Dan Orlovsky defends Calvin Johnson over candid Lions talk

Calvin Johnson made some serious waves this week when footage surfaced of him in Italy candidly discussing why he chose to retire at such a young age while still among the elite wide receivers in the game. In essence, Johnson said he felt “stuck” with a Detroit Lions organization going nowhere.“I didn’t see the chance for them to win a Super Bowl at the time, and for the work I was putting in, it wasn’t worth my time to keep on beating my head against the wall and not going anywhere,” Johnson said.The candidness from Johnson not surprisingly prompted reaction. And while many agreed with his sentiments and reasoning, there were some alarmed by Johnson’s honesty. Among those who feel Johnson deserves no criticism whatsoever for how he felt nor his decision to retire is Dan Orlovsky, a former Lions backup quarterback and Johnson teammate.Orlovsky spent four seasons with the Lions in two separate stints. He took to Twitter Wednesday morning to defend Johnson.“He is as classy, hard working and stan
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