Posted July 14, 2012 on det.scout.com
PLAYERS: Calvin Johnson
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
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Before Calvin Johnson gave defensive coordinators fits, another in the honolulu blue did the same. Lions insider Mike Mady evaluates and compares the impact of two of the greatest to ever wear a Detroit Lions uniform.
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