Calvin Johnson Opens Up About Retiring From The NFL At 30 | ALL THE SMOKE | SHOWTIME

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Former NFL great receiver Calvin Johnson talks with Matt and Stephen about his decision to step away from the game at the age of 30.
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the shit
the shit پیش 9 روز
Damn!!! all that money and this fool can’t fix his teeth 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Angels fan
Angels fan پیش 19 روز
Lowkey feel like he dissed Stafford who isn’t even a terrible QB. I mean the problem wasn’t the QB it was everything else.
JAY-ABC Brown
JAY-ABC Brown پیش ماه
Damn I hope Stafford doesn't see this.
Korey Sylver
Korey Sylver پیش ماه
I know Detroit Lions fans must still want to kill ownership. To have one of the greatest RB’s ever, then one of the greatest WR’a ever, and basically put mediocre teams around them to the point where they both retired in the prime of their careers.
Jamuel L Sackson
Jamuel L Sackson پیش ماه
The Detroit Kitty Cats wasted his talent
Austin Taylor
Austin Taylor پیش ماه
If he would have went to new england Brady would have 10 rings
Jack Tesar
Jack Tesar پیش ماه
As a Lions fan this hurts. Mad respect for CJ 💯
Arrogant Swami
Arrogant Swami پیش ماه
Boss
King Max
King Max پیش ماه
To be honest I’m more concerned about a players health if anything. If a superstar player body is giving up on them, then I can’t blame them. Life should never be wasted. He left a legacy for the NFL AND DETROIT. He’ll go down as one of the best to every play at his position.
Detroit EJ
Detroit EJ پیش ماه
I don’t like how tryna make it seem as if Stanford is sum horrible qb
Sa’vaughn Martin
Sa’vaughn Martin پیش ماه
He got me into football forever thankful for my goat megaton🦾
Miggy23
Miggy23 پیش ماه
Megatron and Barry Sanders both retire early. That tells u all u kno need to kno about the lions organization. Hell, he said it himself he didnt wanna be there! They also lowkey dissin' Matthew Stafford too 😂
Shane G
Shane G پیش ماه
As a lions fan it’s hard to watch it just hurts
DiscoFalcon
DiscoFalcon پیش ماه
While Matt Stafford isn’t an Aaron Rodgers, he certainly isn’t a Blake Bortles. There are a lot of issues in Detroit, but the QB one wasn’t the biggest.
zert1k
zert1k پیش 23 روز
@kid mid ur a bozo
kid mid
kid mid پیش ماه
matt stafford not a good qb
Jack Tesar
Jack Tesar پیش ماه
Facts. Couldn't create a run game to save their lives in his tenure
Primetime BMS
Primetime BMS پیش ماه
He retired from the sport. The sport didn’t retire him💯
Josiah Johnson
Josiah Johnson پیش ماه
So does he dislike Stafford or something? Like damn they just threw some major shade at him. I'm pretty sure there was a lot of worse things about the Lions than Stafford.
earla 273
earla 273 پیش ماه
Being from Detroit, all I have to say is to hell with the Lions! I hate ‘em. They wanted Megatron’s and Barry’s career.
TheMuscoyboy
TheMuscoyboy پیش ماه
Raiders REALLY could have made it happen if they didn't completely fail in the the draft for a decade.
Muktar Abdulle
Muktar Abdulle پیش ماه
give ARod two more rings if he had megatron as his go to guy and nelson as second.. no one would have stopped them
FyeHunnit
FyeHunnit پیش ماه
1. rice 2. moss 3. fitzgerald 4. megatron
Uriah
Uriah پیش ماه
In 2012, after his 5 year rookie deal he couldda left. This is what a 2012 article says; Johnson has signed an eight-year deal worth up to $132 million, making him the highest paid receiver in the NFL. He had a year remaining on his original deal after being drafted in 2007, but this extension starts immediately and runs through the 2019 season. "I'm so comfortable here now," the 26-year-old Johnson said during a news conference Wednesday. "At first, not at all, but being here for five years, being around these people here in Detroit, teammates and just the city -- I'm just growing accustomed to it." Johnson's agent, Bus Cook, said the contract is worth $60 million guaranteed. Soooo he said “I’m so comfortable here now.” Meaning all Detroit Lions organization, the city of detroit, his teammates, is all he knew. He didnt know anything else. So he was literally a robot, AKA Megatron. Just a robot going through life; practice -home-practice-home, gameday-home-practice. Like come on now.
Uriah
Uriah پیش ماه
Calvin Johnson had the opportunity to leave Detroit and resigned a contract to stay with the same trash team. So its his fault for not leaving when he could’ve. No remorse there. Dont ever pick money over happiness. Couldda went and played for a better team, better QB, better offensive line, and coach. But he chose money so.....
Uriah
Uriah پیش ماه
@Kalvin Baber exactly!!!
Kalvin Baber
Kalvin Baber پیش ماه
Carmelo Anthony of Football huh? Lol
Jay B
Jay B پیش ماه
The Lions failed him. A transcendent receiver that was the best at his job for a long time. First ballot HOF.
WhyHighC
WhyHighC پیش ماه
Never connected Barry Sanders and Megatrons careers. Wtf is Detroit doing???
Dimitris Bright
Dimitris Bright پیش 2 ماه
Damn I hope Matthew Stafford isn't watching this lol
Ulon Benson
Ulon Benson پیش 23 روز
@zert1k You're being serious? Stafford hasn't been good since....ever. When was the last time he was dependable, not losing & interception prone? You can be a fan cool🙏🏾, but bruh don't have any playoff wins & you talking about he better without Calvin Johnson.
zert1k
zert1k پیش 23 روز
@Ulon Benson since megatron retired staffords been way better
Ulon Benson
Ulon Benson پیش ماه
I've been telling people for years he was one of the main reasons why Calvin retired.
Howell 488
Howell 488 پیش 2 ماه
Smh Stafford actually made Calvin good
Abel M
Abel M پیش 2 ماه
Megatron the legend
juniorreed0692
juniorreed0692 پیش 2 ماه
Best tandem in sports news and interviewing
Andre Harris
Andre Harris پیش 2 ماه
If Calvin was still playin he’d be the greatest player of all time better than moss. Better than Jerry idc gaf that man had the most ridiculous catches
L . O . R
L . O . R پیش 2 ماه
This the dude that was on the 0-16 year. 😂
Jay Burnham
Jay Burnham پیش 2 ماه
I always wish for him to return... would be nice he can play somewhere for a final season win a title and dip but I know its not that easy.
Chancen Bateman
Chancen Bateman پیش 2 ماه
No love for Matt Stafford
抹ちゃう動物
抹ちゃう動物 پیش 2 ماه
Franchise Tag the whip
Dan Mccarthy
Dan Mccarthy پیش 2 ماه
People forget the lions had one of the best offenses in the mid 90s. They had the best trio of wide receivers in the game . Herman Moore, Brett Perriman and Johnny Morton. Herman and Brett were setting records and both pro bowlers. Morton went on to become the number one when Herman left. Stop with this non sense of Barry not having a good line. The lions we’re putting up video game stats back then . I suggest you watch the lions highlights again. Also Barry did have holes to run through. The lions down fall was they had no defense and Barry wasn’t a leader. You’re right on one thing, Terrell Davis was a system back and there’s nothing wrong with that.
dlunn23
dlunn23 پیش 2 ماه
Man he looking health, sad to see he not play but def great seeing he still strong and mentally good.
choseni24
choseni24 پیش 2 ماه
I'm a Detroiter. A former Lions fan... & ima be honest.. I left when Megatron did. I realized what Lions fans felt when Barry retired. The Lions didnt deserve either & I'm glad he retired when he did. I appreciate everything you gave us. Thank you 🙏🏾
Tremain ???
Tremain ??? پیش 2 ماه
Him and Aaron Rodgers would’ve been absolutely a cheat code 😂😂😂
masonshocker2
masonshocker2 پیش ماه
As much as I agree this isn’t about him and the QB. Staffords been a beast his whole career. Just the organizational issues from top to bottom
Justin Dminic
Justin Dminic پیش ماه
Steve S true but I mean Rodgers has had like 2 great receivers to play for him and he elevated them both, Jennings and now davante. But neither one of them were drafted in the 1st rd. Green Bay stays disrespecting him they even drafted a qb in the first rd this year
Steve S
Steve S پیش ماه
Everybody thinks only if he had this guy or that guy but when it comes down to it the have to be able to mesh with each other.
Jonathan P
Jonathan P پیش ماه
He or Russ would be a dangerous combination.
JoshOfficial
JoshOfficial پیش 2 ماه
Wish megatron could’ve played more years.
Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith پیش 2 ماه
Detroit Lions must do that to great players....
Samuel A
Samuel A پیش 2 ماه
PRIME TIME....I'm talking PRIME calvin is the greatest WR of all time! 2nd........Julio Jones!
Samuel A
Samuel A پیش 2 ماه
Dude is a legend HOF
3575 Ethel southwest
3575 Ethel southwest پیش 2 ماه
One of the best Detroit Lions ever
avesbish
avesbish پیش 2 ماه
hes so smart made his money and impact before getting completely hurt gg tho
Taiy 1K
Taiy 1K پیش 2 ماه
Aaron Rodgers gonna call his ass soon as he see this 😂😂😂
ralph formoso
ralph formoso پیش 2 ماه
GET LARRY FITZGERALD ON THE SHOW!!!
Thomas Travis
Thomas Travis پیش 2 ماه
Calvin and Stafford both deserve better than Detroit.
Angels fan
Angels fan پیش 19 روز
Lmao bruh if he went to NE or the 49ers he’d be a SB champ next season. The Lions are dragging his ass down too. Idk how a lot of you can’t see that.
Uriah
Uriah پیش ماه
Stafford???? Foh!!
Nick Mintz
Nick Mintz پیش 2 ماه
Calvin come back and sign with the Ravens.
antho
antho پیش 2 ماه
Imagine being Detroit management
Bang Bang
Bang Bang پیش 2 ماه
Detroit lions ruined this mans career...
Kuhhmolly TV
Kuhhmolly TV پیش 2 ماه
Megatrooooon
Tee Pee
Tee Pee پیش 2 ماه
Thanks kuhnmollyTV.
Markus Steel Wright
Markus Steel Wright پیش 2 ماه
The GM should be ashamed that he couldn't build a sufficient team around him.
kingX777
kingX777 پیش 2 ماه
Daym im a NBA guy so I didn’t even know he retired so young. That’s crazy.
JasonTheWorldisYours
JasonTheWorldisYours پیش 2 ماه
It's been too long since the Lions were a good team and made the playoffs
Kyle S
Kyle S پیش 2 ماه
He really had absolutely nothing to gain apart from stats and $ by staying with the lions. He had already cemented his legacy and the lions had no shot at a title.
Steelers and Warriors for life
Steelers and Warriors for life پیش 2 ماه
Megatron was always top 2 receiver all time
Steven Audate
Steven Audate پیش 2 ماه
It's interesting he retire during his Saturn Return.
Steven Audate
Steven Audate پیش 2 ماه
retired
Dave1854
Dave1854 پیش 2 ماه
Stephen Jackson along for the ride on Showtime? lol lol lol
David Jorich
David Jorich پیش 2 ماه
Poor Stafford. 😂
loman
loman پیش ماه
yeah man i feel like calvin did him dirty by not giving him a shout out lol i thought it was disrespectful that the hosts just shit on him like that and i was disappointed calvin didn't back his qb up. stafford's a hell of a competitor and even if he never was at the absolute top of his position he deserves more respect than this.
Pele
Pele پیش 2 ماه
Nah he’s super rich fuck that dude poor lions
Andre Alves
Andre Alves پیش 2 ماه
Megatron, A Rod., Adrian Peterson and Travis Kelce = Best start 4 offense ever
dave edwards
dave edwards پیش 2 ماه
when is the derozan podcast coming out?
2MuchSoul810
2MuchSoul810 پیش 2 ماه
Lions are known to have greats retire early.
ThaTruth223
ThaTruth223 پیش 2 ماه
we see that it was literally just him and matt stafford carrying that team
Mike Love Thyself
Mike Love Thyself پیش 2 ماه
Get your money and get out the game this can apply to the dope game and the sports game
Kenneth Haynes
Kenneth Haynes پیش 2 ماه
He still has the record for most yards in a game 329yds 14catches 1td crazy
zert1k
zert1k پیش 23 روز
@Lakers Fan Since July 1st 2018 336
I AM EVERYWHERE
I AM EVERYWHERE پیش ماه
Casuals
Lakers Fan Since July 1st 2018
Lakers Fan Since July 1st 2018 پیش 2 ماه
Willie Anderson actually has the record with 339 yards.
BizzlyyTv
BizzlyyTv پیش 2 ماه
Yeahh can't blame Matthew he a baller tho
Hollis2Hollywood
Hollis2Hollywood پیش 2 ماه
Damn the Lions made the best RB of all time and one of the best WR of all time decide they'd rather retire than have to play for them. As a Knicks, Jets and Mets fan...that's a next level of ineptitude lol
Zachary Liechti
Zachary Liechti پیش 2 ماه
Being from Michigan, I still don't understand how people get hyped for football season. The lions haven't won shit since the 50's and were a first round out in the playoffs a few years ago. Yet, so many people around here still tune in.
Escobarnoplay Games
Escobarnoplay Games پیش 2 ماه
I feel you on the Knicks bruh but the Jets and Mets🤦🏻‍♂️ smh if you from NYC area you have to be from either queens or Long Island
Victor Espiritu
Victor Espiritu پیش 2 ماه
The best receiver of all time imo
Doc Holliday1979
Doc Holliday1979 پیش 2 ماه
This is such an indictment on the ownership of the Detroit Lions. Between one of the best receivers and one of the best running backs to ever play, in two separate eras, they were such a dumpster fire that neither was willing to stick around past 30. Both players were still near their physical prime and yet their outlook was so bleak they both independently opined it was preferable to just hang it up. Ouch. Lions ownership- get your damn act together!
Naquise Quinones
Naquise Quinones پیش 2 ماه
The greatest receiver ever! He would have teams put 3-4 defenders on him and he’ll still get the ball 🏈 🐐
Konnect HD
Konnect HD پیش 2 ماه
Megatron was smart He made his money, left a legacy, and left with his health Football was important, but it wasn't his life. And being on the Lions will make you reassess your career path. Barry was like "Why bother? I'm busting my ass but I can't do it alone. This team sucks, so......"
jairo tovah
jairo tovah پیش 2 ماه
Did you just copy and paste the persons comment at the top?
Emmanuel Moses
Emmanuel Moses پیش 2 ماه
Megatron was the greatest receiver of all time to me. Insane deep threat, Could run every route, Freak of nature.
313rdSoldier
313rdSoldier پیش ماه
Randy, Rice, TO, Megatron.
Emmanuel Moses
Emmanuel Moses پیش ماه
@Colin B I can't put him behind Rice. I know Jerry was a great route runner but so is Calvin..Even if we agree that Jerry runs routes better, He wasn't a freak of nature, catching passes over 2-4 defenders lol.. To me that's what separates Megatron from everyone else. Randy Moss could do those things as well, and he's faster than Megatron, but I feel like Megatron was more dominant.
Colin B
Colin B پیش ماه
For me he’s behind Rice and Moss. Then him and Owens
Deep Barns
Deep Barns پیش 2 ماه
I wish these NFL players had more power to move team on there own. It so much talent on trash teams
Angels fan
Angels fan پیش 19 روز
I mean lets be real OBJ getting hurt fixed the Browns offense 😬.
Carl The One
Carl The One پیش ماه
@Ranger Joe If OBJ tried to do what AB did, then he would lose all his money and would get cut immediately. The NFL has no time for divas that always get injured and cause rifts in the locker-room. AB got banned to the shadow realm for a whole year even when he was ready to play. Look at TO's career and how he had to jump around teams even if he was a great WR.
Carl The One
Carl The One پیش 2 ماه
No, The NBA made that possible. Contracts are mostly 100% guaranteed in the NBA. The NFL does not have that because of how physical the game of football is.
Alonzo Archer
Alonzo Archer پیش 2 ماه
Nah too much freedom for the players makes it boring. We’d have super teams like European soccer. Sorry to the multi-millionaires but iron clad contracts maintain the parody of the league.
Ranger Joe
Ranger Joe پیش 2 ماه
@RogeMan then that falls on the person for trying to be loyal to owners that really feel like they own you you saw what happened to Barry sanders Calvin hell even TO got screwed by jerry
Milo Tucker
Milo Tucker پیش 2 ماه
THEE GREATEST WIDE RECEIVER I EVER SAW..AND I SAW JERRY,RANDY,OWENS,HARRISON, BRUCE,FITZGERALD,CARTER,IRVIN IN THEIR PRIME ...HE HAD NO FLAWS ,THE COMBINATION OF SIZE,SPEED,RANGE,POWER,ATHLETICISM, HANDS,ROUTE RUNNING,...ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE
Curtis Barlow
Curtis Barlow پیش 2 ماه
He's not better than Jerry
Saucy Got Burners
Saucy Got Burners پیش 2 ماه
@DJ God so the point still stands “If lebron played with Scottie pippen and Phil Jackson at coach with Rodman for 3 years back then no team would have knocked them 2 off in the finals. It’s just a what if statement that you’re using to back up your argument. Lol.
Saucy Got Burners
Saucy Got Burners پیش 2 ماه
@DJ God because there are a lot more super teams/ deeper teams now than back then. For example the Mavericks, Spurs, and warriors were way deeper talent wise than any team back then.
DJ God
DJ God پیش 2 ماه
@Saucy Got Burners that's not true though because he had Dwade and Bosh and still lost lol so he wouldn't be undefeated either way
Saucy Got Burners
Saucy Got Burners پیش 2 ماه
@DJ God that’s like saying “if lebron played with the bulls he’d be the goat and never lose in the finals”. Well he didn’t.
Champ Champ
Champ Champ پیش 2 ماه
Megatron will forever be one of the greatest nicknames in sports
bryan harrison
bryan harrison پیش ماه
Facts
Simbull 11
Simbull 11 پیش ماه
That sentence started off with so much promise
Tyler Sauls
Tyler Sauls پیش 2 ماه
We can say we watch this guy in his prime. Man I'll never forget that 300 yard day
Ah
Ah پیش 2 ماه
@CPGoat #3 facts it’s magic then everyone else. Sugar Ray is up there tho
CPGoat #3
CPGoat #3 پیش 2 ماه
@Jason Simmons no the dude I commented to said one of one.
__
__ پیش 2 ماه
Calvin Johnson is a first ballot HOF.
Jagged Jay Jr
Jagged Jay Jr پیش ماه
@fahadhamdan T.O should have never waited a year .... the hall of fame is flawed
Drippy Jay
Drippy Jay پیش ماه
@fahadhamdan to ain shit compared to megatron im sorry bro
Amir Neptune
Amir Neptune پیش 2 ماه
ASAP
fahadhamdan
fahadhamdan پیش 2 ماه
I want him to be. But if T.O had to wait a year. Calvin might have to as well. He was one of my favourite players though. Guy just played hard all the time
midrange assassin
midrange assassin پیش 2 ماه
I don't feel like his accolades will get him into his first attempt of the hall of fame
New Era
New Era پیش 2 ماه
The best show!!
dirttdog1
dirttdog1 پیش 2 ماه
I won plenty Madden bets w/the lions & Megatron 🙏🏽
Shivanand Supersad
Shivanand Supersad پیش ماه
Goal like fade. Always there
Javon Drake
Javon Drake پیش ماه
zombiemaru lmao facts
zombiemaru
zombiemaru پیش ماه
Just throw a streak
Javon Drake
Javon Drake پیش ماه
facts yo imagine madden 21 calvin would have like mossed or double me
6ELATO33_
6ELATO33_ پیش 2 ماه
💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
Konnect HD
Konnect HD پیش 2 ماه
20 seniors who can make a major impact in 2020-21: www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-... 👀 Agree?
Woke AF
Woke AF پیش 2 ماه
Megatron was smart He made his money, left a legacy, and left with his health Football was important, but it wasn't his life. And being on the Lions will make you reassess your career path. Barry was like "Why bother? I'm busting my ass but I can't do it alone. This team sucks, so......"
Arez Cartel
Arez Cartel پیش 2 ماه
@LG3 he shouldve pulled a Gronk and pretended to retire then go with Rodgers or another great team after a year 😂😂😂
JR Swish
JR Swish پیش 2 ماه
@Saucy Got Burners Actually they offered him an 8 yr $132 million dollar contract after the 2011 season, which was the year the lions came off a playoff berth for the first time in a number of years So yeah he could’ve technically turned down the contract extension offer and wait a couple of more years for free agency and sign with a better team but u couldn’t really blame him for turning down that money especially when the lions finally seemed to be turning it around and had good players on both offense and defense. But unfortunately they only made the playoffs one more time after he signed that extension and then he retired so it was just bad luck. Calvin even said that if he was playing for a better team, he probably would’ve played a bit longer. And it’s all good. I’m always glad to share my football knowledge Lol
Saucy Got Burners
Saucy Got Burners پیش 2 ماه
@JR Swish ahhh so he prob took the bag over championships im guesssing? Excuse my ignorance lol I didn’t get into football till like a couple years ago.
JR Swish
JR Swish پیش 2 ماه
@Saucy Got Burners He was locked into a like a 5 year contract. The lions were not gonna trade him to a division rival
Saucy Got Burners
Saucy Got Burners پیش 2 ماه
@LG3 he couldn’t become a free agent tho and go?
KEVIN SOLIS
KEVIN SOLIS پیش 2 ماه
Oooooooo shit
Rodrick Coles
Rodrick Coles پیش 2 ماه
🔥🔥🔥🔥 @mattbarnes @stak_5
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