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Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago
Calvin Johnson a Hall-of-Famer? It's not so simple

Calvin Johnson a Hall-of-Famer? It's not so simple

SAN FRANCISCO -- Calvin Johnson made the impossible seem possible. Just watch this. Or this. Or consider this. That's not normal. Johnson is a Hall of Fame-caliber talent, to be sure. He's passed the eye test by almost every measure...
Grand Rapids Press 13 hours ago
The Lions Beat: Watch as we discuss Super Bowl, Calvin Johnson and the upcoming offseason

The Lions Beat: Watch as we discuss Super Bowl, Calvin Johnson and the upcoming offseason

Despite a busy start to the offseason, the Detroit Lions news has slowed to a trickle in recent days. So it seemedlike a good time to experiment with something new with our coverage. So join your friendly Detroit Lions reporters...

Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join me for the weekly chat on the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday. There's so much to discuss in the offseason — the upcoming NFL Combine, free agency, the NFL draft and, of course, the future of Calvin Johnson. Bring your question, thoughts and opinions. It's always interesting. — Paula Pasche
Grand Rapids Press Feb 8, 2016

Calvin Johnson's body 'just isn't holding up'

SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL players are modern-day gladiators on Sundays. They're warriors. They're deified by millions, and make millions doing it. But then they wake up on Monday morning. And the reality of this violent game sets in. "I know...
Pats Pulpit Feb 7, 2016

Sunday NFL Thoughts: Calvin Johnson, Matt Forte, and Patriots Offensive Future

1. Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is thinking about retiring from the NFL, which would put him firmly in the what could have been category, alongside fellow Lions running back Barry Sanders. Johnson is only 30-years-old and is coming off a quality 88-reception, 1,214 yard, and 9 touchdown season, but he believes that the injuries he has sustained over the course of his career might outweigh his desire to return to the field. Naturally there are many who think the Patriots could be a great fit. The Patriots acquired receiver Randy Moss when he was 30-years-old in 2007 and...
Pats Pulpit Feb 7, 2016

Super Bowl Panthers vs Broncos Game Time, Streaming Information, Full Details

The New England Patriots will be watching the Denver Broncos square off against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. This is going to be pretty painful, although the fact that New England won it all last season should ease the sting. How are you going to remember this season? Which team will win the Super Bowl? Do you care? Alec has been outspoken that he's fine if Peyton Manning wins another Super Bowl; the "debate" between Manning and Tom Brady is over and Brady is the unanimous decision. But how would you feel? The Patriots coaching staff should be kicking themselves over the...
Pats Pulpit Feb 7, 2016

2016 NFL Honors: Panthers Get MVP, Coach of the Year & Offensive Player of the Year; Patriots Snubbed

No New England Patriots heard their name called during yesterday's ceremony. Despite falling short of the ultimate goal – defending their Super Bowl title – the New England Patriots have had a successful 2015 season. After all, the team was hit hard by injuries throughout the season but was still able to win its seventh straight AFC East title and reached its fifth straight AFC title game. A big reason why the Patriots were still successful despite the fact that the team missed a league-high 245 games because of injury, were head coach/general manager Bill Belichick and...
Pats Pulpit Feb 7, 2016

2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class Announced

Yesterday, at the NFL's honors ceremony, the league announced the 2016 Hall of Fame class. Yesterday, the NFL Honors took place. One of the elements of the primetime show was the announcement of the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Six players, one coach and one team owner were added to the ranks of those, without whom the history of the NFL cannot be written (at least in theory). That being said, let's take a look at the newest Hall of Fame enshrinees: Edward DeBartolo Jr. Active: 1977-2000Team: San Francisco 49ers In 1977, DeBartolo became owner of the San Francisco 49ers. In the 23...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 5, 2016

Lions president Rod Wood has spoken with Calvin Johnson, doesn't plan to convince him to return

The Detroit Lions have met with Calvin Johnson after all. Much has been made of new general manager Bob Quinn saying he hadn't spoken with Johnson, who is considering retirement, but team president Rod Wood said he's talked with the...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 4, 2016
Michael Irvin: 'Must be such a tough thing to wake up every day and go to work in Detroit'

Michael Irvin: 'Must be such a tough thing to wake up every day and go to work in Detroit'

SAN FRANCISCO -- Many Detroit Lions supporters were shocked when Barry Sanders walked away at 30 years old. Many were shocked when they heard it might happen again with Calvin Johnson. Count Michael Irvin among them. "It blows my mind...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 4, 2016
Deion Sanders: Lions should ask Matthew Stafford to take pay cut before Calvin Johnson

Deion Sanders: Lions should ask Matthew Stafford to take pay cut before Calvin Johnson

SAN FRANCISCO -- There is no confirmation the Detroit Lions have ever asked Calvin Johnson to take a pay cut. But he does count $24 million and some change against the cap next season, and he carries the biggest cap...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 4, 2016

Watch Golden Tate discuss whether he's ready to be Lions' No. 1 receiver

Lions receiver Golden Tate talks on Super Bowl radio row about whether he's ready to fill the void left by Calvin Johnson's expected departure.
Grand Rapids Press Feb 4, 2016
Jerry Rice: I was just entering my prime at Calvin Johnson's age

Jerry Rice: I was just entering my prime at Calvin Johnson's age

SAN FRANCISCO -- Calvin Johnson is one of the greatest talents to ever play receiver. But Jerry Rice is the greatest receiver ever. Johnson's flirtation with retirement at age 30 further illustrates the singularity of Rice's career. Because for all...
Join a live chat on the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join a live chat on the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join a chat on the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. With the offseason under way there's always plenty to discuss. Starting on Monday NFL teams are allowed to cut players who are under contract. Also, draft talk is heating up with the NFL Combine just three weeks away. And then there's Calvin Johnson — we still don't have an official word on his future. Join in the discussion. It's always fun. — Paula Pasche
Grand Rapids Press Feb 3, 2016

Herman Moore: Lions not talented enough to lose Calvin Johnson

SAN FRANCISCO -- Detroit Lions fans were heartbroken when Barry Sanders retired at age 30. It appears they're about to be heartbroken again, now that Calvin Johnson is reportedly telling people he intends to do the same. The parallels between...

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