ALLEN PARK, Mich. —
Instead of jogging on some routes, he sprints. Instead of letting some errant passes get away, he leaps or twists and turns to try to make catches as if he’s trying impress the coaches enough to make the team.
“There’s a stereotype of diva wide receivers, and Calvin breaks a lot of stereotypes,” Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said. “(Six-foot-5) guys aren’t supposed to run that fast. And 240-pound guys aren’t supposed to have the agility that he has.
“We’re really, really proud to have him on our team, and he’s obviously a difference-maker on the field. It doesn’t take one training camp practice to see that.”
And even though Johnson looks like he couldn’t get in better shape, he insisted he has work to do on his body.
“I’m trying to get in the best condition I can to get ready for the games,” he said. “I’m trying to limit my mistakes as much as possible. I always strive for perfection even though I can never reach perfection.”