Calvin Johnson...the New Barry Sanders?

Discussion in 'Detroit Lions' started by TJ, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    We all know the story of Barry Sanders. The best player of his generation, forever trapped on a crapty team with no chance at a Super Bowl ring.

    Well, as I was watching NFL Network yesterday, they showed the stats leaders on every category, and I noticed Calvin Johnson ended up tied in the lead of TD Catches.

    I still remember the hype when he came into the league. They said he very well could be the next Jerry Rice, but since he's trapped in the worst team of the century, nobody will ever notice him, and I think it's sad.

    The Cowboys traded for the wrong WR :doh:
  2. Ridin Burgundy

    Ridin Burgundy on the Magic Bandwagon

    He is immense but the way the NFL works today I don't see him sticking around if they continue to be crap.

    I do think though that they will be a lot better next year and who knows what will happen after that. It all depends who they hire.
  3. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    guy helped me a fantasy championship. he'll be a 3rd wideout next year too. should be an even better season for him.
  4. nastynate184

    nastynate184 Fuck Michigan

    he helped me win the championship in my league as well i freaking love megatron
  5. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    We gotta see how badly Megatron does in the playoffs before we can call him the new Sanders
  6. Weezy

    Weezy Ice Cold

    doesnt matter if he wants to be here or not he has 5 years left on his deal and after that without question he will be fran and forced to sign a new long contract
  7. Dougerrrr

    Dougerrrr Laus Deo

    Difference between him and Sanders is that the Lions improved and tricked Sanders into thinking they had a chance. I think with FA Johnson will get out asap....somehow...someway...
  8. Ridin Burgundy

    Ridin Burgundy on the Magic Bandwagon

    They can't force him to do crap.

    Johnson is a great pro so wouldn't be the type to sit out but I don't see the team franchising him twice because most teams come to some sort of agreement with the player that they will only do it for 1 year.
    Also say in 4 years time when hes still dominating and the Lions risk losing him for nothing there are teams that would give a hell of a lot to get a player of that quality and I doubt the Lions would say no then.
  9. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

  10. Weezy

    Weezy Ice Cold

    this is the lions remember we will fran him till he retires or signs a long term deal

    and unless a team will be willing to trade 2 1st rounders + more they will never trade him

    becuase as of right now he is the only marketable player we have
  11. Ridin Burgundy

    Ridin Burgundy on the Magic Bandwagon

    That will probably have changed in a few years but look what Dallas gave for Roy and what the Redskins were prepered to give for Chad. There will always be some crazy owner willing to give far too much.
  12. Weezy

    Weezy Ice Cold hasnt sense barry retired

    the closest big time marketable player we have had was (i know i know) Joey for the sole fact he was supposed to be the franchise and people bought into it
  13. Ridin Burgundy

    Ridin Burgundy on the Magic Bandwagon

    but you don't have a goober for a GM anymore.