History Says Matt Stafford To Calvin Johnson Will Explode This Year

June 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

See that smile?
Maybe he knows what we should all know.
While doing some research on my last article—where I compared how the Detroit Lions added players in their first two years of Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles, and Drew Bledsoe with the New England Patriots among other teams—I stumbled across something that might be exciting to see unfold.
While Dallas and Indy both rebuilt around a No. 1 overall pick at quarterback with Troy Aikman and Manning, both teams had a young wide receiver on the team already with Michael Irvin and Marvin Harrison, respectively.
In both cases, when they paired up with the QB, they formed a Hall of Fame duo, but neither WR had distinguished themselves before they had an entire offseason to work with the quarterback.
Let's look at the Dallas situation first.
Irvin was drafted the year before Aikman and head coach Jimmy Johnson came on board, and had a decent roo...

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