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BigRedChief
02-11-2006, 10:52 PM
HONOLULU -- The first player to rush for 2,000 yards in an NFL season, way back in 1973, was a guy nicknamed O.J.


So could a tailback whose shorthand moniker is L.J. become the first player in NFL history to run for 2,500 yards in a season, a mind-boggling number that might be too impractical to expect from any human being? According to some of Larry Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6363)'s blockers, here for the Pro Bowl game on Sunday evening, the Kansas City tailback might just be the guy to perform the unthinkable feat.


"With what he did last year, once he got to play [regularly], I don't know if it really is impossible," said Chiefs guard Brian Waters (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=5349), a crushing in-line blocker who is making a second straight Pro Bowl appearance. "Put the ball in his hands enough times and he is going to gain a lot of yards. I mean, the sky's the limit for L.J., really.....

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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2325649&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab3pos1

beer bacon
02-11-2006, 10:53 PM
He won't get more then 2,000 yards next season, but he will still average 5+ ypc, and he will still start all 16 games. I will be very happy.

jspchief
02-11-2006, 10:55 PM
Did they mention that he'll shatter the "rushing attempts in a season" record while doing it?

I can't wait to have the next Jamal Anderson.

Bowser
02-11-2006, 10:56 PM
I can only think of one guy who wouldn't want LJ to rush for 2500 yards in a season. I don't want to name names, but it starts with Carl, and ends with Peterson.

Bowser
02-11-2006, 10:56 PM
Did they mention that he'll shatter the "rushing attempts in a season" record while doing it?

I can't wait to have the next Jamal Anderson.

We'll have our second running back to get ran into the dirt. Cool.

tk13
02-11-2006, 10:58 PM
He's gonna have 500 carries, 6.0 ypc, 3000 yards. Domination!

StcChief
02-11-2006, 11:28 PM
LJ will make that jacka$$ for Seahags look weak.
2000 at least, running downhill and angry

Sure-Oz
02-12-2006, 12:14 AM
He will need a break, hopefully we will have a decent backup, we dont want his career ot be short, 10 years would be nice!

TinyEvel
02-12-2006, 12:51 AM
Damn, I hate articles like these. I liked it better when LJ was more of a secret threat. They might as well sew a HUGE target on his uniform.

StcChief
02-12-2006, 01:24 AM
He is bigger than that, he runs thru people Ala Jim Brown

QuikSsurfer
02-12-2006, 01:32 AM
He won't get more then 2,000 yards next season, but he will still average 5+ ypc, and he will still start all 16 games. I will be very happy.

are unicorns real?

QuikSsurfer
02-12-2006, 01:33 AM
Damn, I hate articles like these. I liked it better when LJ was more of a secret threat. They might as well sew a HUGE target on his uniform.

not much of a secret threat being the starter and all.

QuikSsurfer
02-12-2006, 01:34 AM
He will need a break, hopefully we will have a decent backup, we dont want his career ot be short, 10 years would be nice!

10 years would be REAL nice!

greg63
02-12-2006, 01:38 AM
ESPN: LJ to get 2,500 yards next season


Works for me.

Dunit35
02-12-2006, 02:26 AM
He will need a break, hopefully we will have a decent backup, we dont want his career ot be short, 10 years would be nice!

A star RB who makes it 10 years would be amazing now days. If it takes him.

LJ=2500 yards=500 carries at 5 YPC. Not good considering the most carries in a season is 410 by Jamal Anderson (who played three more seasons after that and totaled only 356 for those three years).

LJ=2250 yards= 450 carries at 5 YPC. Still too much

LJ=2107 yards= 422 carries at 5 YPC. Still too much

I'd like to see him somewhere around 330-375. He had 336 this year. If any RB can get to 2500 it's LJ but I don't want him to get there. Unless he averages 6 YPC and rushes for several 200 yard games.

Anyong Bluth
02-12-2006, 03:59 AM
Fact is he can get as many yards as he wants next year. The O line has the punch to put it on anyone, and there isn't one defender in the national league LJ isn't capable of shedding. Urlacher might be the best bet and even he is smart enough to know to aim for the ankles or try to coller him - lest you be run the fugk over, angry black man style

BigRedChief
02-12-2006, 08:50 AM
A star RB who makes it 10 years would be amazing now days. If it takes him.

LJ=2500 yards=500 carries at 5 YPC. Not good considering the most carries in a season is 410 by Jamal Anderson (who played three more seasons after that and totaled only 356 for those three years).

LJ=2250 yards= 450 carries at 5 YPC. Still too much

LJ=2107 yards= 422 carries at 5 YPC. Still too much

I'd like to see him somewhere around 330-375. He had 336 this year. If any RB can get to 2500 it's LJ but I don't want him to get there. Unless he averages 6 YPC and rushes for several 200 yard games.

Yeah thats true but the only way a RB is getting 2000 yards is breaking long runs not 35 carries a game. LJ has the power and speed to pull it off. And with our offense it should set up a wide open Tony G in the middle of the field behind the LB's.

milkman
02-12-2006, 09:03 AM
He will need a break, hopefully we will have a decent backup, we dont want his career ot be short, 10 years would be nice!

He's 26 years old.
Most we can hope for is 5-6 years, max.

penchief
02-12-2006, 09:06 AM
A star RB who makes it 10 years would be amazing now days. If it takes him.

LJ=2500 yards=500 carries at 5 YPC. Not good considering the most carries in a season is 410 by Jamal Anderson (who played three more seasons after that and totaled only 356 for those three years).

LJ=2250 yards= 450 carries at 5 YPC. Still too much

LJ=2107 yards= 422 carries at 5 YPC. Still too much

I'd like to see him somewhere around 330-375. He had 336 this year. If any RB can get to 2500 it's LJ but I don't want him to get there. Unless he averages 6 YPC and rushes for several 200 yard games.

It's not inconcievable. One thing missing from LJ's attack last year that won't likely be missing this year is the 80 yard runs. He had plenty of TDs that would have been full lenghth TDs no matter where on the field he started from. It just happened that he broke them from inside the 50yard line a lot.

If he gets a handful of those real long ones next year, which I believe he will, I think it is not unreasonable that he might have a 5.5 - 6.0 ypc average. I thinke he's easily capable of duplicating what he did at Penn State.

BigRedChief
02-12-2006, 10:43 PM
He's 26 years old.
Most we can hope for is 5-6 years, max.

Yep, use him like a hammer. We don't need to save him for 2011.

Halfcan
02-12-2006, 10:50 PM
When PH comes back he will be back on the bench.

Sure-Oz
02-12-2006, 10:50 PM
He's 26 years old.
Most we can hope for is 5-6 years, max.
Yeah, i was refering total tenure with us. That sounds about right what you got there.

CoMoChief
02-12-2006, 11:40 PM
Damn, I hate articles like these. I liked it better when LJ was more of a secret threat. They might as well sew a HUGE target on his uniform.


Making the ProBowl with only having 9 starts isnt exactly "secretive" if ya know what i mean.