Stop the presses! For another year, the Detroit Lions are finding a small bit of offseason heat, but this time, it isn't exactly the team's fault at all.
Monday, Calvin Johnson revealed he played with three broken fingers in 2012, to most only enhancing the fact that he set a single season record for receiving yardage. Naturally, one member of the media couldn't help himself with some criticism, though, and quickly rained on Detroit's parade.
Mike Florio was irritated that the Lions didn't fully reveal Johnson's "true" injuries during the season, going through week to week injury reports to note that Detroit listed their wide receiver twice on the injury list with a thumb issue, but never said anything about other broken or injured fingers.
Of course, Florio couldn't simply be impressed that Johnson managed to play through pain and remain a viable receiver minus one line of praise at the end of his column. Mostly, Florio had to use this "incident" as a reason to lambaste the NFL for their injury reporting procedures, saying Baltimore should be calling the league office to complain, given they were fined for not reporting Ed Reed's shoulder injury during the year.Read more... Join the Conversation...