Regardless, battling knee and hand ailments, the 27-year-old Johnson still managed to trump Jerry Rice‘s single-season record for receiving yards with 1,964 last season.
Catching 488 balls for 7,836 yards and 55 touchdowns since debuting as a Lion in 2007, the 6-foot-5, 236 pound Johnson is the most dominant player today.
Coming off a bitterly disappointing 4-12 campaign, Detroit fans can expect their team to rebound in 2013 with Reggie Bush helping to spread the field for Johnson.
Provided quarterback Matthew Stafford is protected in the pocket, there is not a coverage scheme in the NFL that can even slow Megatron.
A three-time All-Pro who has twice led the league in receiving yardage, Johnson alone gives the Lions a chance to dash in “The D.”
Entering the prime of his career, Calvin Johnson will allow Detroit to compete with the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North this autumn.
In the interim, perhaps employees at the Detroit News and Profootballtalk.com should start getting shitfaced at work to create more interesting stories.by