Matthew Stafford Comments on Calvin Johnson, Film Study Habits

May 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Losing perennial All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson will force Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford to adjust on the field, but it will also force him to change his film-room tendencies.
Johnson, 30, retired earlier in the offseason, leaving a big hole in Detroit's passing game. Stafford will now have to focus on different aspects of opposing defenses, as he told Detroit's WJR earlier in May (via Tim Twentyman of the team's official website):
There were only a handful of teams I would really watch tape on last year. It was the Falcons with Julio Jones or the Cowboys with Dez Bryant. I wanted to watch defenses and see how they played against premier, top-flight receivers because we obviously had one.
Teams were scared of Calvin or those type guys, so they make adjustments that you really don’t see in games when they play guys and teams that don’t have that guy. ... With him being gone now, I’m sure the looks will be a little m...

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