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Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford impress OC Joe Lombardi

ALLEN PARK — After five days of OTAs, Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has a few thoughts on quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Lombardi spoke with the media after Wednesday’s session.

On Johnson: ‘You have to be careful not to be a fan when you’re watching him. It’s really unbelievable when you see him in person just how big and strong and fast he is. It’s even moreso than you thought. It’s impressive.’’

On Stafford: “He’s really remarkably bright. I’ve heard that he’s a smart player, but the speed and ease with which he picks things up has even surprised me and I had pretty high expectations. I think he’s doing really well.

On Stafford and the offense progression: “I think it’s dependent on all the players on offense. We kind of start off with a pretty high volume of information that we gave them —  probably a little too much. We’re drawing back a little bit, but certainly Matt can handle as much as you can give him.’’

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