Tag Archives: Calvin Johnson

Do the 49ers really need a speed receiver?

The 49ers need a third receiver. That is clear. Most draft gurus agree that the Niners need a burner, someone who can “take the top off the defense,” someone who runs a 4.3 40-yard dash or a low 4.4. Someone like Brandin Cooks or Odell Beckham. I agree, the 49ers need a deep threat. The […]

I'll never forget the 49ers faithful souring on Lloyd after he alligator-armed a would-be completed pass over the middle... - AES

Lions-49ers matchups: Part III

Part III of the Lions-49ers matchup series. Calvin Johnson vs. the 49ers secondary: Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown, Chris Culliver and Dashon Goldson. It’s almost impossible for any secondary to match up with Calvin Johnson, perhaps the best athlete in the NFL. He puts you in a bind. How many snaps can you afford not to […]

Tarell Brown on covering Calvin Johnson: “If you jump off the ground quicker than he gets up, you’ll be OK.”

SANTA CLARA – Tarell Brown spoke in the media tent on Wednesday. He discussed how to cover Calvin Johnson and what “the look” from Aaron Rodgers means. Here’s a transcript. Q: How do you prepare for Calvin Johnson? BROWN: He’s a great player and he does a lot of great things for their team. I […]

Greg Cosell breaks down the matchup with the Lions

Yesterday on the Murph and Mac show, NFL films analyst Greg Cosell broke down the Niners upcoming Sunday matchup with Lions. Here’s the transcript of what he said. Q: That 48-3 win was the Niners’ biggest win since 1987. What stood out to you? COSELL: Believe it or not, I was really impressed with their […]

Harbaugh: “We know our secondary will be challenged. We know Calvin Johnson will be doing the challenging.”

SANTA CLARA – Here’s the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Friday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers. How would you gauge the pulse of the team a couple days before this game? “Good week of practice. Locked, loaded, ready to leave fully loaded for Detroit.” A lot of people are calling this NFL’s game of the […]

Ndamukong Suh: “You either need to guard me or I’m going to hit your quarterback.”

SANTA CLARA –  Here’s the transcript of Ndamukong Suh’s Thursday conference call with Bay Area reporters. What’s the atmosphere like in Detroit with you being 5-0? Solitude. We’re continuing to work for a good team we’re going to see. We enjoyed our Monday night win and a little on Tuesday. But we’re focused on San […]