Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Calvin Johnson = All-American

Calvin Johnson has been named First Team All-American by several organizations, including Rivals.com (When do 52 receptions for 869 yards and six touchdowns make you an All-American? When you're the most dangerous weapon this side of Reggie Bush and everyone knows it.) and the American Football Coaches Association ([...] sophomore Johnson has been Georgia Tech’s biggest receiving threat this year with 52 catches for 869 yards and six touchdowns.)

In honor of his accomplishments this season, ramblinwreck.com has a new video up of just C.J and his catches this year (no spiderman from last year, unfortunately). You can watch it streaming from the original location HERE - a downloadable copy is available HERE.

I went to GT during Little Joe's prime, thus it's hard for me to say that Calvin is the best GT player I've ever seen, but he's closing in on that level. The man is absolutely uncoverable on the college level, and makes more circus catches than anyone I have ever seen. Hopefully he is able to build on this year and truly grow into his abilities next year (scary thought - he's going to get better), and that we are able to use him even more effectively than we have. In a couple of years, when he's a star in the NFL I'll still be watching videos like this one to remind myself of just how good he was at such a young age.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that Calvin isn't up there with Joe Hamilton or Shawn Jones. The sad part is that it his own team mate - Reggie - who will prevent him from getting to that level.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..or his coach not calling plays where he is the first option.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Astronaut Mike Dexter said...

Wow, you actually managed to find a picture of Calvin NOT getting completely posterized by DeMario Minter . . . keep that photo, it's going to be a collector's item someday.

; )

9:01 AM  
Blogger Trey said...

Calvin Johnson is one of the best wide receivers I've ever seen play college football.

Gailey should make the offense like the Minnesota Vikings circa 2003. Just throw it up to the big man. Double coverage? Who cares. Throw it anyway. Even that is better than most decisions Reggie Ball makes.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a realist.

You do realize that if we ran the Vikings offense, Reggie would throw an interception 3/4 plays. We're done to 1/5. We're happy.

I wouldn't credit minter taking CJ out of the game. It was much more about Greg Blue and the semi cover 3 U[sic]Ga executed extremely well.

To place of eternal torment with georgia..

5:31 PM  

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