In the 2007 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions did something they were used to doing. They used the No. 2-overall pick on Calvin Johnson. They had to this time. He was a “can’t miss” prospect. But this time, they were right. Johnson is a baller.
However, baller’s only can take so much losing. And since 2007, the Lions have done a lot of it.
With two years remaining on his rookie contract, he was asked on his radio show on whether or not he’ll stay in Detroit.
“Put it like this, if we turn this thing into a winner, I’m happy,” Johnson said. “I’ve won 11 games since I’ve been here in four years. Losing definitely sucks and you definitely don’t want to be around losing. You can’t get used to that.
“I can’t get used to it because I haven’t come from that. I’ve been used to winning. And if this thing can’t get turned around, man, like I said — I’m just going to leave it at I can’t get used to it. I want to win.”
I would say that you can’t kill the guy for wanting to win, but Phillies fans pretty much killed Scott Rolen for it. Different situation, but you get the point.
In the meantime, Johnson seems to want some better ideas from his coaches.
“I don’t understand, teams tend to play a lot of Cover 2, our receptions go down. We got to come up with something for it. They were playing Cover 2 for most of the game.”
Not sure how the coaches will feel about that, but maybe Megatron is getting to the “I don’t give a fuck anymore” portion of his stay in Detroit.