News broke this week about Calvin Johnson — otherwise known as “Megatron” — retiring from the NFL. Johnson played his entire career for the Detroit Lions and was touted as one of the top Wide Receivers in the game every one of the years.
This is very similar to the story of Barry Sanders who also retired at the prime of his career. Oddly enough, he also played for the Lions and was touted as one of the best (if not the best) at his position. This is a very sad correlation for Detroit fans.
Not only have the Lions been lack-luster over the last few decades, managing to have a few good seasons here and there, but now they seem to be going through Déjà Vu. Detroit has had a few good seasons where they seemed to be improving, but it seemed like every good year they had was followed with another slump.
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