If the Texans had no run game, I really think Andre Johnson would have even more beastly stats. I love Calvin Johnson, but If I had to pick a WR to be on my team in the playoffs it would be Andre Johnson and I wouldn't feel bad about it
Jackie Bradley Junior.... that is all
Calvin is the best. He has made Stafford into the average-at-best QB that Stafford currently is.
Our QB > Yours
I was mostly agreeing with you
People don't want to give Roddy White or Julio Jones their respect because of numbers. They are on the same team and have dominated every secondary they have faced. Yes Brandon Marshall is the best, he is actually a good friend of mine who I played High School basketball and football with
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
Not to take anything away from CJ. He is the best WR this season by far but his situation helps him alot.
153 targets 88 receptions
138 targets 91 receptions
144 targets 86 receptions
Those are the top 3 receivers. Calvin's in the middle target wise (last on list above). Top is Wayne, middle is Marshall.
And I don't think his situation is all that great. Safeties playing deep to prevent the big play, safety over the top on like 96% of snaps, getting tripled in the endzone and sometimes lining up 2 guys to try and stuff him at the line and best of all no one stepping up to take any pressure off him. Everyone knows the ball is going to Calvin and they still can't stop him, that to me is what makes him the best.
"The way they play offense here is difficult for any quarterback," he said. "Every snap is an incredible decision. They're in a one-back offense, they can't run the ball against certain looks so they have to audible to some kind of a pass or a creative run to get away from trouble.
"There's never a play in the game where Stafford can just turn around, hand the ball off and catch his breath. Every play he's researching the defense and they throw as much as anyone."
I use Larry FItzgerald as an example because he was looked at as one of if not the best a few years ago but because of bad quarterback play this year he doesn't get quite the recognition.
123 targets 56 receptions
What the numbers don't say is how brutal some of those imcompletions are from bad passes etc. as do the other WR's.
I'm not disagreeing with you, some WR's are better than others but QB play has a lot to do with it. As does Oline since the QB might not have enough time to do a 3 step drop and get the reciever some time to make a move on the DB.
By looking at the stats for 2012, CJ is the best. I believe that CJ is the best hands down.
And I hate the Lions.