infuriates' lawmakers; other Lions weigh in

Calvin Johnson hopes Orlando shooting 'infuriates' lawmakers; other Lions weigh in

ALLEN PARK -- Calvin Johnson was reluctant to weigh in on politics and social issues while he was with the Detroit Lions. Now retired, Johnson is speaking out. The former Lions great tweeted some thoughts in the wake of the...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 10, 2016
Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson posts gruesome photos of finger surgery

Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson posts gruesome photos of finger surgery

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson suffered a number of injuries during his nine-year NFL career, which cost him at least one game in five of those seasons. Following the 2013 campaign, Johnson required a pair of offseason surgeries to...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 6, 2016

Lions notes: Calvin Johnson gets married

The former Detroit Lions all-star tied the knot over the weekend. Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson got married over the weekend. A few familiar faces were on hand for the occasion: @showtimetate @lilitslife @elisepollard #JohnsonWedding A photo posted by reggiebush (@reggiebush) on Jun 5, 2016 at 4:24pm PDT Don Muhlbach understands his job is in danger, but he's going to fight like hell to win the starting longnapping job. "I’m still there. I’m not going to leave just now." The Lions defense knows they can't get off to a slow start again this season. ...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 2, 2016

Lions notes: How is Calvin Johnson spending retirement? Getting married and meeting the first lady

Calvin Johnson knows how to spend his post-NFL career right. Calvin Johnson is enjoying retired life. He's getting married on Saturday, and the Detroit Free Press has a look into his wedding registry. The best items include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shower curtains and toothbrush holder.  But that's not all for Megatron, he also apparently met with Michelle Obama this week: A photo posted by Calvin Johnson, Jr. (@megatron) on Jun 1, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT The Lions had another OTA on Wednesday that was closed to the media. The team released a photo gallery and highlights from...

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