Megatron isn’t the only Transformer. And Calvin Johnson isn’t the only pass-catcher in Detroit.
Johnson made that point on Thursday, explaining that he expects his teammates to take advantage of all the attention that gets paid to the guy who’s on the cover of the Madden game. (Speaking of the Madden game, is it blasphemous for me to think that NBA 2K13 is dramatically better than the latest installment of football video franchise?)
“There [have] been games, whether it be the tight end, or Titus [Young], Nate [Burleson] when he was here, they’ve been able to have some big games,” Johnson said, via Anwar Richardson of MLive.com. “That’s something that you got to have. That’s something that I feel like, put it like this, somebody out of the receiving group, strictly receivers, should have 100-yards every game. That’s just the way I feel about it.
“Ain’t nothing changed that, as well as the tight ends. This is the firepower weapons we have in this offense.”
He’s right. With defenses dedicated to stopping Johnson, other guys should be getting little or no attention. And they should be taking full advantage of it.