Wide receiver Calvin Johnson took a break from blogging to address the comments Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders made today while touring ESPN for “Madden ’13 Legends Week.”
Sanders spoke glowingly of the current Lions’ team, seeing tremendous upside with quarterback Matthew Stafford and, of course recognizing the overwhelming talent in Johnson.
Said Sanders, “He speaks for himself. The guy is nearly unstoppable.”
Johnson was clearly taken by Sanders’ comments of his talent.
“To hear that from Barry, that’s cool,” he said. “I had met him before, but I got to actually talk to him with my dad at the draft – that was a good time. We always grew up watching him on Thursdays on Thanksgiving. He’s a really cool dude.”
Sanders joked on “Mike & Mike in the Morning” saying that if he had a “Calvin Johnson-type guy” when he was playing, he may not have retired.
Said Johnson, laughing, “I wouldn’t let him retire. He’s a once-in-a-lifetime kind of back with the things that he did. I can’t even pretend to to act like I know what it’s like to have a back like that.”
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