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Joe Lombardi: “Added layers of complexity” in coaching Calvin Johnson

One of the things that offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi learned during his first season with the Lions is that getting the ball to Calvin Johnson isn’t as easy as just telling him to run down the field and throwing the ball in his direction. Lombardi learned that the way he could use Johnson was impacted…

Golden Tate added to Pro Bowl roster

The Lions are set to have a wide receiver set to play in next Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, but it’s not Calvin Johnson. According to Tim Twentyman of, Golden Tate has been named to the Pro Bowl. He replaces the Eagles’ Jeremy Maclin, who withdrew from the game for personal reasons, according…

Ndamukong or Megatron: Which guy should Lions keep?

A caller to Friday’s edition of PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio raised an intriguing question regarding the future of Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.  If the Lions could keep Suh only by cutting receiver Calvin Johnson, would they do it? Clues may have arisen a year ago that the Lions may be thinking about…

Dez Bryant took 3 steps and no one knows what a catch is

Forget the "Calvin Johnson rule" it should have never mattered. The NFL needs to fix it's officiating problem. If there is one thing that happens during the playoffs every year, it is the increased scrutiny on the referees and their screw-ups. Show More Summary

NFL says replay review of pass interference calls will be discussed after Cowboys-Lions flub

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

This postseason hasn’t been the best of times for NFL officiating crews. On Sunday, the Calvin Johnson rule was correctly applied to a catch by Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys, but it’s a rule and is held in almost universal distaste. And the week before, the issue of whether pass interference calls should be […]

“Dez Bryant rule” doesn’t mesh with expectations of players, fans

Yes, the provision previously known as the “Calvin Johnson rule” and now perhaps more properly known as the “Dez Bryant rule” was applied correctly (subject to a caveat mentioned below).  The problem is that the rule fails to mesh with the reasonable expectations of football fans. As applied to Bryant, the outcome flows from three…

Did Dez Bryant and the Cowboys get screwed?

The ridiculous Calvin Johnson rule struck again as referee Gene Steratore's controversial overturning of a long Dez Bryant catch cost the Cowboys dearly. The Packers wound up holding on for the 26-21 win and will head to Seattle for the NFC Championship game. Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to SB Nation on YouTube

Jerry Jones says he believes Dez Bryant made the catch in Cowboys’ loss to Packers

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Count Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones among those who thinks that the crucial catch by Dez Bryant should not have been overturned on appeal — never mind the Calvin Johnson rule. “I do think he made it, yes, and we had the opportunity to look at several angles up there, where I was sitting, and […]

Lions players are mercilessly mocking the Cowboys on Twitter

The Cowboys season ended with the refs (correctly) overturning an incredible Dez Bryant fourth-down catch. This is was Calvin Johnson Rule, which the Lions were helpful enough to point out. Sorry @dallascowboys. We know the feeling: Show More Summary

Here’s The NFL’s Explanation Of The Calvin Johnson Rule And Why Dez Bryant’s Touchdown Didn’t Count

2 weeks agoSports : With Leather


Steratore wipes away key Dez Bryant catch

Welcome back, Calvin Johnson rule.  We’d missed you. The bizarre, convoluted rule regarding what is and isn’t a catch in the NFL reared its head at a key moment of Sunday’s playoff game between the Cowboys and Packers.  With Dallas facing fourth and two from the Green Bay 33, quarterback Tony Romo fired the ball…

Odell Beckham Jr. Replaces Calvin Johnson in 2015 NFL Pro Bowl

On the heels of a fantastic rookie season, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been named to the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the LSU product will be an injury replacement for Detroit Lions wideout...Show More Summary

Odell Beckham Jr. added to Pro Bowl roster

Odell Beckham Jr. is Hawaii-bound. Beckham, the Giants’ star rookie receiver, has been added to the Pro Bowl roster, the NFL announced Wednesday. He replaces Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who will not play because of an undisclosed injury. The 22-year-old Beckham had a sensational first professional season, hauling in 91 passes for 1,305 yards…

PFT Live 01/05: Dave Birkett, John Elway, PFT Planet

Mike Florio chats with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about the controversial pass interference no-call in the Lions wild card game against the Cowboys, as well as the future of Ndamukong Suh and Calvin Johnson. Then, Florio talks with Broncos Executive VP of Football Operations, John Elway about the Broncos Divisional round match up…

Carr and Much-Improved Cowboys Defense Ready for Johnson, Lions

IRVING, Texas — When the Dallas Cowboys last saw the Detroit Lions, they had the ignominy of being on the wrong end of a record-setting performance by receiver Calvin Johnson. The future Hall of Fame wideout, known simply has Megatron, caught 14 passes for 329 yards in the 31-30 Detroit victory in 2013. Show More Summary

NFL Wild Card Round Rapid-Fire Predictions

With the 2014 NFL regular season completed, we have a number of questions as we look ahead to the playoffs. Which player will have more receiving yards in his matchup: Dez Bryant or Calvin Johnson? Who will throw more interceptions:Show More Summary

Can the Cowboys Stop Calvin Johnson?

When you think of the Detroit Lions, whom the Dallas Cowboys will face in a Wild Card Game on Sunday, you think of Calvin Johnson. It only makes sense because the 6'5", 239-pound wide receiver isn't just the best player on the Lions'...Show More Summary

Two Megatron TDs tie the score, Rodgers returns

The Lions’ best player has scored two touchdowns to tie the score in Green Bay. Now the Packers’ best player is about to answer. Lions receiver Calvin Johnson caught two touchdown passes, one late in the second quarter and one early in the third, to turn a 14-0 Packers lead into a 14-14 tie game.…

Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell present at practice

The Lions had nearly perfect on-field attendance for their third major practice in preparation for Sunday’s NFC North title game at Green Bay. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) was the only Lions player not present at Friday’s workout. Fairley has missed the last seven games with…

It's Time for the Lions to Prove They're for Real in Week 17 Statement Game

Show us something, Detroit Lions. Show us that you're for real. Show us that you belong. Show us that you're a legitimate Super Bowl contender. We're talking to you, quarterback Matthew Stafford. And you, receiver Calvin Johnson. And you, coach Jim Caldwell. Show More Summary

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