Posts Tagged ‘Calvin Johnson’

My story: What Megatron taught Bengals WR A.J. Green during their summer workouts

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 […]

Bengals WR A.J. Green emulating Megatron

A.J. Green trying to emulate Pro Bowl recevier Calvin Johnson.

2012 NFL preseason glossary

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.

Constant Debate: A.J. Green vs. Julio Jones in Year II

Julio Jones and A.J. Green had phenomenal rookie seasons, but which will have the upper hand in year two.

NFL fantasy football: Calvin Johnson over Larry Fitzgerald?

Larry Fitzgerald says Calvin Johnson is a better fantasy wide receiver then him, and statistics prove he’s right.

NFL Fantasy football: Jones gets legendary approval

Falcons receiver Julio Jones not only has high expectations from fans, he can add a Hall of Fame legend to the list as well.

Three and out: Charles ready for return

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.

Justin Durant moonlights as a music critic

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 […]

How will the Lions pay for their version of the Big 3 — Megatron, Suh, and Stafford?

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, […]

Reactions and reflections from a day in Allen Park for the Lions OTAs…

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.

Nine really random things and whatever else is going on around the NFL…

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.

Who are best draft picks since 2000?

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.

Three and out: Newton, Megatron in Madden hunt

Cam Newton or Calvin Johnson will be on the cover of the new Madden game. What does this mean for your fantasy draft in 2012?

Under the Hood: Vince Young pushes towels

We scour the Web and TV Guide for the latest from your favorite payers. This week: Vince Young pushes towels, Rob Gronkowski gets aggressive with Calvin Johnson, and Ahman Green looks breaks down former Packers teammate Donald Driver‘s dancing skills.

Gronk sends a message

Rob Gronkowski sent a message to Vikings DE Jared Allen before defeating him in the “EA Madden ’13 Cover Vote” bracket.

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