Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 8/7/12

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 27: Calvin Johnson #31 of the Detroit Lions runs after a catch against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on December 27, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
ALLEN PARK, Mich. What you see on Sundays with Calvin Johnson is the finished product the superstar receiver for the Detroit Lions, a 6-foot-5, 236-pound beast with the nickname of Megatron. What you dont see is the tireless work ethic, his relentless approach to keep getting better and better and better. In an era of diva receivers throughout the NFL, Johnson remains a coachs dream come true. Calvin just got a big contract and he goes out there like its his first year again, Lions cornerback Chris Houston said after a recent training-camp practice. That pushes you. Calvins the best player on the team. If he pushes himself like that, you know you have to push yourself like that. If anyone could afford to take off a few reps during training camp, even some practices, its certainly Calvin Johnson. But hes out there day after day, play after play, setting an example of how to be great. Its a good lesson for everybody to learn who wants to follow an athlete, offensive coordinat...
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