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Calvin Johnson Blog: I've been moving around and I feel good

Posted Oct 10, 2013

WR Calvin Johnson talks about preparing for Cleveland and what the Lions have to do to get back in the win column

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I may not be participating in full practices, but I'm definitely preparing for Cleveland. I've been moving around and I feel good.

One positive to not practicing has been the opportunity to watch our younger receivers and coach them on their technique and within the scheme.

They should approach every play like they're getting the ball every time. That's also the way we treat practice so we can do it in the game. We won't be able to play that way in a game if it's not how we practice.

If we're going to win this game this week, we've got to make plays in the passing game - it's as simple as that. We've got to eliminate negative plays and that starts with penalties.

We didn't turn the ball over at Green Bay, but we did have some penalties. Once we get into those situations, we have 2nd-and-long, 3rd-and-long, and converting those first downs gets even harder.

We have to move the ball down the field instead of punting it off every time and keeping the defense on the field. We know what to do. It's just a matter of going out there and executing.

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