Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman listed Calvin Johnson as a big beneficiary of the new offense and team personnel: "If the Lions end up playing a lot of up-tempo (maybe even no huddle) offense with two tight ends, Johnson should really benefit from that. The addition of tight end Eric Ebron and receiver Golden Tate really gives Matthew Stafford options at the line of scrimmage in an up-tempo offense that will limit substitution packages by the defense. Ebron can be an on-the-line tight end and a big receiver (6-5, 250), which will put some stress on defenses. It’s unlikely Johnson will see some of the triangle and triple coverage he has in the past with Ebron in the slot or on the line on his side and Tate on the other side. If he does, defenses will pay for it."
Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman listed Calvin Johnson a...
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