Writer keeps Calvin Johnson from unanimous All-Pro recognition
You mean to tell me there were two wide receivers better than Calvin Johnson in the 2012 season? Who?
The move to do so doesn’t make much sense as Johnson was the Lions only bright spot in 2012.
He set the mark by beating Jerry Rice’s single-season yards receiving record of 1,848 and his eight straight games broke an NFL record set by Charley Hennigan in 1961 and matched by Michael Irvin in 1995.
Of the 50 voters, why would Tim Ryan leave him off?
Pro Football Talk reports, as a FOX analyst, Ryan worked the Lions’ games against the Rams, Seahawks and Cardinals in 2012. Those were not Calvin Johnson’s best games — he averaged 93 yards a game in those three, compared to 130 yards a game in his other 13 games — so perhaps that colored Ryan’s voting.
Still, it doesn’t make any sense.
There was no receiver better in the NFL this season and while his slow start might have clouded the mind of Ryan, Megatron all but made it up from Weeks 9 to 16 where he had two 200-yard games.
One can only wonder at this point what two receivers were better than Calvin Johnson this season, but they sure don’t play in the NFL.