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Calvin Johnson says short week won’t slow him down

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Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been an occasional participant in practice in recent weeks as the team tries to manage his knee injury well enough to keep him on the field every Sunday.

That’s usually meant working a day or two and resting his knee the rest of the time, something that the team has kept up this week despite having limited time to prepare for Thursday’s game against the Packers. Johnson didn’t practice on Tuesday, the only day of real practice for the Lions this week, but said after the session that he doesn’t expect to be hampered by the short turnaround this week.

“Nah, I’ll be all right,” Johnson said, via Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. “I’ll be all right.”

Johnson has 66 catches for 1,198 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, which would qualify for anyone’s definition of all right. The numbers look even better when you realize Johnson has only played 10 games this year, missing the first matchup with the Packers because of his knee. The Lions lost that day thanks in large part to an ineffective offense, which explains why the Lions are so diligent about keeping him on the field.

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11 Responses to “Calvin Johnson says short week won’t slow him down”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 26, 2013 3:27 PM

    It’s a short week, but Cal is a tall man.

  2. trollsetter says: Nov 26, 2013 3:30 PM

    The Packers weak defense is going to get rolled up son! 0-4-1 for their last 5 games is laughable!

  3. johngaltwho says: Nov 26, 2013 3:39 PM

    trollsetter says: Nov 26, 2013 3:30 PM

    The Packers weak defense is going to get rolled up son! 0-4-1 for their last 5 games is laughable!

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    Whats laughable are negative comments dripping with derision from cynical people who post on every story having to do with a team that they hate.

  4. ziggystheansah says: Nov 26, 2013 3:54 PM

    Of course it wont. Calvin is not human. Nothing can stop him besides referee’s and PI’s.

  5. cruzer1996 says: Nov 26, 2013 3:54 PM

    My guess is that he’s played at 75% effectiveness due to his injuries so far this year. Kind of similar to Cabrera’s year; and I think Megatron deserves MVP mention as well.

  6. grndizzle says: Nov 26, 2013 4:00 PM

    Come on Megatron. Lead me to the fantasy football championship!

  7. mn1288 says: Nov 26, 2013 4:16 PM

    cruzer1996 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 3:54 PM
    My guess is that he’s played at 75% effectiveness due to his injuries so far this year. Kind of similar to Cabrera’s year; and I think Megatron deserves MVP mention as well.

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    You don’t get MVP consideration when your team loses regardless of whether or not you play.

  8. qoojo says: Nov 26, 2013 4:41 PM

    Calvin Johnson is a great player. As a packer fan, it’s nice when he doesn’t play against the packers, especially given the packers D. IMO, I think he is the main reason why some people consider Stafford a good QB when it seems his entire skill set involves throwing it for grabs to Johnson.

  9. thingamajig says: Nov 26, 2013 4:44 PM

    Megatron is the least of the Lion’s problems.

  10. noeffinway says: Nov 26, 2013 5:38 PM

    Can anyone point me to the quote where Calvin said what the title says he said?

  11. stellarperformance says: Nov 26, 2013 5:49 PM

    The Packers themselves think they can win with Flynn. That’s good enough for me. The Packers are inside the heads of the Lions just enough to cause the Lions to second-guess themselves, shoot themselves in the foot, and lose to a team they should have beaten.

    This kind of stuff happens a lot in the NFL and has a good chance of happening on Thursday.

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