BREAKING: Calvin Johnson considering retirement.
Barry Sanders 2.0?
I hope he can at least finish his contract. This shit is so gay losing Suh and Calvin in a matter of 2 off-seasons. Better get a good GM or this team will be the SOL for a much much longer period of time.
lions fan here. he has certainly earned the right to do whatever the fuck he wants to do. I hope the lions release/trade him so he can at least experience playing for a team that isn't total shit
Just nuke this shit city already. They've done far more harm than good.
>t's because he didn't become a considered threat until 2010
Lions will always be shit because nobody good wants to coach them. Take a gander at all their head coaches since the 50's. At this point it's not even the ownership fault, it's just being shit for so long has left them as a permanently shit team.
I'll explain it for you meme gif..
By considered threat, I mean that he went through the rookie and sophomore years without any big issues.
I guess established would be the better word.
>By considered threat, I mean that he went through the rookie and sophomore years without any big issues.
How can you eat with all that shit in your mouth
>this upset because he knows he said something stupid
The Scooter has unleashed the beast. If he stays next season the NFL better prepare it's anus. Stafford was a top 3 QB in the second half of the season.
>Cooter is an above-average playcaller
>detroit fans actually believe this
100 rushing yards in almost every game as an OC when they only cracked that once under Lombardi
26 Points per game
>compared to that god awful first half under Lombardi
He obviously has a little bit better idea of how to run an offense.
>not being incompetent makes you good
look, I'm sure he's a decent playcaller, but Lombardi was so woefully misusing your (pretty much stacked) offense that petty much anyone would have been an improvement
i expect the lions will have a tad rougher go when the league gameplans for what amounts to a pretty vanilla offense
>One unnamed former Lions: "Playing in this city takes all the love out of the game. All the cash and all the records means nothing. It beats you up."
First Sanders and now Megatron. Is there a worse place to play?
Would love to see Megatron play somewhere that wasn't a dumpster fire if only for a season.
Of course that's what I thought about Andre Johnson going to the Colts when they had just been the AFCCG and look how that turned out.
Well if they get a good GM who can beef up the Oline then I think Cooter will be great at OC. Some of the plays they've ran this season were pretty genius. It's a big reason Riddick just broke the franchise record for reception from a running back. When used correctly the Lions offense is pretty hard to stop with all the vertical threats down the field and guys like Riddick and Tate developing routes down low.
>yfw if the Lions hadn't gotten refballed out of wins at Seattle and against Green Bay they would've made the playoffs as a WC
The roster actually isn't that bad, they've had pretty decent team for a couple years now they just have had really bad coaching. Not just one Lombardi but Schwartz, Cunningham, Caldwell just to name a few. Before words are incapable of hiring management which is why the Lions are so bad. I honestly think with some good coaching it would be a playoff contender
Yes, the entire city is utter shit outside of downtown. You'll notice that a lot of those desolate neighborhoods you see in the ruin porn are pretty big and look like they might've been nice in the past. Those used to be the suburbs, but white people noped the fuck out and built new suburbs outside the city limits. That being said, professional athletes make enough money not to have to live in the ghetto of Detroit. He was speaking more about the general culture of misery and failure that surrounds the Lions. It's not the same for our other pro teams.
It used to be that horrible but its been making a come back the past few years. There are nice parts of Detroit but there are still a lot of super ghetto areas as well. They are spending a lot of time and money on the sporting district right now and it will make downtown look way better when they are done. Half of Detroit used to be abandoned pretty much but they have been tearing a lot of that down and replacing it with farm land. I think the building in general need to be cleaned...a lot of super old architecture in Detroit that isnt being properly taken care of.
Every single building that's not downtown should be destroyed. Give all of the darkies a plane ticket to Turkey to join the refugees on their way to Europe. Boom. Detroit is saved and will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes.
>leaving all of that money on table cause you can't stand playing in Detoilet
You sure you want to retire without a ring buddy?
Did you see what happened with Randy Moss?
Im just saying.
Well there is still a lot to be done but they actually are moving families to different areas so they can destroy entire neighborhoods. Some people were upset about it but comeon what the fuck are we supposed to do? Shit has to come down if Detroit is gonna make any kind of step forward. Should help create more jobs as well
Dude you're a fucking retard. As a Lions fan who has watched almost every single game of Calvin's career that guy is completely right. He was a great prospect, but he wasn't a premiere wideout in the league until about 2010. He was good, but he wasn't even close to being one of the first guys you thought of when someone said "best receivers in the league"
Maybe this won't be the worst thing in the world for the Lions. Last season Calvin Johnson suffered a really bad ankle injury and was out for like four games. I think there was some pretty decent teams within that stretch but the Lions were undefeated the entire time. We all know that sometimes Stafford forces the ball to Calvin when he gets confused or scared on a third down situation. I think that when Calvin is out of the game Stafford is forced to think smarter and best to my knowledge we've done pretty damn good while Calvin Johnson was sitting out with an injury. I'm not discrediting Calvin Johnson at all, I just think that if we were to get another good receiver opposite of Tate and beef up the Oline that the Lions offense might be OK.
The police literally ignore major residential areas because the crime is so bad. 91% of homicides are unsolved. Entire suburbs are ghost towns with abandoned homes. Anyone who could leave, left when the city went bankrupt, many of them before then even. The old stadium is just a decaying garbage heap because nobody even wanted to waste money demolishing it.
You get the picture.
I mean, Tate went on a tear but for like 2 of those games they had to pull off miracle comebacks, and that was with the defense being pretty much elite. I'm torn on what the Lions should do. On the one hand, it seems like I've seen this show before. They gives us some hope and then fuck up again, and part of me wants to tear it down and start again...again. On the other hand, I want to see if this offense has finally turned the light on and can carry it for a whole season, and Tron obviously would be a big help with that. I think he's honestly just worn down. He's been beat to shit since 2011. I don't think he retires but I also don't think he has the will to keep playing in Detroit. Would be nice if I could have faith that the management would put the saved cap space from him and Suh to good use but who knows what chucklefuck Martha might hire. I guess we'll all just have to sit pat and wait and see. We've seen the bottom of bottoms already. We can live through whatever this team throws at us and maybe we'll get lucky enough to see something great.
A bit sad
You know there was a 50 year constant there, and now he's dead as fuck and his wife is actually doing the job now. There's no stigma about the team among NFL professionals, especially now that the dark lord is dead.
No one can. Read the article Joey Harrington wrote last year. Playing in Detoliet takes a huge mental toll with zero reward. Granted, Harrington was a bust so he deserved the hate. But Calvin was/is an elite talent who got trapped.
Past 2 weeks in Detroit media:
>new GM search
>GM will have to restructure CJs contract and give him a pay cut or let go
>Calvins agent releases a statement saying he's thinking of retiring
Kek its all part of negotiating game
Banged up body, getting older, already enough money for your entire family to live off forever because you don't live like a nigger, never going to win a playoff game for this stupid team. It's for the best.
>mfw I may actually graduate and be on campus with Calvin Johnson
Is this possible? Kelvin Benjamin and Calvin Johnson would be cray especially since Calvin is big and long enough to catch some of Cam's not exactly accurate throws that the current receivers have no chance to lol Ginn Jr
> Megatron retiring so soon
> tfw he will never win a Super Bowl
> tfw Detroit will never have another great WR