In today's Detroit Free Press, the Freep's resident contrarian hack for pay, Drew Sharp, gave his opinion on the contract status on the Lions' most talented player, wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He declares the Lions need not pay Megatron because wide outs are easily replaceable in comparison to other positions.
This is the example Sharp uses to defend his opinion:
Tim Tebow received all the hurrahs and hosannas for his one-play, one-pass overtime victory against Pittsburgh last weekend, but it was Demaryius Thomas who turned a short crossing route into an 80-yard touchdown because he was big and strong enough to stiff-arm himself free from a defensive back and break a tackle. And fast enough to motor down the sideline before anybody could catch him.
Never heard of Demaryius Thomas?He was a stud receiver at Georgia Tech who immediately filled the void of another stud Yellow Jackets receiver ... Calvin Johnson.
Let's take a quick look at Thomas and Johnson over their first 2 seas...