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Calvin Johnson explains why he wasn't targeted more vs. Chargers

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/...ins-lack-of-targets-san-diego-chargers-091515

    The Detroit Lions watched an 18-point, first-half lead evaporate on Sunday, as the San Diego Chargers stormed back to win it 33-28. While this was happening, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson could do little more than watch.

    Johnson finished the game with just two catches for 39 yards. Throughout the game, Johnson as double-covered with safety help over the top, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com.

    "When the quarterback sees that," Johnson said, per MLive.com, "I'm not in the read process really."

    Instead of forcing the ball to the best offensive player, quarterback Matthew Stafford went through his reads and tried to find the open receivers.

    Stafford spoke about his progressions and getting Johnson the ball, via MLive.com:

    We're just trying to take what the defense gives us, and they were doing a great job of playing two men to his side quite often. Cutting to him if they were shallow routes. They were paying a bunch of attention to him, just like all good teams that we play.

    Every game is different, and we'll find ways to get him the ball when we need to.
    Johnson was only targeted four times -- the same amount as rookie running back Ameer Abdullah. Fellow wideout Golden Tate led the team with eight targets, and tight end Eric Ebron was not far behind with five. Theo Riddick, Joique Bell and Lance Moore were each targeted twice.
     
  2. JohnnyX

    JohnnyX 2017 Chargers Head Coach

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    Lockdown secondary. If we get Carreathers to be the NT we want, this is a top 3 defense.
     
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  3. MadMike

    MadMike Well-Known Member

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    Did they ever say why Carreathers didnt dress? Did he have an injury?
     
  4. Bonzi Jones

    Bonzi Jones BoltTalker

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    Yea... I was wondering the same thing... Any word on that?
     
  5. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Ghelkin speculated that they were anticipating the Lions to pass a lot. No injury, just no need for the big men.

    Lissemore only played 10 snaps as well.
     
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  6. Slam

    Slam BoltTalker

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    Let's be honest, the chargers ruined a lot of fantasy first round draft picks of Calvin Johnson.

    Not to mention, I'm kicking myself for not taking Keenan Allen. I was not expecting someone to take him in the second round lol, we have a girl who is a chargers fan and she basically took the chargers as her fantasy team. (spoiler alert: she won week 1)
     
  7. Moses

    Moses Can You Stand The Rain?

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    I got Keenan in the 6th round of a 12 man league, feeling quite good about that now.
     
  8. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Ditto...
     
  9. Brundlefly

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    In a 14 man league I took Martavis Bryant in the 8th and was going to take Stevie Johnson in the 9th but he went two picks before me. I was pissed cuz he was my main guy. I took Bryant based on value
     

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