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It's rare for Calvin Johnson to open up and talk about anything. He's pretty quiet. Reserved. Almost shy, at least around the media.
But Josh Katzenstein from the Detroit News did a pretty good job of at least peeling back a little bit of what it is like to be Calvin Johnson, superstar receiver and humble person. He starts it at the top of his story, where he reveals that Johnson wanted to be a dentist growing up.
"I can’t do all the school for that,” Johnson told Katzenstein of the Detroit News. “I’m good on that. My sister, my brother, they’re doctors. They can have all the extra four or five years of school.”
The piece continues along with some interesting stories about Johnson from his teammates and even Johnson himself. It is worth your time and the lead this morning.
And now a look at Lions links from the rest of the Interwebs:
Whenever Nate Burleson returns from injury, the pressure is on him. And Burleson inspired this week's Question of the Week about what players would like a free year's supply of. Ndamukong Suh is impressed with the game of Kentucky's Julius Randle. This week's Rising/Falling and Ben Roethlisberger is wary of Suh and Nick Fairley.
Chris Houston's father was accused of being a part of the Sam Hurd drug case, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Protection of Stafford is a big deal for Detroit this season, writes Katzenstein.
Reggie Bush is bothered by the drop that cost him a possible touchdown, writes Justin Rogers in MLive.