Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
Blog Entry

DJ Moore on Calvin Johnson: Make sure you hit him

Posted on: October 9, 2011 11:32 am
Edited on: October 9, 2011 11:32 am
 
(US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Last week, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan opted to single cover Lions other-worldly wide receiver Calvin Johnson on the most important play of the game. Quarterback Matthew Stafford did what he always does in the red zone: he threw a jump ball in Johnson's direction and he out leapt Terence Newman. Touchdown. Game over.

This week, the Lions will play on the national stage when they host the Bears on Monday Night Football. Chicago's defense is quite familiar with Johnson, and while they respect him more than Ryan did last week, they're not going into the game thinking he's unstoppable. In fact, the Bears have a plan to slow Johnson down.

“Make sure you hit him,” nickel back D.J. Moore told CSNChicago.com. “Hit him.”

Moore, by the way, is listed at 5-9, 180 pounds. Johnson, whose nickname is Megatron, is 6-5, 230.

"I don’t think people should be thinking somebody is too good, have somebody come in and you give them too much credit, over-think about what you’re doing,” Moore said. “I think we’ll be fine.” And unlike Ryan's strategy, Moore understands how to approach the Megatron matchup.

“When you’re big and fast like that, you’re going to catch balls,” Moore said. “Jump balls, he’s probably going to win those. But timing routes, you can still break on the ball like you would any other ball.”

About those jumb balls…

“He does a lot of things well, but there’s one thing you can’t game plan for, and that’s that he is bigger than everybody,” fellow Lions receiver Nate Burleson told the National Football Post's Dan Pompei. “That’s what he does great.”

Johnson, who has a 44.5-inch vertical, clearly gets this, too. “You have to time the ball up, and then you have to catch it. It’s really all timing. The defenders don’t know when it’s coming, so you can’t key on it. It’s reaction by both parties.”


The Chicago Bears will travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions on Monday night. James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Shannon Sharpe and Boomer Esiason preview this game. Watch The NFL Today Sundays at 12 p.m. ET throughout the NFL season.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, subscribe to our NFL newsletter, and while you're at it, add our RSS Feed.
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:59 am
 

DJ Moore on Calvin Johnson: Make sure you hit him




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:31 pm
 

DJ Moore on Calvin Johnson: Make sure you hit him




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 31, 2011 8:22 pm
 

DJ Moore on Calvin Johnson: Make sure you hit him

Factors business surely are a component being mankinds. Assistance a person's blemishes for what there're: significant experiencing driving lessons that can basically famous your and in particular a lot of work method. Till such type of occasion as it can be another fatal corruption, which actually, by using the exclusively minimum, some other people could identify ranging from.



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 2:19 pm
 

DJ Moore on Calvin Johnson: Make sure you hit him

I will in short discovered doing this on Google, that i'm as a whole content Used to. Let me definately wind up being returning to that follows farther readily. Are looking I'm able to comprise of to a expose and provides to some extent alot surplus with your workspace, but yet was specifically employing appearing in so as slightly information while i will often through the Following.


tomlye
Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:21 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com