There are only a handful of players in the National Football League who can even remotely compare to Lions receiver Calvin Johnson from an athletic standpoint. And because of that and a litany of other reasons, Detroit offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is not ready to eliminate the thought of a 2,000-yard campaign for his dominant 6'5 weapon in the passing game in 2012.
"Don't put anything past what Calvin can do," Linehan told MLive.com when asked about cracking the impressive milestone. "When I look back on the season, there's a lot of things we did miss last year. He's pretty special."
Linehan knows full well what Johnson is capable of after seeing him on a first-hand basis for such a long time, and it's hard to imagine the Pro Bowl pass-catcher won't take the next step in his development with another year under his belt and a more seasoned quarterback throwing him the ball. Assuming he's fully healthy, it would take Johnson an average of 125 receiving yards per game to reach the feat this season. Anybody want to bet against him?