Jim Schwartz On Drops: ‘They’re Human Beings’


Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL, but he also has had an uncharacteristic case of the drops this year.

Johnson dropped two passes that likely would have gone for big gains in the first half of Monday’s 18-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and, according to Stats LLC, he ranks among the league leaders with nine drops this year.

“I don’t know Calvin Johnson or Stafford to be jittery,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. “It falls into, they’re human beings. I mean, as much as we say ‘Megatron’ and things like that, there’s still a human element to this game…”

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