The 2014 NFL season is exactly six weeks away and we’re ramping up our speculation machine to full throttle here at cover32. If you’re curious to find out what will happen this year and don’t want to go through that whole messy business of waiting to find out, we’ve got you covered.
So dim the lights, turn your fog machine on and gaze into the crystal ball. Yoda said it best – the future is always in motion. Things could go well, and they could break bad. For now let’s take a look at the brighter side: here’s four hopeful headlines for the Detroit Lions 2014 season.
1. Calvin Johnson (finally) wins MVP
Here’s the thing. You’ve probably heard that the NFL is a quarterback’s league about a thousand times over the last few seasons. I’m here to tell you that this is not true: it’s a passing league. Yes, quarterbacks are a major part of that, but if you think that quarterbacks always make the receiver and it never goes the other way around then you need to watch a Bengals game.
Quarterbacks are getting record pay days and they’re always first in line for the MVP award. The fact that Calvin Johnson has not won an MVP yet proves that there’s something inherently flawed in the way the Associated Press determines this thing.
Now that the Lions finally have some other receiver options (Golden Tate, Eric Ebron) to distract opposing defenses he could be in for a career year. If that happens then it will be time that they gave this Decepticon his due and make him the league’s first wide receiver to win the MVP.