ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroits pro sports teams have a history of player combinations who rank with some of the greats in their sports, and the Lions could be adding to it.
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are building a resume as a quarterback-receiver pair that one day might have a place with Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars of the Pistons, Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell of the Tigers, and Gordie Howe and anyone who skated on his line with the Red Wings.
It is wild speculation to question whether Stafford of Johnson eventually will have Hall of Fame careers, although Johnson is on that track with recognition from his peers as the NFLs best and most dangerous wide receiver.
The man called Megatron is as versatile as any player at any position. On the final play of last weeks victory at Oakland, Johnson was on the field-goal block team to defend against Sebastian Janikowskis 65-yard attempt at a game-winning field goal. Ndamukong Suh got through to block the kick, but Johnsons feet ...