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Who's the better receiver?
Calvin Johnson
73%
 73%  [ 17 ]
Julio Jones
26%
 26%  [ 6 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Gil Brandt: "Julio Jones is the Best WR in the NFL" Reply with quote

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2013/01/detroit_lions_wr_calvin_johnso_20.html

I'm just curious as to what Atlanta fans think of this. Brandt believes 4/10 NFL executives would prefer Jones over Johnson, but I think that's a fairly bullish estimate and wonder if even 4/10 Falcons fans think he's the better receiver, so I thought I'd post this here to get an idea.

Brandt justifies his explanation by citing dropped passes (11 for Johnson, 8 for Jones), especially on third downs (5 Johnson, 2 Jones). He says Jones has better hands and is more fluid, though he credits Johnson for being taller and faster. I mostly agree with his assessments on these latter points, but I think the drops statistics are somewhat blurred by the disparity in pass targets between the two; Johnson dropped 11 of his 205 targets (5.37%) while Jones dropped 8 of his 129 (6.20%).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I honestly think Jones is faster. But between the two Calvin is better right now. Jones has more potential though.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johnson > Jones. With that being said, I'd take Jones if I'm starting a franchise. Easily. Reason: Johnson will be 28 this season compared to 23 for Jones.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woah calvin johnson is the best and it is not even close, look at what julio has surrounding him and what calvin has

yaa..............

i would take andre johnson, fitz, and calvin over him, possibly brandon marshall but fitz and brandon have QB problems
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swoosh wrote:
Johnson > Jones. With that being said, I'd take Jones if I'm starting a franchise. Easily. Reason: Johnson will be 28 this season compared to 23 for Jones.

Jones actually turns 24 in two days. Happy (almost) birthday, Julio.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd take Calvin right now. But as Swoosh said, I'd take Jones if I was starting a franchise.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RyanFuller003 wrote:
swoosh wrote:
Johnson > Jones. With that being said, I'd take Jones if I'm starting a franchise. Easily. Reason: Johnson will be 28 this season compared to 23 for Jones.

Jones actually turns 24 in two days. Happy (almost) birthday, Julio.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calvin now. Calvin 5 years from now, and I absolutely love Julio.

Calvin is the 2nd best receiver in the past 20 years.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calvin Johnson, without a doubt. If we were comparing anyone else to Julio, I would take a second to think about it, but CJ is the LeBron James of Football. He's the best receiver I've ever seen, bar-none.
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CJ4life wrote:
Calvin Johnson, without a doubt. If we were comparing anyone else to Julio, I would take a second to think about it, but CJ is the LeBron James of Football. He's the best receiver I've ever seen, bar-none.


I agree with you. But I think you avi/sig/username disqualify you for this one. lol
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calvin is second or third all time at least by the end of his career. Julio could have a HOF career and still not match up to Megatron IMO.

Both are great in any fashion...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calvin Johnson is the better receiver no doubt about it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scar988 wrote:
I honestly think Jones is faster. But between the two Calvin is better right now. Jones has more potential though.


More potential than CJ? Calvin Johnson has the potential to go down as the greatest WR of all time...

Maybe Julio can be mentioned with the greats one day, but to say he has more potential than CJ is a little premature.
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Lentz33 wrote:
CJ4life wrote:
Calvin Johnson, without a doubt. If we were comparing anyone else to Julio, I would take a second to think about it, but CJ is the LeBron James of Football. He's the best receiver I've ever seen, bar-none.


I agree with you. But I think you avi/sig/username disqualify you for this one. lol

Hey! Shame on you I looked at it objectively and came to the same conclusion that any reasonable human would reach; Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in the league right now, and has a chance as going down as the GOAT. That's something special.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lions fan trying to pimp Johnson some more. He is the best receiver in the league. But Julio isn't anywhere near Johnson's level. Maybe one day but not right now.
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