Posts Tagged ‘Calvin Johnson’
Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Andrew Luck, Brandon Weeden, Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Doug Martin, Jim Brown, Joe Thomas, Justin Blackmon, Kevin Smith, Kurt Warner, Matt Kalil, Melvin Ingram, Michael Vick, Morris Claiborne, Peyton Manning, Ray Rice, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Shawne Merriman, Stephen Hill, Tim Tebow, Trent Richardson
The 2012 season is just days away from kicking off and this looks like an exciting season with a lot of big-name rookies expected to make a huge impact. But you can’t talk about those rookies without the inevitable comparisons. Here’s a look at some of the top rookies and how they compare to their contemporaries.
Posted: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: A.J. Green, Alshon Jeffery, Calvin Johnson, Darrelle Revis, Julio Jones, Justin Blackmon, Kendall Wright
Everybody wants to find the next A.J. Green or Julio Jones, but Marcas Grant writes that finding the next big fantasy football rookie WR is far from an exact science.
Posted: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, A.J. Green, Calvin Johnson, Cedric Benson, Isaac Redman, James Starks, rashard mendenhall
Can Cincinnati Bengals wideout A.J. Green become the next Calvin Johnson both on the field and in fantasy football?
Posted: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 | Ian Rapoport Tags: Bengals, Calvin Johnson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Lions
They went to rival schools. And even if they didn’t play on the same field, the ties still run deep. Calvin Johnson was a star at Georgia Tech, an All-American who would go on to become the No. 2 pick of the draft. A.J. Green was a star at Georgia, an All-SEC receiver who would be the No. 4 pick of the draft. And this summer… They trained together? It’s true. And they did it at Georgia Tech, joining a group of more than 20 NFL players there. It was a pretty good deal, with Megatron taking Green under his wing. There was just one thing: Green couldn’t wear Georgia gear. “But I can live with that if I get […]
Posted: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 | Kevin Patra Tags: NFL AM, A.J. Green, Calvin Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals, Larry Fitzgerald
A.J. Green trying to emulate Pro Bowl recevier Calvin Johnson.
Posted: Thursday, August 9th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: 2012 preseason gallery, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens, Tim Tebow, Woody Johnson
Preseason games start on Thursday night and allow me to speak for everybody when I say we are ready for some football. But let’s be honest, some of us are a little rusty. Or maybe we’re just new to the sport all together, which means the vernacular can be a little intimidating.
Have no fear, he’s a look at some preseason glossary terms that will make it much easier to watch the game.
Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 | Kevin Patra Tags: NFL AM, AJ Green, Andre Johnson, Atlanta Falcons, Calvin Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals, Julio Jones, Larry Fitzgerald
Julio Jones and A.J. Green had phenomenal rookie seasons, but which will have the upper hand in year two.
Posted: Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: NFL Fantasy football, Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald
Larry Fitzgerald says Calvin Johnson is a better fantasy wide receiver then him, and statistics prove he’s right.
Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Jerry Rice, Julio Jones, Nick Toon
Falcons receiver Julio Jones not only has high expectations from fans, he can add a Hall of Fame legend to the list as well.
Posted: Thursday, June 14th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Brandon LaFell, Calvin Johnson, Cam Newton, Jamaal Charles, Mike Tolbert, Nate Burleson, Peyton Hillis, Steve Smith, Titus Young
Jamaal Charles is ready to return with a vengeance. He’s not the only running back in Kansas City that could help your fantasy team.
Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Justin Durant, 50 Cent, Birdman ft. Drake, Calvin Johnson, Curtis Mayfield, Deion Sanders, Kellen Winslow, Lil Wayne, Shane McMahon
The NFL and music have long had crossover appeal, from the “Super Bowl Shuffle” to Deion Sanders‘ hit “Must be the Money.” More recently, Kellen Winslow was a DJ at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. But Detroit Lions linebacker Justin Durant has taken a different direction, serving as a music critic for Detroit’s Metro Times. From his archives, Durant has called Curtis Mayfield‘s “Superfly” the “best soundtrack ever made.” He even made an iPod playlist to commemorate Calvin Johnson‘s huge contract. Among the selections: “Money To Blow” by Birdman ft. Drake & Lil Wayne, “I Get Money” by 50 Cent, and Shane McMahon‘s old entrance music from the WWF. And of course, that playlist would not […]
Posted: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 | Ian Rapoport Tags: Lions, Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh
From 2007 to 2010, the Lions picked their version of the Big 3. After years and years of terrible drafting, Detroit grabbed WR Calvin Johnson second overall in 2007, QB Matthew Stafford first overall in 2009, and DT Ndamukong Suh second overall in 2010. That’s not bad. Three cornerstones. And each were in the era of massive, massive rookie deals. Slowly, that trio will look to get paid. And considering their production, all will deserve it. Megatron was first, and he’s slated to earn about $130 million over the next eight years. Figure Stafford is next, and then Suh. It’s a hefty task for the Lions in a salary cap era, though some would say a good problem. And so, […]
Posted: Monday, May 21st, 2012 | Ian Rapoport Tags: Lions, Calvin Johnson, Jahvid Best, Jim Schwartz, Matthew Stafford, Mikel Leshoure
I thought there would be a ton to talk about at Detroit Lions minicamp, considering the kind of year the team had, the Lions’ stars, and a bunch of off-the-field things. And yeah, my head was swimming by the end. This really is a franchise on the rise, and it’s fun to watch from close up. The optimism is palpable.
Posted: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 | Ian Rapoport Tags: NFL, Buffalo Bills, Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, Donovan McNabb, Ed Reed, Greg Lloyd, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Rolando McClain, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tim Tebow, Vince Young, Wes Welker
In the newspaper world, the football coverage for Sunday’s paper is in the form of a notes package. In the internet world, we can do notes, too. I’ve been trying to come up with some kinda feature for Sunday on the blog, and I may tweak this going forward.
Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2012 | NFL.com staff Tags: Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Julius Peppers, LaDainian Tomlinson
Who’s the best draft pick of this millennium? NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison ponders just that as he lists the top 25 picks since 2000.