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How Much Does Reggie Bush Have Left in the Tank?

Sleeping became difficult for Reggie Bush in March 2013. The challenge was understandable: How does one manage to turn off the mind when there are thoughts of playing alongside Calvin Johnson and all the running lanes his presence creates?...Show More Summary

Inside Slant: Don't assume the 'process' rule will be fixed

(For all Inside Slant posts, follow this link.) So you want to change the Calvin Johnson rule? You want a secure football and two feet on the ground to qualify for possession? OK. Consider this future scenario. Your quarterback throws a deep pass down the middle. Show More Summary

Dorial Green-Beckham is the wild card in another great WR class

INDIANAPOLIS – Dorial Green-Beckham is a wild card in this draft, particularly in the receiver class. On talent alone, he might be a top-five pick. He’s 6-foot-5, 237 pounds. Calvin Johnson was 6-5, 239 at his scouting combine, for comparison. Show More Summary

NFL Combine Schedule 2015: Preview and Live Stream Info for Weekend's Slate

Just two days into the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Calvin Johnson comparisons are on the table and the globe is overreacting to the size of a quarterback's hands. It's the path to the draft, folks. The duel between Marcus Mariota...Show More Summary

Will domestic violence influence Ravens' draft plans?

The most physically gifted wide receiver might be available when the Baltimore Ravens are on the clock in the first round. Dorial Green-Beckham, who has been described by some as the next Calvin Johnson, could slide down to the Ravens at the No. Show More Summary

Calvin Johnson, 50

Calvin Johnson, a 50-year-old black male, died Saturday, Feb. 14, after being shot in Del Rey, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Charles Woodson talks Calvin Johnson, Odell Beckham Jr.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Charles Woodson believes Calvin Johnson is still one of the best receivers in the NFL. When he was asked who the best receiver in the league is right now, though, he started gushing about someone else – and someone...Show More Summary

Calvin Johnson Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation on Star's Status with Lions

The Detroit Lions will reportedly make retaining defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh a top priority this season, and they may be willing to part with another top star in order to make it happen. According to's Chris Mortensen, the Lions are favored to sign Suh despite the fact that he is set to become an unrestricted free agent. Show More Summary

Calvin Johnson: I’ll do whatever I can to keep Suh in Detroit

Once the final seconds ticked off of their playoff loss to the Cowboys and kicked off their offseason, the Lions’ thoughts turned to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Suh is set to become a free agent next month if the Lions don’t sign him to a long-term contract or franchise tag him at a potential cost…

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 months 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 months 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 months 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…

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