Wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Andre Johnson are the new breed. Uncoverable freaks of nature with a propensity to make big plays.
But it's Calvin Johnson that has clearly established himself as the National Football League’s preeminent receiving talent.
When asked if he was the best receiver in the NFL Andre Johnson said,
“No. I’m not the best (laughs),” he said. ” … There’s a lot of great guys out there, man. I’m a fan of the game. You look at … I’m a big fan of Calvin. Calvin Johnson. Right now, I would probably say he is the best.”
With a young gun-slinger like Matthew Stafford under center Calvin is a lock to put up points in Detroit’s high octane offense. The combination of Dallas’ Terrance Newman and Mike Jenkins could provide a good test this week.