Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions fans hold up a sign for wide receiver Calvin Johnson (not pictured) during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Schwartz on Calvin Johnson dropping passes: He’s human


The Detroit Lions and head coach Jim Schwartz defended quarterback Matthew Stafford after interceptions thrown late in the game. Some pointed out other mistakes like the league’s best wide receiver, Calvin Jonson, dropping passes in the first half.

Johnson took responsibility for the mistake. His head coach is defending him as well saying he is only human and can’t be expected to be error free every game.

“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, and you’re not going to catch every single one; every single pass isn’t going to be perfect,” Jim Schwartz said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “We didn’t play perfect in any phase of the game. No team ever does. But we didn’t make enough plays to win.”

Johnson was also one of the players defending Stafford, taking blame at the same time.

“A lot of those balls, a lot of those interceptions are the receivers’ fault, or like I said they get tipped balls, stuff like that,” Johnson said. “Matt’s doing good, man. Like I said, it’s on us. It’s a team effort. Like I said, I could have had some more plays today that could have changed the outcome of the game, so we can’t just put it on Matt.”

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