Calvin Johnson Teaches The Fade Route

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

(Special thanks to Wildcat67 in The Den for bringing the below video to our attention)

OK, so fans aren't coaches for a reason. But if you have a 6'5, freak-of-nature wide receiver in your goal-line package, anyone with the capability of breathing without choking on the oxygen could offer this suggestion: the fade route.

Unfortunately, Detroit's coaching staff the last two years didn't see the benefit of using Calvin Johnson's 47.5 vertical inch leap very often. Then again, 0-16 doesn't happen by mistake, either.

Regardless, Calvin excited a few folks in the message board with this YouTube video, where he explains -- rather, teaches -- the fade route.

A sign of things to come? We hope.