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Some Lions accuse Vikings of 'headhunting'

Posted by: Howard Sinker Updated: November 12, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson didn't think anything illegal was going on, but head coach Jim Schwartz and some of his players weren't happy with the Vikings' defensive tactics during Sunday's game.

Meanwhile, Lions fans weren't too thrilled with the play of their team in the 34-24 Vikings victory.

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reported that, on two occasions after catching passes, "Johnson took shots to the head -- one, by safety Harrison Smith and another by linebacker Jasper Brinkley. He ducked out of the way of a couple other flying tackle attempts. Remember, it was against the Vikings in Week 4 that Johnson suffered a stinger on a helmet-to-helmet hit by linebacker Chad Greenway."

Schwartz told the News: "They hit him in the head twice. Only one (Brinkley) got flagged."

Johnson, who caught 12 passes for 207 yards, didn't think there was intent to injure.

You can read his response here.

About the hits to the head, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said he didn't know if the Vikings were targeting Johnson's head. "Calvin is a tough guy and he stayed in and made some big plays. But there is no place for that in this league."

While you're reading, you should go down to the comments at the bottom of the page. Lions fans talking about  Stafford and his receivers (other than Johnson) sound a little bit like many Vikings fans talking about Christian Ponder and his receivers (other than Percy Harvin).

Without the ESPN girlfriend thing, of course.

Was Harvin part of outlaw program at Florida?

Posted by: Chris Miller Updated: April 10, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Urban Meyer's tenure as head coach at Florida was the subject of a Sporting News article that examines the culture he faced with an ultra-talented team.

Among the revelations were that star receiver Percy Harvin, now with the Vikings, was said to be injured when he had, in fact, failed a drug test. And that Harvin had an altercation with an assistant coach and threw that coach to the ground.

The story isn't exactly complimentary toward Meyer, who is now the coach at Ohio State.

 

      

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