Calvin Johnson: Greatest WR of All Time Discussion

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by CP1708, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. CP1708

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    2007 15 GP 48, 756 4 TD
    2008 16 GP 78, 1,331 12 TD
    2009 14 GP 67, 984 5 TD
    2010 15 GP 77, 1,120 12 TD
    2011 16 GP 96, 1,681 16 TD
    2012 16 GP 122, 1,964 5 TD
    2013 7 GP 47, 821 7 TD


    99 Games played.
    535 Receptions
    8,657 Yards
    61 TD's

    6-5' 235lbs 4.4 Speed, catch radius the size of Wyoming.

    1 Playoff game. 12 receptions, 211 yards, 2 TD


    Last 27 games including the playoff game, SIX 200 yard games. No other receiver in history has more than 6 for an entire career.

    36 100 yard games + 1 Playoff game.


    So, after 100 games, We're here. If you go the simple route, you double everything to 200 games, you get 1

    1,070 receptions
    17,314
    122 TDs



    Jerry Rice finished at 303 games
    1,549 receptions
    22,895 yards
    197 TD's

    If Calvin continued this pace to 300 games, like Jerry, it would look like....

    1,605 receptions
    25,971 yards
    183 TD's


    Of course, Calvin would finish with only 3 career playoff games, so let's hope that that fixes itself at some point so we can see more of him in the postseason where legends truly get made.


    Jerry played 20+ years, til he was 42.

    Calvin just turned 28. He could play for another 13 years and still be level with Jerry.


    Now, the difference certainly would be era for Jerry, vs this new era for Calvin. Certainly worth mentioning.


    So there you go. It is certainly early in Calvin's career, but it's also very clear what his path is barring injury. We've seen LeBron hyped, rise up, and now lead. We witness it every year now. Could we be seeing it in the NFL too with Calvin, chasing down an immortal in Jerry Rice?

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  2. hoosierdaddy317

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    Was just having this discussion with my homeboy last night. He's definitely better than TO and Randy at this rate. Now Jerry Rice? Only time will tell
     
  3. ravagebx

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    He's not even in the red zone yet [​IMG]
     
  4. 651akathepaul

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    From WIR:

     
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  5. worldbeefreeg

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    So...you admit Jerry is better than Randy :nerd:
     
  6. 651akathepaul

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    Without question.
     
  7. awwsome

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    We've never seen a reciever like him, he's the greatest talent at the position we've seen. He has everything, he can make catches that no other man playing the game can make.


    300 yards fam....







    300 yards.
     
  8. extraordinary swag

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    yall just got Randy the hell up outta here that quick huh? :lol:
     
  9. seymore cake

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    Calvin is what everyone wanted Randy to be.
     
  10. don ramon

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    ban CP1708
     
  11. CP1708

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    Did I sneak some cuss words past the filter or something? What I do?
     
  12. ag 47

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    What I find interesting is that there are some who believe Jerry Rice was the greatest football player ever. If you agree with that statement (far from outlandish), then wouldn't Calvin Johnson Jr. be GOAT NFL player. Maybe one day, but that's extremely lofty praise at this point of his career.
     
  13. black migo

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    Randy was just a deep threat, son was scared to get hit, calvin is on another lvl, aj is up next
     
  14. 651akathepaul

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    The way I see it is that people just aren't ready to see new GOATS replace their heroes. This to me is a very viable discussion topic.
     
  15. 7thave btn 31stn33rd st

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    Pretty much.
     
  16. 7thave btn 31stn33rd st

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    Son, you cant be serious.
     
  17. CP1708

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    Given Calvin's affinity for being tackled at the 1 yard line for some reason, he may well end up as the 2nd or 3rd greatest player ever. :lol:


    651, agree. I mentioned the idea in my first post this morning, Calvin may not reach the mark, he may blow a knee tomorrow, but his trajectory is headed straight up. And he may not level off for another 5-6 years, and if he keeps improving, I have no idea where his numbers go. :smh:
     
  18. maximus meridius

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    Calvin is coming for Jerry's crown. I've never seen a dude dominate the game like this. I can't say he's the best right now but he's coming.




    Yes. Imagine if Moss hit the weight room and gave a damn. :x
     
  19. danikerhino

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    Too early but, he is on pace. Let's see how he does in the next 2-3 years of consistency.
     
  20. Chester McFloppy

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    A NEW CHALLENGER APPEARS!

    Calvin Johnson, at 28, is sitting at:
    535 Receptions
    8,657 Yards
    61 TD's

    1 Playoff game. 12 receptions, 211 yards, 2 TD

    Larry Fitzgerald, at 30, is sitting at:
    800 Receptions
    10,883 yards
    82 TD's

    6 Playoff games. 42 receptions, 705 yards, 9 TD.

    :nerd: