Detroit Lions getting creative with slot receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown


Johnson said his time in Miami working with Landry showed him how creative teams can be with a good slot receiver and how many different ways a good offensive mind can get that player the football.

“I think it’s really hard to eliminate a slot receiver from a game plan,” Johnson said. “And then, when you have a guy as talented as Saint it really opens a lot of windows and opportunities for directions we can go.

“So, it’s really a testament to him because he’s such a smart player that we can put him in – experiment with things that he’s never tried before necessarily and yet he can still apply it on first try. So, it’s pretty cool to see.”

St. Brown caught nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns, and had two rushes for 68 yards Sunday, including a big 58-yard run on a jet sweep late in the third quarter after Washington had pulled within one score. He was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for that performance.

Just 19 games into his career, is it too early to think of St. Brown as one of the top receivers in the game already? He doesn’t think so.

“I feel that way,” St. Brown said this week.