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Calvin Johnson Blog: "We can do so much on offense without even talking about the receivers we have"

Posted Sep 12, 2013

WR Calvin Johnson talks about confidence built via the run game and what it would mean to start off the season 2-0

Joique BellRB Joique Bell (Photo: G. Smith/Detroit Lions)

"This year 1-0, we have a different team this year. Having that running game and the depth that we have at running back is huge.

"We have four really good backs that could come in and start any day. With the explosiveness of Reggie and then Joique coming in and breaking tackles, it seems like we can do so much on offense without even talking about the receivers we have.

"We built a ton of confidence last year from having that running game. Last week we were running the ball around, moving the line of scrimmage forward so Reggie could make runs and they where creating gaps in there.

"When we are moving the ball with the run game at four or five yards a pop -- everyone was blocking like crazy -- and you get the big one here and there, it's hard to stop us.

"It is very exciting this year. Not that it wasn't last year, but it's great what we have opening up the season.

"It would be big to start off the season 2-0. Try and get back to where we were a couple of years ago. Just start the season off with a bunch of wins, and set ourselves up nicely for the end of the season."

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