Johnson Blog Q&A Edition: Barry on Calvin, Calvin on Barry

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on August 28, 2012 – 5:05 pm

Barry Sanders poses with Madden ’13 featuring Calvin Johnson.

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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5 Responses to “Johnson Blog Q&A Edition: Barry on Calvin, Calvin on Barry”

  1. By marcus adams on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Barry you are the greatest rb of all time.

  2. By ruth on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    Calvin I left a post on your house blog if you get a chance please check it out about 8year old grandson and I at the game last year and we will be at the Sept 9game.Thank you for everything you do for the Lions ans MI

  3. By derick cleveland on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    wow both comments was cool i remember the barry and billy era, it went like this Barry right , Barry left, Barry up the middle, same with Billy Sims now we have a qb and receiver but have used up our running back issued to us up almost like having a offense and no defense then having a defense and no offense. Lets hope we can get it straight within the next two years thats my projected time for a Super Bowl but hey Lions I do not mine being wrong and you get it this year.

  4. By carol wadsworth on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    i got to see Barry sanders at practice when he was with the lions got his autograph a couple times. he is the best Running Back that ever will be, in the NFL.barry can stop on a dime and give ya 9 cents change, he is fantastic. i cried for a long time when he left the lions,and still miss himi remember him bringing his little boy to the practice field at the pontiac silverdome, he was so little and cute, and now he is in college. how time flies when you,re having fun.i would love to come watch practice now but dont know how much they charge to get in to watch them, and with the gas prices what they are i wont be going very far away for a while.would love to watch calvin johnson practice, and some others. but there is no running back to watch, why cant they get one.i will tell ya why , because no one can compare to Barry that is whyif there is someone ya cant afford to get him, but i doubt there is one.well thank you tim i needed to vent.you have a great day.

  5. By george riedmiller on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    Berry Sanders is and always will be tot 1 or two all time between him and E smith.

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