This man has just eclipsed Jerry Rice’s single-season yards receiving record of 1,848. Calvin Johnson. Dude is a freak.
Charles Tillman just dominated Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions in front of a Monday Night Football audience.
Granted, the Chicago Bears Defense had a hand in it, but the focus here is Tillman.
He shut down Johnson multiple times in the end zone, allowing him to get only 3 catches (out of 11 passes) and a total of 34 yards.
Oh, and just to throw this out there, Megatron has only one touchdown on the year (not thrown by Matthew Stafford).
Madden Curse anyone???
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You are now looking at the highest paid player in the National Football League.
8 years. $132 Million. ($60 Mill Guaranteed)
Do you believe?
(Or are they overhyped?)
Sometimes simple is all you need. Calvin Johnson, hands down, has my favorite touchdown celebration. He should do this every single time he scores. Fire it as hard as he can at the back of the end zone. No mercy. Not even while celebrating. No dancing, no jumping, no backflips, no stunting. Just throw the ball as hard as you can and destroy everything in your path. Robotic like that. Megatron doesn’t need style points.
Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk says it perfectly. The only choice is to quote him, there’s nothing else to add.
Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said last week that his defense practices every day against two receivers who are better than Detroit’s Calvin Johnson. After Johnson scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns against Ryan’s defense today, Lions coach Jim Schwartz got the last laugh.
“I’m glad the third-best wide receiver on the Cowboys is on our team,” Schwartz said.
Calvin “Megatron” Johnson is the 1st player ever to have at least 2 TD catches in each of a team’s first 3 games of a season.
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This is a touchdown. The Lions know it. The Bears know it. We know it. You know it.