Earlier this week we talked about what a threat Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson is on the field.
Champ Bailey agrees with our assessment and states that no one can stop Johnson in one-on-one coverage for the duration of the game.
“I think one guy could be successful, but it does take a team effort to defend him all day,” Bailey said. “You can’t just match up on him and think it’s going to work all day, if he has a good quarterback throwing the ball. There’s sometimes when he goes up, nobody can get to that height that he reaches. He’s about as tall, strong and unique as they come.” – Detroit Free Press
The Broncos safeties will be in “help mode” all day while the team’s pass rush will be pressuring Matthew Stafford up front. The less time that he has to find Johnson, the better. It’s better to contain a flood by turning off the water rather than scooping up buckets of water.