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Calvin Johnson likes what he sees in Titans' defense

Calvin Johnson is one of those speak-softly-and-carry-a-big-stick kind of guys. Megatron doesn't tell you what he's going to do. He just goes out and dominates the wide receiver position.

Something is different this week, though. This next quote is about as much braggadocio that you'll ever get from the Detroit Lions' star as his team readies to face the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

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"We feel like there are some things we can get done with this defense we're going up against," Johnson said, according to's Anwar Richardson. "We're hoping ... if they play what we've been seeing on film, that would be fantastic for us, so we can move the ball up and down the field.

"We'll see if they want to go to the past game plans from the teams we have played. It's kind of a copycat league. We'll see what happens on Sunday."

It's never a good sign for your defense when an upcoming opponent says he loves your scheme. Not a good sign at all.

Can we blame Megatron for being confident when the numbers back him up? The Titans' defense ranks No. 25 in the NFL in yards allowed (403), No. 20 in passing yards (248) and No. 30 in scoring (36 points per game), and Tennessee has been outscored 72-13 in two weeks.

"If they play the coverages that we've been seeing so far on film, we can have a big game," Johnson said. "I feel like we might see more so of what we've been seeing.

"Like I said, we're always ready for man (coverage), react to zone (coverage)."

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