The Dan Patrick Show: FOX says Johnson is NFL's best wide receiver, how can teams stop him? 10/5
Wed, 5 Oct 2011|
Best wide receiver in the NFL right now is. Calvin Johnson because He scores -- and analysis. Straight Johnson you know from -- that you. And consistently. Over the last three or four years he's been the best. But right now Calvin Johnson is such a medal match. -- -- one reason while the Dolphins and there but not big tight you know why you know at the wide receiver look Gonzales has done it for years and now they're doing it with. Chuck needed doing it with Jimmy Graham -- to Michael Finley the other you have guys in their fists and -- it. Back and cover the linebackers can't run with them and the dignity back I think cover up. Well Calvin Johnson is just so much more talented faster. Does He isn't that commitment and you thought and I'll David Soviets when I first came in the league in many years ago now. Album is a smart guy and and He spent a lot of time with me because He was picking my brain trying to find out about college players. You know that would help him in the draft intriguing -- that are that are. Well I was able to get some information in those conversations from him on just about learning about the league in. We were talking actually about Michael Irvin and He did -- -- He -- there's certain players that win game. Now there are some players that make first downs there's some players and if you win because that are that are but there are certain players that. Actually win that game four and Calvin Johnson is one of those players. You know he's scored touchdowns and he's the type of individual when you have said it. I don't care field covered or not I don't care it to double coverage if you have to have it -- it up to him because he'll win the game for. Yeah and that's what I said the reason why I picked him is the best wide receiver is I must account for him when he's on the field. You know Roddy White and Jennings in Andre Johnson they're all great but. I look at Calvin Johnson -- He reminds me Randy Moss when he's on the field in his prime I have to account -- but let me ask you this. Calvin Johnson more valuable to the Lions or Wes Welker is to the Patriots. Hole. I think. With Tom Brady. Even though Wes Welker is extremely valuable and lead in the league in receptions and yardage you can better. With Tom Brady He can use other receivers and still become another successful. Calvin Johnson. The most wide receivers. Randy miles. Ian what are important that you -- your coverage -- -- -- jam him at the last and you get somebody over the top -- take him out of pocket and obviously the other receivers are all tangled up. You know. But Calvin Johnson even if you wrote your coverage doing. Even if you've got in double -- if you don't having covered. You know yeah they can still -- Pro -- I know we had a big old wide receiver. That you know obviously not this play as but He with a decent player for Ronnie gets in. I got him out of the arena league and so. You know around the -- Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain taught -- in practice it coach. Even we've got him covered He still catches the ball. And I don't they have -- very much advance to order to have these Indians have a coach he's not open ourselves every opener not yet but do you can't keep these. -- -- -- -- And and that's what you have with Calvin Johnson and you can't take him away with double coverage. You can't take you away but jam him at the last -- and get over the top because even if you've gotten covered up to him and he'll make a play. Dolphins soon going to be looking for coach. Boy. -- not a focal point for our mobile Fidelity's it could get bit. You know -- -- with the nearby restaurant here -- a Key Largo before. I think He does a good job. They're they're short of talent. Their marginal extremely marginal at the quarterback position. And they do when you don't have. You don't have much talent and put the team across from you you're gonna have to have them when they don't care who coaches. I can't win at home it just seems like it's Paronto inherited. You know Bill Parcells. The team and it it statistic team it's faceless they did and they don't really do anything really well. -- I think -- he's gonna pay the price. Yeah I have yeah it'll be tough -- -- have. And like it did you know I get a little bit more personal only coaches corny thing outside agency and lose their jobs. But it will be difficult for him to turn it around the Olympics I don't think they have the talent they don't have the playmakers. To turn it around. Hey you've got to have a spark and you gotta have some play makers they're gonna go and the one of those things New Orleans did was get rid of Reggie Bush and then bring in Darren Sproles -- it's there's -- better team goals. Explode just like what we were talking about before they have. Sproles win games for you. I have to counsel. Yeah I mean and that He can do -- -- special -- finger on screen is your run on the ball is blitzes. He's just. That decent player the he's he's a little bit of a mismatch when you can isolation -- open. Open field. But he's not above but He would have been a -- real good. Late second round pick. Good to visit with the tell the boys. That we set alone. Thank you -- That's a Jimmie Johnson and -- on fox.