Aug 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Calvin Johnson: 'This year is Detroit's best chance to win a championship'

Detroit Lions superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson is known for being a character guy, and he’s just about impossible to dislike. Johnson has played through some bad teams during his time with the Lions, but he’s never once griped about anything, nor has he blamed anything on the numerous injuries he’s played through over the years. Lions fans certainly haven’t forgotten the finger ailments and nagging knee injury he has slogged through, and neither the Lions nor Johnson have let on the nature of his injuries until he’s hit the inactive list or the season is over.

Johnson has a huge amount of faith in this year’s Lions team, which should be the best since the squad that broke out under Jim Schwartz but never regained its footing again after what is now seen as a “fluke” year from the current Buffalo Bills DC. Armed with an explosive passing attack directed by Jim Caldwell and Joe Lombardi with the likes of a constantly-improving Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Eric Ebron, talented RBs, and Johnson on the field, the Lions have huge potential on that side of the ball.

Per the Lions official Twitter account, Megatron said, “This year is Detroit’s best chance to win a championship.”

They don’t have much of a chance at winning a championship, and the division is far from a guarantee after the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears made improvements this offseason. These are three evenly matched teams, and critics will readily point to the Lions cornerbacks as a major weakness, even if they do have an underrated safety pairing. This team will be carried by an explosive offense, and there’s no reason to doubt that Stafford, Johnson, and Tate can get the job done, especially since Stafford and Johnson now have a fully legit WR2 to help them out.

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