Found December 23, 2011 on
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San Diego Chargers
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
No machines. No video graphics.
To run a simulation of Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the Chargers need only kickoff returner Richard Goodman, your basic Honolulu blue Johnson jersey, and then, last but not least, one heck of an imagination.
Goodman has given the Chargers secondary their best possible preview of Megatron this week before Saturday's game at Ford Field, a tall challenge for the 6-foot, 190-pound Goodman.
In that No. 81 jersey, he looks just like Johnson in practice.
“If you can blow him up a little bit,” coach Norv Turner said with a smile. “Make him bigger. He can run fast, though.”
Goodman says that white-stitched Johnson jersey fits him just fine — but the equipment team had to find him a smaller size.
Johnson, by comparison, is 6-foot-5 and 236 pounds.
“That's hard to translate,” said Goodman, a former practice squad player who still relishes the preparation role. “To be able to run like a guy who's under 6-foot and be quick like that, he's bl...
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