Johnson: “In a tough season that we’re going through, it’s cool to read (fan comments) to give me a little lift.”

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on December 12, 2012 – 4:19 pm

“It was cool to see all of those comments from fans last week. In a tough season that we’re going through, it’s kind of cool to read some of that stuff to give me a little lift.

“After all the expectations on the team this year – not only what fans had, but we had of ourselves – it is disheartening to be where we are right now because it should be everybody’s ultimate goal to win the Super Bowl.

“Even if you don’t watch a lot of football, everybody watches the Super Bowl. To be able to just be in a position to where you have a chance to be a part of that and get one of those, to come up so far short so many years, it gets tough. It’s frustrating especially after last year what we went through and then to fall back this year.

“We’re looking ahead to this week. Arizona has a good defense. Starting with the front, Darnell Dockett and Campbell up there. They have some players that cause some havoc up there. They play a little 3-4 so they have some standup guys in the linebackers. Paris Lenon’s over there. It’s kind of good to see guys that you came in here that we were here still in the league. He’s one of those older guys that’s still playing at 35.

“They’ve got some talent on the back end especially with their guy Pat Peterson. Peterson, he’s a talent out there. Whether it be returning the ball or on defense, you just don’t want the ball in the guy’s hands. We have to be able to take advantage of those matchups that we’re going to get with him when he goes one-on-one with me and he’s probably going to follow me.

“Those are the things that we’re going to have to take advantage of, but they have some talent over there. Even though they got beat like they did last week, we can’t come out gun shy. We have to be able to go at those guys because they’re definitely going to want to get that bad taste from last week out of their mouths.”


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20 Responses to “Johnson: “In a tough season that we’re going through, it’s cool to read (fan comments) to give me a little lift.””

  1. By Brad on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Calvin Johnson is one of the most consistent if not the most consistent Wide Receiver in the game, it is very seldom that you see Johnson have a bad game. Keep on fighting CJ, maybe you guys can’t get where you want to be at this year but you can finish the year out strong and show the other teams in the league that the Lions need to be respected still because they are still a force to reckon with.

  2. By ali on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    yo cj stay calm and beat the recad and be the best and the team should of went to the super bowl but u guys had not bad season and just the recd and all the fans will be happy i love u cj

  3. By ali on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    u guy are better then u guy are lost but keep ur head
    up i love all u guys one by one

  4. By lionking9682 on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Our time is coming CJ. That Lombardi hardware will make it’s way to Ford Field soon enough,just focus on that receiving record for now.

  5. By Sop Noch on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Finish strong! Finish on a positive note! Whether it be winning the remaining games or breaking the receiving record, just have have fun with it. There’s always a reason to play the game with everything you got. Find it, embed it, call upon it, execute it. We will be watching the Superbowl from the outside this year, but at least we know we can hang with any team in the league. It all came down to a couple plays and unfortunately, more often than not, the other team made them. I thought it was crazy how it appeared that it was always a couple different key players making crucial mistakes at the wrong time every game. It’s not like it was the same unit or players committing the same mistakes, otherwise it could be corrected. It was always something different every game! Still proud of the team and the effort they put forth and still proud to be a Detroit Lions fan!

  6. By steve bay on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    we love you Megatron keep up the remarkable season and re-write the record books. Going thru this adversity this year will help the coaching staff and the players mature going into next year. I believe in what Mayhew is doing and all the hard work will pay off one day

  7. By Brandon on Dec 12, 2012 | Reply

    Calvin Johnson is the best WR in the NFL and should be proud to be a Lion and a future legend. He will join Barry Sanders years from now in the Hall of Fame. Good luck this weekend in AZ. My friends and I will be at the game rollin in blue and silver. There are lots of Lions fans in AZ and you will be supported.

  8. By simms on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    JOHNSON,,, GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN, EVERY SEASON YOU HAVE LEFT WILL BE LIKE THIS ONE OR WORSE, OVER 50 YEARS OF THIS THE FANS AND MY SELF HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS, BARRY GOT OUT, CUZ HE KNEW TOO.. SERIOUSLY, GET OUT! MARK MY WORDS–BWARE! GET OUT!!!

  9. By lionking9682 on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    @simms

    Shut up!

  10. By Mike on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Calvin Johnson for president

  11. By Aron on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Simms… you don’t belong here. If everyone trembled at the prospect of history nothing would get done. The past can teach us, but only affects the future if we let it. You’re obviously disgruntled, and maybe for good reason… but a person without hope and faith is living a life with very little meaning. Belief is one of the strongest emotions and can help people overcome nearly any obstacle. As long as the Lions team doesn’t lose faith in themselves… as long as they believe in themselves and their ability to win… they have a chance to make great things happen. Apply this to your life, and I promise you’ll be amazed at the results.

  12. By Aron on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    To the rest of the Lions team… block out the negativity. Don’t let it get to you. There will always be detractors, naysayers… people who think you will fail or even want you to. Remember that your destiny is in your own hands, nobody elses. Keep the faith, I do!

  13. By Mike on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    I can see you are Not a real fan Simms. Megaton the name say’s it all. You can not be stop just like your dad told u. You are the best in the NFL, and you will help the Lions win a ring. Don’t let some clowns get in your head like when they said don’t be on the madden cover. And you see they was wrong about that one too.

  14. By Mike Barnett on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Megatron you are the heart of the Lions. I love that you never give up on a play like some players do. That takes heart and that’s what you are the heart of this team. Show your team mates what it takes to win and don’t give up on each other. #81 you and #51 have to keep this team together, to win it next year. Love you and the team….

  15. By Mike Barnett on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Mr Johnson you are the best in the NFL. You help take a team that they made fun of, To the playoffs and now they talk about a team that is right there. This city loves you and all that you do. Megatron crush them all, all the way to a Super Bowl and in to The Hall Of Fame…..

  16. By Ed on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Your already a Hall of Famer CJ so I understand the frustration. Hopefully you will get that ring you covet.

    I hope the rest of the team treats this offseason seriously and comes back ready to play.

    Otherwise with another bad record next season we are looking at changes more than likely to the coaching staff and then you have to worry about learning new schemes etc…

  17. By JP O'Flaherty on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    CJ, I am glad to see that you have remained upbeat with all of the disappointment surrounding this season. The ultimate tragedy for Lions fans would be to have you or Matt want to jump ship and join some other winning program. After years and years of following this team, and all of the college drafts, I really don’t know what it is (draft wise) that the Lions could do to put them over the hump. Do we need an better running back? Do we need a top notch cornerback? How about Mantei Teo? The defense in particular seems to lack some ingredient which makes them play the WHOLE game? On Offense we seem good with you and Broyles, Pettigrew, Scheffler and Burelson. Matt is a definite franchise QB. We need a Run blocking Center and/or guard. I am at a loss as to why this ball keeps rolling downhill! I am just glad to have you and Matt continuing to dominate as a passing/receiving tandem!

  18. By L.G. Anderson on Dec 13, 2012 | Reply

    Patrick Peterson ranks Calvin as the #2 WR in the NFL. I’m not mad at him, the young man rank Calvin behind his teammate Larry Fitzgerald, a phenomenal talent who despite the issues at QB for Arizona, still makes unbelievable plays every week and still brings his “A” game despite being on a team that has had serious QB issues for the last couple of years. Nonetheless, I look forward to watching Calvin show that young man why he is on the cover of Madden and why he will, in all probability, break Jerry Rice’s record.

  19. By Dave "Waz" on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    CJ! Don’t pull a “Barry” on us. You are the class of this team and the league. This group running our team now is much different and dedicated to putting a winner on the filed. That group that was around when Barry played just wanted to fill the seats. This bunch wants to win and it’s obvious. I feel that this is the off-season that we use to fill the gaps and needs of this team. Mayhew is a great GM. We’re back in the playoffs next year and no more than 2 years away from a Super Bowl. Stay healthy. Stay competitive. You will go forward into history as the greatest WR of all time. I can say that because I have been hanging around since the days of Tom “the bomb” Tracy, Pat Studstill from the Lions and guys like Swan and Rice from other teams. You’re the best I’ve ever seen.

  20. By frank on Dec 14, 2012 | Reply

    here is something for you to know calvin. you need to take advantage of the power of the lions force. this force is caused by the frustration of the lions fan. this force will cause you to run a little faster, jump a little higher, focus a little better, train and study a little longer, and help a teammate a little more. my saying is worst to first. i believe the lions will win a home playoff game next year. i believe the lions can set the record for the most passing yards in a game this week. the lions play better against teams that think they can play 1 on 1 coverage. would love to see leshoure pitch the ball back to stafford and hit you for a long td on the 1st play. set bell free on a long td run when you knock the cb down and then block the safety. how do i know the lions will go from worst to first? because, the lions have the best offense in the nfl and need to add a couple of players on d and get healthy. put a smile on schwartz’s face this week! try a reverse where you come in motion and hand the ball off to logan or thomas. tell the punt team to block better for logan. holding a block a little longer is the difference between winning and losing. i would love to see him get a td on a punt return. after the lions game you can play the song another one bites the dust. i have heard some fans complaining about the lions celebrating too much during the game. it doesn’t bother me, but do you think you should have a team meeting and celebrate after you win the game? honor barry and hand the ball to the ref.

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