Oakland Press writer Pat Caputo published a column Sunday reminding us just how good Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh really are.
While Caputo may have stated an obvious point, he sheds a little light on the topic by describing how Johnson dominated opposing secondaries last season with 16 touchdowns and 1,681 yards -- a combination never achieved until Johnson did it in 2011.
Stafford, well, he was pretty good, too.
Here’s perspective on the accomplishments of Stafford and Johnson in 2011.
Stafford threw for 5,038 yards and 41 touchdowns. The only other quarterback in NFL history with a combination of both more yards and touchdown passes in a single season was Drew Brees (5,476 and 46), also last season.
Johnson caught passes for 1,681 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2011. No receiver in NFL history has ever had more yards and touchdown passes in combination, in the same season, than Johnson did last season.
Caputo, also a radio personality on 97.1 The Ticket, writes about Suh as well. He feels that Suh performed above and beyond expectations in 2010. I agree with that thought. Caputo and I share the same opinion regarding Suh's performance in 2011: It wasn't horrible, although the numbers dropped. But take into account that he was double- and triple-teamed.
That is all.
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