The loss of Calvin Johnson will be a huge blow for the Detroit offense. At least, that’s what most people think. But if you ask the quarterback of the Lions, he doesn’t seem to feel that way.
For whatever reason, Matt Stafford seems to be downplaying the loss of Megatron. He tried to put a spin on it, in hopes of still remaining positive, but the reality is that the Lions will take a step back offensively. Sure there were games were Calvin didn’t have a huge impact, but that probably said more about Stafford than anything else.
“Obviously, we used to feature Calvin and everyone kind of got there’s after that,” Stafford told Sirius XM NFL Radio Tuesday. “I think it’s going to be tougher for defenses that they don’t know who we’re going to. There’s no guy to key in on. We’re probably going to spread the ball around a bunch, a bunch of guys are going to get a ton of catches and we’re going to be all right.”
H/T: Mercury News