Sunday, April 29, 2007

Calvin - The Whirwind Tour Continues

Mitch Albom wrote the following about Calvin Johnson - worth a read. Not a glowing review, but mainly a word of caution about putting all hopes on CJ to change the fortunes of the Lions.

Some links to chew on from the Detroit Lions website - it is clearly obvious that they are excited to have Calvin.

WR Calvin Johnson

Photo Gallery: WR Calvin Johnson throws out the first pitch at Comerica Park

Johnson on NFL Network 'Team Cam': 56k | 300k (Real) 56k | 300k (WMP)

Calvin Johnson Press Conference (April 29)

Brought up to Value Learning: Johnson was Taught to Focus on Academics Before Anything Else
Thrilled in Allen Park: For Millen, Bringing in Johnson was an Easy Decision

Press Conference Transcripts: President & CEO Matt Millen, Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson
Transcripts: President & CEO Matt Millen, Head Coach Rod Marinelli

Transcripts: Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz

QB Drew Stanton's comment:

"I'm so excited to dive in and get to work right away. To get an opportunity to work with a spread offense and air the ball out and throw downfield. It's an opportunity to work with some great wide receivers. Calvin Johnson is my teammate now, and I'm excited about that. I can't even put that into words."

By the way, he threw out the first pitch for the Tigers today - check out the pics: