Calvin Johnson says he's 'so f— proud' of Detroit Lions on Amon-Ra St. Brown's podcast

Former Lions star Calvin Johnson joined current standout Amon-Ra St. Brown's podcast on Wednesday, linking up two of Detroit's most prolific receivers since 2000.

Johnson, who holds the NFL record for single-season receiving yards (1,962), spoke to the Lions' current No. 1 receiver on numerous topics, including his take on the current team and what coach Dan Campbell was like as a teammate.

Detroit is gearing up to travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers in the NFC Championship, aiming for its first Super Bowl appearance since the game's inception in 1967.

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All Johnson, who played all nine seasons for Detroit, can express to the current Lions is his proudness in the team.

"You guys have guys on your team that are starting to emerge into their own stardom, which is very cool to watch and see happen here right in front of our eyes," Johnson said on the "St. Brown Bros" podcast, which Amon-Ra hosts alongside his brother, Chicago Bears receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. "It's pretty cool to see. You guys just boomed over the last couple (years).

"We're f— proud, dog. We proud as hell of y'all."

Johnson was also teammates for two seasons with Campbell, Detroit's third-year coach who played for the team from 2006-08.

"The dude was a solid example," Johnson said of Campbell. "I think he had like one shoulder (when we were playing). He was like RoboCop, and he was still starting and we had other tight ends, but he was going out there and manhandling dudes. Dude had country strength. He was country strong.

"Just being able to be productive and obviously be a limb down, I think that's what garnered a lot of respect from the team at the time, seeing someone go out there and do that. ... Obviously, it's been fun watching the growth of Dan, from when we played to where he is now."

Calvin Johnson on Amon-Ra St. Brown's podcast

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