Lynn Swann: Calvin Johnson not a Hall of Famer

If Calvin Johnson decides to retire this offseason, he will have retired at age 30 like Lynn Swann. The Hall of Fame receiver, however, says that the similarities should end there. According to Swann, Johnson’s accomplishments wouldn’t be enough to get him into the Hall of Fame. “I would think that it would be difficult for Calvin Johnson at this point to be considered...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynn Swann isn’t sure if Calvin Johnson would make it in the Hall of Fame

As many of you may know, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is thinking about retiring from the NFL. While there are reports that Johnson will indeed retire, the star wideout hasn’t said anything publicly yet. If he does call it a career, many expect that the numbers he put up during his career would make him Hall of Fame worthy. But according to one a current Hall of Famer...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletes Can Learn One Really Important Lesson From Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch, And Calvin Johnson--Don't Trust Your Friends

This off-season could very well find football fans in Detroit, Seattle, and Denver saying goodbye to guys that will be hard to replace--their starting wide receiver, running back, and quarterback. Rumor has it that Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning are all planning on retiring.It is important to note that...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Sanders shares thoughts on Megatron retirement talk

In an ironic twist of fate, Barry Sanders laments the potential early exit of Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who is mulling retirement. If you believe the rumors, Johnson’s decision has already been made. He has reportedly told his family and the Lions he is not coming back next year. Detroit obviously is hoping he will reconsider and is reportedly up for doing a Larry...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson’s best moments:Triple-covered in Dallas 2011

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Calvin Johnson could be done as the NFL’s most exciting wide receiver of the past...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell comments on the Calvin Johnson situation

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is considering retirement, even though he's only 30 years old and still among the most dominant players in the NFL. In a press conference on Friday, league commissioner Roger Goodell was asked to comment on the still-developing situation.Goodell said that Johnson's potential retirement is an individual decision and not a product of a larger...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice: Johnson is retiring at age I entered my prime

Calvin Johnson is expected to retire from the NFL before his 31st birthday, which is almost unheard of for a player of his caliber who is still capable of performing at a high level. To Jerry Rice, it could not be more foreign of a concept. On Wednesday, Rice noted that he was still smack-dab in the middle of his prime when he was Johnson’s age. “It’s just unfortunate to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Lions better off without Calvin Johnson?

Wondering why the Detroit Lions don’t seem to be publicly stumping for Calvin Johnson’s return? It might have something to do with the fact the star wide receiver would cost the Lions upwards of $16 million if he were to decide not to retire after all. Frankly, when you consider that Johnson’s rate-based statistics have dropped in three consecutive years, I wouldn’t blame...
Via This Given Sunday
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Megatron’s Call From Canton Should Come Fast

Calvin Johnson reportedly has informed friends and coaches that he will retire after nine seasons in the NFL rather Photo by Kevin810, via Wikipedia than rejoin Detroit for the 2016 season. While his quiet, low-key approach to announcing the end of his career would be fitting for the way he acted when he played, I hope this is not the case. Johnson has spent the last decade being...
Via Zone Blitz
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson rips Lions GM for not trying to convince Megatron

Calvin Johnson appears close to announcing his retirement from the NFL, and one of his former teammates is appalled that the Detroit Lions are not trying harder to convince Megatron to change his mind. Nate Burleson, who became close with Johnson during their four seasons together in Detroit, said Monday that he can’t believe Lions general manager Bob Quinn hasn’t had a conversation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions hope to lure Calvin Johnson back

The Detroit Lions don’t want to see Calvin Johnson retire. After the news broke Sunday that the legendary receiver was reportedly calling it quits, the Lions stood by their Jan. 6 statement, which read: “We obviously have profound respect for Calvin and certainly understand and appreciate his decision to give proper thought and consideration to his football future.” However...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Calvin Johnson tells family, coach he will retire

According to a report, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson will retire. Full details here.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson told family and head coach that 2015 was his last year

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson told his family as well as head coach Jim Caldwell that 2015 would be his last year. Calvin Johnson told family 2015 would be his final year and delivered same message to Jim Caldwell after season ended, sources told … The post Calvin Johnson told family and head coach that 2015...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson told family, Lions he plans to retire

Calvin Johnson reportedly told his family and a close circle of friends that 2015 would be his final season in the NFL, according to a report. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Johnson delivered the same message to the Detroit Lions and head coach Jim Caldwell, and Caldwell urged him to take take his time making a decision. Johnson has agreed to mull it over, and the Lions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Rams: Why Trumaine Johnson should be re-signed over Janoris Jenkins

A big decision needs to be made this offseason. The Rams free agent class is headlined by their two best corners this past season. Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson both had stellar seasons, but both of them will be demanding quite a bit of money for their services. Most likely, Les Snead will only be able to keep one, but which one should it be? The Jack Rabbit (Jenkins’s nickname...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Calvin Johnson return to Lions with special practice schedule?

As Calvin Johnson continues to contemplate retirement, the Detroit Lions might be thinking of creative ways to convince the six-time Pro Bowler to return for a 10th NFL season. Would giving Johnson a customized work schedule be an option? Terry Foster of CBS Detroit laid out an interesting scenario in which Johnson would be guaranteed two days off per week, rather than the one all...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Calvin Johnson be angling for a trade from Detroit?

Following what was a disappointing 2015 season, some rather intriguing information broke regarding Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The wide receiver released a statement that seemed to suggest that he was contemplating retirement: “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my future,” Johnson said in early January...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Calvin Johnson has no timetable for retirement decision

Don't expect Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson to settle the speculation surrounding his potential retirement any time soon.Three weeks after releasing a statement about his uncertain future, Johnson's agent said the star receiver still has no timetable for a final decision.Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press:Johnson, 30, just completed his ninth NFL season. Although...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars WR Robinson on first Pro Bowl: 'It's a special thing'

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson is headed to Hawaii for next week's Pro Bowl ready to soak up the experience.The two-year veteran, who caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns was named to the Jan. 31 all-star game two weeks ago as a replacement for Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson.Robinson, a 2014 second-round pick, said he isn't taking the honor...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The biggest what-ifs in the NFL this past decade

There are so many what if propositions in life. What if you had decided not to go out with friends that night you met your wife of 25 years? What if you hadn't elected to take that job offer from an up-and-coming company because it was too risky?These are things we all think about consistently throughout our lives. They also happen all the time. It's the road not chosen.The same...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford: Calvin Johnson ‘serious’ with retirement talk

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson surprised many football fans last week when he revealed in a statement that he is contemplating retirement, and his quarterback insists the six-time Pro Bowler would not say something like that unless he meant it. In an interview with “The Mitch Albom Show” on WJR-AM 760 this week, Matthew Stafford was asked about Johnson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins hire Shawn Jefferson as wide receivers coach

The Miami Dolphins helped fill out new head coach Adam Gase's staff with the hiring of former Tennessee Titans wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson on Tuesday, the team announced.Jefferson, who spent the past three season coaching receivers with the Titans, will work in a similar capacity in Miami.After a 13-year playing career, Jefferson has worked as a coach the last 11 seasons...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Megatron's decision to retire or not may be quite complicated

How bad must it be to play for the Detroit Lions? Was that the first thought that occurred to you when the news broke on Wednesday that Calvin Johnson is contemplating retirement or as he put it, “evaluating options” for his future? Statement from Calvin Johnson: “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my future." — Tim...
Via The Comeback
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson considering retirement, evaluating future

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said in a statement that he is evaluating his options, and he may not return for a tenth NFL season. The 30-year-old has dealt with numerous injuries and wear and tear, and it’s beginning to take its toll. Now, he confirmed on Tuesday that he is contemplating his future. “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Don’t fix the Detroit Lions

It’s been a roller coaster ride for the Detroit Lions this year. After starting 1-7 head coach Jim Caldwell fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and his coaching staff. Then team owner Martha Ford dismissed president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew. Following the 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in London, Jim Bob Cooter and the Lions redeemed themselves...
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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