Calvin Johnson: The Detroit Lions’ One Great Gift from Matt Millen

April 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

During Matt Millen's eight-year-long tenure, the Detroit Lions went one place. 
From a 9-7 team that just missed the playoffs in 2000, the Lions managed fall so hard that they lost every single game during the 2008 season.
After nearly a decade of abuse, Matt Millen left Detroit with one great gift of consolation.
Calvin Johnson.
Johnson, among the league's best wide receivers, is a true freak of nature.
He runs a 4.35 second 40-yard dash even though he weighs about 235 pounds.
He proved himself to be everything a Lions fan could hope for in 2008, with over 1,300 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.
Last season, Johnson still almost reached 1,000 receiving yards despite nagging injury problems throughout the season. Not to mention, it was the first year rookie Matt Stafford was throwing the ball to him, until he also succumbed to injury.
I wouldn't say that Johnson, or any elite player in NFL history for that matter, can make up fo...

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