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TGS 2015 Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Detroit Lions. 2014 in a nutshell: A traditionally offensive-oriented team is carried mainly by a surprisingly strong defense (they rank behind only Seattle on that side of the ball) to 11 wins and a playoff berth, but they lose a wild-card weekend...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Detroit Lions. 2014 in a nutshell: A traditionally offensive-oriented team is carried mainly by a surprisingly strong defense (they rank behind only Seattle on that side of the ball) to 11 wins and a playoff berth, but they lose a wild-card weekend...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Three sweet videos of Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has taken the league by storm as the most dangerous player at his position over the last five seasons. Megatron’s overall size, speed and athleticism have made him a player that few cornerbacks can match up against, and Johnson is making a case for himself as the best wide receiver ever. Let’s take a look at three videos that’ll amp...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Megatron wears a scary-looking mask while working out (PHOTO)

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson posted some eerie photographs to Twitter on Tuesday morning. Is that a gas mask? And a bullet-proof vest? Is Megatron on his way to a bank robbery? Nope, Johnson is just working out. Before speculation could get completely out of hand, the receiver posted a follow-up tweet explaining the spooky gear he's sporting. That's relieving. Johnson...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Calvin Johson isn’t the best WR in Madden 16

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is no longer the top-ranked wide receiver in Madden 16, and he’s not even second. Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown and Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant took the top two spots, respectively. Johnson was ranked 95 overall, and it’s easy to understand why. When on the field, he is a dominant and game-changing receiver, but “on the field”...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 Preview

At the close of the 2014 NFL Season, we provided a review of each team with an eye toward the 2015 campaign. While still relevant it has become clear through free agency, and the 2015 NFL Draft that rosters are taking a different shape heading into the season. Much more will change through the summer, into training camp, and finally Week 1 but with the draft now in the rearview we...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: Detroit Lions

For your fantasy football draft prep and advice, continue to check on this page for updates regarding the Detroit Lions.  Team Outlook: The Lions tend to lure you in, but then disappoint you horribly in the end. The inability to convert in the red zone is often maddening, and it limits the fantasy appeal of this offense. That being said, if you're betting on talent to eventually...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Concept logo created for Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (PHOTO)

Marketing yourself as a professional athlete begins with building your brand, and what better way to do that than to have your own personal logo?Now, thanks to Weis Karzai and Brandon Hubschman of NFL Memes, 22 of the NFL's biggest stars now have a snappy logo to go with their household names.Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was one of the players selected for the project...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The case for Calvin Johnson in redraft leagues

It’s a fairly common phenomenon around draft tables every year – everyone wants to land the big and exciting name, and sometimes that means owners over pay for them. In particular, after a strong performance from a number of young names at receiver last year and a down year of his own, Calvin Johnson no longer qualifies as an exciting draft day catch. While the reasons for...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions in year one of Jim Caldwell accomplished what former coach Jim Schwartz only did once in his 4 year tenure…a birth in the playoffs. The offense was nowhere near as potent as in previous campaigns. After finishing 3rd in total yards in 2012 and 6th in 2013 they dropped all the way to 19th in 2014. A new offensive system, terrible line play and an injury to Calvin...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate Says He’s Not ‘Second to Anyone’ Including Calvin Johnson

Golden Tate of the Detroit Lions has always played with a huge chip on his shoulders, and the receiver has never lacked confidence. Never afraid to utter brash statements, Tate may have outdone himself this time. As we know, Tate has a certain teammate who is widely considered the best player in the league at his position. Yet a recent interview revealed Tate doesn’t consider...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Golden Tate, Calvin Johnson’s equal in Detroit?

Golden Tate is entering his second season with the Detroit Lions and will look to put up great numbers as he did all of last season and doing so will hope to change the perception of him being the number two option on the offense. When you have Calvin “Megatron” Johnson on your team, the chances are pretty high that he will be a vital part of your offensive system, which Golden...
Via EndZoneScore
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson plans to push teammate Golden Tate

Calvin Johnson might be the best wide receiver in the league, but his Detroit Lions teammate, Golden Tate, was the more productive pass-catcher last season. Tate caught 28 more passes for 254 more yards. It's worth noting, however, that Johnson played in three fewer games and still caught four more touchdown passes.Johnson isn't jealous of Tate's surging success, though. In fact...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three best Calvin Johnson memes on the internet

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been on a tear since joining the NFL. Once 2011 came around, the league was introduced to the top wide receiver in the NFL. Though he may no longer hold that title as injuries and age slowly catch up to him, he’s still been a beast that very few players in the NFL have been able to slow down. Here are the three best Megatron memes...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three awesome posts from Dez Bryant’s Instagram account this summer

It’s the dog days of summer, which mean’s it’s the slowest time of the year for football news. One guy who always manages to stay in the NFL news cycle though is Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who signed an enormous contract last week that made him the highest paid wide receiver not named Calvin Johnson. Bryant’s big deal included $45 million guaranteed and a $20...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: five keys to a successful 2015 season

The Detroit Lions took a step forward in 2014, making the playoffs for just the second time since 1999.  The season ended in disappointment however, when they lost in heartbreaking fashion on a controversial call to the Dallas Cowboys in the Wildcard Round. The off-season was mostly quiet, minus one major loss.  Ndamukong Suh left for the Miami Dolphins, and left a big hole…both...
Via EndZoneScore
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Demaryius Thomas worth the money?

There is no denying that when the Detroit Lions signed Calvin Johnson to a contract extension in 2012, all young NFL receivers’ eyes glimmered with the idea of one day getting a Megatron-type deal. Johnson received an 8-year extension worth $132 million dollars, with $43.8 million dollars guaranteed. Now, 29-years-old, Johnson continues to be a premier receiver in the league...
Via Mile High Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 players of the NFC North

This series will feature the top 10 players in each division regardless of team or position. This is measured by a combination of their current impact on the field, their potential in the future and their accomplishments in the past. Players just missing the cut here were Matt Stafford, Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy and 8 time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers who has regressed a little at 35...
Via This Given Sunday
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has teammate T.J. Jones' back

Detroit Lions wide receiver T.J. Jones hasn't generated much hype as a professional. He was a sixth-round pick in last year's draft and missed his entire rookie season with a shoulder injury.But Jones does have one big fan. And by big, we're talking like 6-foot-5, 236 pounds big.That's right. Fellow wide receiver Calvin Johnson is one of Jones' biggest supporters, according to Carlos...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 NFL Season Preview

Quarterback The Lions underachieved in terms of wins and losses in both 2012 and 2013, going 11-21. However, that was largely as a result of a 6-14 record in games decided by a touchdown or less, a -25 turnover margin, and a -10 return touchdown margin. Those things tend to be inconsistent from year-to-year and, in 2014, everything swung the other way with the Lions. They went 6...
Via The Football Fan Spot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

3 players who deserved higher than Calvin Johnson on NFL’s Top 100

Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson was ranked as the sixth best player in the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2015, as voted by the players themselves. However, as expected, there were some major debates over certain placements. It definitely seemed a bit shocking to have Megatron ranked that high, considering 2014 was considered a down year for him. Megatron only had 71 catches...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson says he's not done just yet

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still considered one of the best players in football. NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2015" countdown just proved that. The man known as Megatron was voted the sixth-best player by his peers—trailing only J.J. Watt, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Demarco Murray and Peyton Manning.But Johnson is approaching the age of 30. Injuries seem...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: ‘I still have some good years left’

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY SportsDetroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been viewed as one of the NFL’s best players for quite a few years now, but he is beginning to age. Injuries have slowed him down over the last couple years, and there no question that he is set to get back on the right track during the 2015 season. Johnson believes that he still has a lot of good football...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

3 best reactions to Calvin Johnson’s placement on NFL’s Top 100

NFL Network finished up their rankings for the Top 100 players of 2015, where Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johson placed sixth among his peers. Johnson just finished off his fifth-straight 1,000-yard season that saw him catch eight touchdowns. Twitter reacted strongly to his placement. Let’s have a look at some of the best reactions: You may also be interested in: 3 best...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Will anyone ever break 49ers great Jerry Rice’s record?

Earlier this week on the San Franicisco 49ers’ official website, Tyler Emerick wrote about Jerry Rice having the most unbreakable record in NFL history: “The active leader is longtime Indianapolis Colts wideout Reggie Wayne with 14,343 yards, but he is 36 years old and nearing the end of his career. The player with the most yards who is still in his prime is Detroit Lions star...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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