When you acquire the nickname Megatron, one could assume that you are really good.
That is most certainly the case when it comes to Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson.
Johnson is so good, that as of now he is on pace to break Jerry Rice’s single season receiving record of 1,848 yards. Johnson currently has 1,428 with 4 games to go.
However, it appears the Lions have even bigger goals in minds.
Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan had this to say while talking to the team website.
Per Detroit Lions.com: “That receiving number . . . we’re not about individuals, we’re trying to put a game plan around guys getting individual records, but certainly would love to see it,” Linehan said of Johnson reaching 2,000 yards. “Nobody better than Calvin to be able to have an opportunity to help our team win while he’s getting in position to maybe break history.”
Johnson would need 572 yards over the final 4 to reach 2,000 yards, and with him having 661 over the previous 4 that’s certainly not out of the question.
We’ll see if he can get it done.