The Most Effective Calvin Johnson Defense Ever Devised (For Now)

This can't happen on every play, but down on the goalline it was worth a shot. Or maybe it can happen on every play, if a team is willing to accept that Calvin Johnson is the Detroit Lions only form of offense. Whatever the case, the New Orleans Saints clearly saw Johnson catching jump ball after jump ball down near the goalline and decided to do something about it.

So the Saints decided to treat Johnson like a gunner. Not only did they press Johnson, trying to jam him at the line of scimmage; they put two defensive backs on him. It was exactly what we'd expect to see on a punt, with two guys trying to take the wide man out of the play.

The good news for New Orleans: Johnson didn't catch a jump ball. The bad news: He was just a decoy and the Lions scored a touchdown anyway. Whatever, it was a good try.

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Can't wait until they try it again and he just jumps over two guys instead of one.

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