In some ways, an NFL game in London can be approached the way colleges approach a bowl game, Caldwell said.
Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit’s game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London.
Johnson spoke with NFL Media in London on Tuesday and provided a bit of detail about his ongoing recovery.
Calvin Johnson will miss a second straight game for the Detroit Lions because of an ankle injury.
Head coach Jim Caldwell indicated early in the day it would take close to a miracle for Johnson to be ready to go.
As bizarre as it might sound, Calvin Johnson’s absence could make Detroit a better team in the long run.
Caldwell said the potential absences of Fauria and Ebron will not influence the decision on whether to play Johnson.
“Not beating it up, not going out there, rolling it again, that definitely helps,” Johnson said.
According to a report from ESPN, Lions coach Jim Caldwell may be prepared to bench star wide receiver Calvin Johnson until Week 10, meaning he would miss games against New Orleans and Atlanta.
After six weeks, the Lions rank 27th in points per game (19.3) and 23rd in yards per game (330.2).