Category: Calvin Johnson

Reggie Bush Aims for the 1,000-Yard Mark as He Joins the Detroit Lions

Friday, March 15th, 2013

The Detroit Lions haven't had a 1,000-yard rusher since 2004, the longest active -- or perhaps a better word is inactive -- streak in the NFL. The last to accomplish the feat? Kevin Jones. That all could change now that the Lions hit the free agent market and signed Reggie ...

Calvin Johnson Closes In on Jerry Rice’s Single-Season Receiving Record

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The Detroit Lions may be the biggest group of underachievers in the NFL. At 4-10 right now, the Lions have reverted back to the laughing stock of the NFL in some ways and Calvin Johnson isn't happy about it. Last week, Arizona blew out Detroit 38-10. This was a Cardinals ...

Jim Schwartz Insists Detroit Lions Haven’t Given Up: “This Team Comes to Play Every Single Week”

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

The Detroit Lions improved so drastically in 2011 and are so young that everyone expected another step in the right direction in 2012. That hasn't been the case at all, as the Lions dropped to 4-8 Sunday with another tough, close loss at home. As a result, head coach Jim ...

Jim Schwartz Believes Detroit Lions Can Turn Things Around Despite 2-4 Start

Friday, October 26th, 2012

The Detroit Lions appeared to be on the up and up when they made the playoffs a year ago, losing a shootout there to the New Orleans Saints. But it's been an uphill road for Jim Schwartz's team to start the 2012 season. The Lions failed to score in the ...

Nate Burleson: Calvin Johnson “Could Easily Be A Diva And Nobody Would Be Mad”

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The Detroit Lions were on the verge of falling to 1-4 late in the fourth quarter last week at Lincoln Financial Field. Detroit was dealing with a double-digit deficit in the final four minutes on the road, but the Lions came alive late, scoring twice in the final minutes to ...

Calvin Johnson Discusses his New Record Contract, Claims he’s Not a Diva Because “I Can’t Throw Myself the Ball”

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

As a result of having to pay big money to high draft pick after high draft pick in the final stretch of a particularly dark period in franchise history, the suddenly dangerous and competitive Detroit Lions were expected to have a tough time keeping Calvin Johnson from playing in a ...

Cliff Avril, Detroit Lions Close in on a Playoff Berth

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Much of the national attention on the Detroit Lions' defense has been on tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, or perhaps veteran end Kyle Vanden Bosch. Much of the attention from opponents has been on those guys as well, which has helped Cliff Avril put up a mighty fine season. ...

Brent Grimes on Lions Defenders’ Comments to Injured Matt Ryan: “That’s just not cool. That comes back to people.”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Atlanta Falcons' victory over the Detroit Lions should have been about a Super Bowl caliber team finally playing like one, winning consecutive games and doing so on the road in Detroit. It could have been about the Falcons mostly quieting down Calvin Johnson except for one long touchdown. Instead, a ...

Detroit Lions Move to 5-0, Continue Doing Their Part to Uplift the Spirits in the Motor City

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

As Michael Irvin points out in the following interview, we've got to be careful when comparing cities with a post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, because nothing will be the same as that. However, at the same time, it's hard not to make some parallels with what is going on in Detroit ...

Jim Schwartz on Detroit Lions 3-0 Start: “We’re really not worried about where we are, but where we’re going.”

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

How 'bout them Detroit Lions? 3-0! One of the absolute laughing stocks of the National Football League for most of the past decade, it finally appears as if the Lions have built a contender from the bevy of high draft picks they've had in recent years. I've always defended the ...