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The Poz
02-02-2007, 09:54 AM
It looked like he was becoming a corporate-whore, shaving logo's into his hair, representing his friends companys with his touchdown poses. But, he's back in my good books. I'm sure he's happy to hear that from me! :rolleyes:

Chiefs | L. Johnson in no rush to get new deal done
Fri, 2 Feb 2007 07:53:16 -0800

Randy Covitz, of the Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have had discussions with RB Larry Johnson regarding a new contract, although the talks are at a preliminary stage. Johnson, who has three more years left on his original contract and is scheduled to earn $850,000 in 2007, says he is in no rush to get a new deal done. "It's out of my hands," Johnson said. "It's the same thing as going in with the deal when I was a rookie. It doesn't bother me. I'm fine. It's more about trying to win the Super Bowl. I'm not trying to win 'Richest Man Alive.' "

ndbbm
02-02-2007, 09:56 AM
Good stuff. Glad to see he hung onto some of the old PSU respectfulness.

wutamess
02-02-2007, 09:59 AM
Glad to see this is a repost.

The Poz
02-02-2007, 10:21 AM
Glad to see this is a repost.

Glad to see that you've got nothin' better to do!

Chan93lx50
02-02-2007, 10:28 AM
He is such a money hungry prick

wutamess
02-02-2007, 10:31 AM
Glad to see that you've got nothin' better to do!

You mean like post stuff that you know is 1 day late and would've more than likely been mentioned the day it came out?

HemiEd
02-03-2007, 04:11 PM
Wow, this is some good news.

BWillie
02-03-2007, 04:14 PM
I hope we just let his contract run out, and don't resign him. He's going to be one beat up motherf***** after Herm is done with him. The running back is one of the most easy position to replace in all of the NFL. Trade him, or let his contract expire. Don't pay him anymore. He's going to be Eddie Georged at 30-31 when his contract expires anyway. If he holds out he holds out, DO NOT PAY HIM. I repeat, do not pay him.

wutamess
02-03-2007, 05:03 PM
I hope we just let his contract run out, and don't resign him. He's going to be one beat up motherf***** after Herm is done with him. The running back is one of the most easy position to replace in all of the NFL. Trade him, or let his contract expire. Don't pay him anymore. He's going to be Eddie Georged at 30-31 when his contract expires anyway. If he holds out he holds out, DO NOT PAY HIM. I repeat, do not pay him.

Your and 1d10t.

BWillie
02-03-2007, 05:14 PM
Your and 1d10t.

Explain?

Otter
02-03-2007, 05:28 PM
Sounds like winning a Super Bowl is important to him. There are certainly better places to do that than with the Chiefs.

Don't blame him one bit.

HMc
02-03-2007, 05:46 PM
i agree with Bwillie. Hold him to his current deal, then if he's a key part of the puzzle when that runs out franchise him for a year or two then let him go. That signing bonus is gonna be 20 mill the chiefs can be putting elsewhere.

Chief Roundup
02-03-2007, 06:07 PM
The running back is one of the most easy position to replace in all of the NFL.


Totally disagree with this statement. There are only 4 or 5 top RB's in the league. After that the drop off is significant.

And if you don't have a good feature back you end up with the ole RBBC and no thanks to that.
I think we should give him a new contract. But only after we resign Allen.

BWillie
02-03-2007, 06:35 PM
Totally disagree with this statement. There are only 4 or 5 top RB's in the league. After that the drop off is significant.

And if you don't have a good feature back you end up with the ole RBBC and no thanks to that.
I think we should give him a new contract. But only after we resign Allen.

It worked for the colts and countless other teams. They got rid of Edge, picked up a rookie Addai. They have been fine. Look what Denver did, you all thought they were crazy. They straight up traded Clinton freaking Portis for a CB, and it worked. If you have good blocking, and a good system, like I said, the RB is one of the most easily replaceable positions in the NFL. Look at the Bears, either running back can produce. New England was led by a rookie running back as well. Jacksonville too. The life of a running back is short now days, and I don't want to waste a ton of money on LJ if we don't have to. LJ is a great player, but if we have him locked up, why give him more money if we don't have to? He's going to be done in 2-3 years, done. Look what happened to Eddie George and Jamal Anderson, the guy who LJ broke the single season record for carries. LJ runs tall too, I know he's been durable thus far, but to not expect him to break down in the next 2-3 years at the pace he's going is just not using your brain.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/AndeJa00.htm

PinkFloyd
02-03-2007, 06:43 PM
He's probably the one who won the 250 million dollar powerball here in Missouri a week or so ago...

Chief Roundup
02-03-2007, 07:13 PM
It worked for the colts and countless other teams. They got rid of Edge, picked up a rookie Addai. They have been fine. Look what Denver did, you all thought they were crazy. They straight up traded Clinton freaking Portis for a CB, and it worked. If you have good blocking, and a good system, like I said, the RB is one of the most easily replaceable positions in the NFL. Look at the Bears, either running back can produce. New England was led by a rookie running back as well. Jacksonville too. The life of a running back is short now days, and I don't want to waste a ton of money on LJ if we don't have to. LJ is a great player, but if we have him locked up, why give him more money if we don't have to? He's going to be done in 2-3 years, done. Look what happened to Eddie George and Jamal Anderson, the guy who LJ broke the single season record for carries. LJ runs tall too, I know he's been durable thus far, but to not expect him to break down in the next 2-3 years at the pace he's going is just not using your brain.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/AndeJa00.htm

Addai had some success at times this year. As well as Rhodes.
Yeah and Denver still doesn't like thier RB situation. Denver's success running the football is "scheme" cut-block related. Not in the talent at the RB position. The reason they traded was the fact that they couldn't pull a CB out of thier asses for nothing. Not to mention they knew Portis was somewhat overated.
Yeah Maroney looked pretty good running the ball but when you throw the ball 50 times a game it is pretty easy to get a few good running plays in there. And Dillon was the one in there when they were going for the tough yards not Maroney.
Jones-Drew looked pretty good out there in Jacksonville. He is a nice change of pace to Fred Taylor.

Cadillac Williams, Kevin Jones, Ronnie Brown as well as several other RB's have had A fair season for thier teams. But have not been able to continue to accomplish the same success. LJ has done this while also running behind a Oline that is absolutely horrible not to mention that defenses knew exactly where the ball was going on every play.

And the Titans nor the Falcons have had a true replacement for either one and have not been nearly as good since they left.

To me we redo his contract soon so that we can get the most out of the money we will be spending on LJ. If we wait and sign him later the cost of his contract increases as the salary cap and other contracts increase. Making it cost us more later and as far as a couple of years at the Franchise tag level a few years from now we could probably sign him to a nice contract now that would cost us close to the same in signing bonus money than the tags combined would cost. Not to mention if you put him off he might become a cancer to the team.

Guru
02-03-2007, 07:20 PM
Eh, LJ is all talk. He wants to be in NY.