Maybe it’s wishful thinking, but quarterback Matthew Stafford said Tuesday that the Detroit Lions will be a tougher team to defend without Calvin Johnson.
“I think we’re going to do it a little bit differently than we have in the past,” Stafford said in an interview on SiriusXM NFL radio. “We used to feature Calvin, and everybody kind of got theirs after that. I think it’s going to be tougher for defenses, in a certain way, that they don’t know who we’re going to. There’s no guy to key in on. We’re probably just going to spread the ball around a bunch, and a bunch of guys will get a ton of catches, and we’ll be all right.”