Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Larry Johnson Situation

I've read a lot of interesting stuff lately about Larry Johnson and what's going on with the Chiefs. FanProphet has created an interesting set of posts called Making the Correct Decision where he pits two players up against each other who might be drafted around the same time. One of his latest Making the Correct Decisions was between Larry Johnson and Ronnie Brown. FanProphet suggests that LJ is more of a middle of the second round kind of pick - check out his blog to see why.

I also found some intriguing comments buried deep in Peter King's Monday Morning QB article from this week - here's a quote: "I think the three most impressive backs I saw in the last week, in order, have been Jamal Lewis, Cleveland; Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo; and Kolby Smith, Kansas City. That's right, Kolby Smith. You wonder why you don't hear the panicked bleatings of Chiefs worried about Larry Johnson's holdout? Here's why: running backs are among the most replaceable quantities on the NFL landscape. The 5-foot-11, 219-pound fifth-round back from Louisville played in Michael Bush's shadow for much of his college career, and the Chiefs saw enough last year (5.6 yards per carry, quickness around the corner) to think he'd be a good backup for Johnson and Michael Bennett. I do think Johnson will play, and I think he'll report by Labor Day, but if he doesn't, I don't think the Chiefs will have a rushing famine."

Take it for what it's worth but I do love this kind of "insider" commentary.

And never fear, if LJ doesn't want the job, Priest Holmes is waiting in the wings, according to this recent ESPN article, Chiefs say Holmes, back on field, won't be featured back. [photo:AP]

1 comment:

Paul said...

Just wanted to say that I've been enjoying your writing and research. Thanks for the work.

I'd love to chat more about fantasy football and research/information literacy sometime.

Thanks,
Paul from Research Quest