Anwar S. Richardson - MLive.com
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson leads the NFL in touchdown receptions with 11 and ranks fourth in receiving yards (885) and receptions (54).
Johnson is also ranked third in Pro Bowl voting.
He seems virtually unstoppable - to everyone but Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn.
Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer spoke with Munnerlyn about how the Panthers intend to stop Johnson. While Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble will also be matched up against Johnson, Munnerlyn does not seem too worried about the matchup.
Here is what he said:
"I'm not scared of him. He's got some size on me, but it don't matter," said Munnerlyn, 5-8 and 186 pounds. "At the end of the day it's still football."
Munnerlyn said containing Johnson would be a group effort.
"Tall guys have a tendency to have a hard time getting off the press. So I'll get physical with him," Munnerlyn said. "Even though I know he probably thinks he can just throw me around if he wants to. But I'll just get physical with him and knock off the timing with the quarterback. And when he jumps up to go get the ball, he's got to come down with it."
Muhammad Ali once said everybody has the perfect strategy until they get punched in the face. For some reason, it seems like the same theory applies to Munnerlyn in this case.