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Count Alex's Losses
08-24-2008, 12:57 AM
AND HE'S NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!

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http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/763801.html


Chiefs linebacker Johnson wants team to get losing out of its system
By KENT BABB
The Kansas City Star

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. | Derrick Johnson is digging in his travel bag, looking for something to feel good about.

“We lost so much last year,” the Chiefs linebacker says, “we don’t want none of that. We don’t want nothing to do with last year.”

Saturday night looked a lot like last year. The Chiefs went 4-12 in 2007, ending with nine consecutive losses. Johnson has no trouble remembering that.

Johnson stops rummaging through his bag and leans back in his locker stall. He starts rolling off his uniform socks and throwing them on the ground, hard enough the balled-up socks bounce. The Chiefs are 1-2 in the preseason, and Saturday’s 24-0 loss to Miami made reality start setting in.

“It’s definitely not going to be like last year,” Johnson says. “We’re not going down that road at all. Could it be a losing season? Yeah. We don’t want that. I shouldn’t even say that. We shouldn’t even — that shouldn’t even come out of our mouths.”

But it did. Johnson said what this team has been trying to keep silent, trying to ignore for months: that the 2008 Chiefs are young, inexperienced — and maybe just not a good team yet.

Johnson says each player has to do his job, a group of individuals that make a team. And this is the preseason. That’s when young players and veterans learn how to do that.

These games are practice, he keeps reminding himself. The losses hurt all the same because that reminds players of last year, the worst Chiefs team in 30 years. This year’s group doesn’t want to be a part of that. Johnson sure doesn’t.

So now he’s getting his frustration out of his system, throwing socks and digging through his bag.

“We’re definitely going to throw this out,” he says, “correct what we can correct.”

Like when the Dolphins had first-and-goal at the Kansas City 2. It appeared to be a sure touchdown, and all the Chiefs had to do was move out of the way. Johnson reminds you that they didn’t, and the Chiefs held Miami to a field goal.

“That’s big,” Johnson says, starting to smile.

Johnson is still sitting in his locker stall, but he leans forward. The socks are off, the bag is packed, and Johnson is talking about progress now. It’s good to talk about these kinds of things.

“We’re looking forward to the season. Put it like that,” he says. “It’s going to be a good year. Football is a mind game. You lose and you get down from it — you’ve got to snap out of that. You’ve got to have a strong mind. That’s what I’ve learned.”

evolve27
08-24-2008, 12:58 AM
Then maybe he should play like the Pro-Bowler he was meant to be.

DaneMcCloud
08-24-2008, 12:58 AM
He's gonna have to be incredibly strong this season

FAX
08-24-2008, 01:15 AM
Good to see the emotion, frankly. The very worst thing that could happen is complacency.

Well, actually the guys ripping off Herm's clothes, building a fire out of their pads, roasting him on a spit, cannibalizing the remains with a little A-1 sauce and rice pilaf on the side, and spending the next 50 years in prison would be worse. But complacency is definitely up there.

FAX

pr_capone
08-24-2008, 01:22 AM
I think you should write soft core porn movies Wendler.

Consider sending a screen play to skinemax. I think your flowery descriptions that have come through in your articles here lately lend themselves to their type of after 11pm programming.

Tiger's Fan
08-24-2008, 01:22 AM
Good to see the emotion, frankly. The very worst thing that could happen is complacency.

Well, actually the guys ripping off Herm's clothes, building a fire out of their pads, roasting him on a spit, cannibalizing the remains with a little A-1 sauce and rice pilaf on the side, and spending the next 50 years in prison would be worse. But complacency is definitely up there.

FAX

Worse only in the legal sense.

Chiefshrink
08-24-2008, 01:31 AM
Sometimes that's what it takes is that determination not to accept getting ''sh** kicked to the curb" every Sunday. We'll see what happens but this is where a coach earns his $$$ by not letting the team slide into the "here we go again" routine.

CupidStunt
08-24-2008, 07:15 AM
Then maybe he should play like the Pro-Bowler he was meant to be.

He has all preseason, and a lot of times last year. If he can find consistency, he should be the No. 1 vote-getter at LB without any problem at all.

Mizzou_8541
08-24-2008, 07:43 AM
Then maybe he should play like the Pro-Bowler he was meant to be.

Really? He was all over the field last night. I don't think he is the problem and I do think you should reevaluate your assesment.

ChiefsFan4Life
08-24-2008, 07:50 AM
I think you should write soft core porn movies Wendler.

Consider sending a screen play to skinemax. I think your flowery descriptions that have come through in your articles here lately lend themselves to their type of after 11pm programming.

Posting an article on a forum does not equal automatic author of said article

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-24-2008, 07:55 AM
Then maybe he should play like the Pro-Bowler he was meant to be.

Yeah a guy who lead the league in tackles for loss even with crappy DT's in front of him last year is the guy we should be rippin on :shake:

Just because he didn't make the probowl, doesn't mean he didn't play at a high level last year. The guy has been all over the place in preseason play as well.

KcMizzou
08-24-2008, 07:57 AM
Yeah a guy who lead the league in tackles for loss even with crappy DT's in front of him last year is the guy we should be rippin on :shake:

Just because he didn't make the probowl, doesn't mean he didn't play at a high level last year. The guy has been all over the place in preseason play as well.Yeah.

This team has a lot of problems... none of which are Derrick Johnson.

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-24-2008, 08:01 AM
Yeah.

This team has a lot of problems... none of which are Derrick Johnson.

I guess they expect 12-15 sacks a year out of a guy that is rarely sent after the QB. He's the last guy on this roster I'm worried about.

KcMizzou
08-24-2008, 08:05 AM
I guess they expect 12-15 sacks a year out of a guy that is rarely sent after the QB. He's the last guy on this roster I'm worried about.That's the problem. So many people judge a LB by sacks alone.

Most of all in KC where so many are constantly expecting the next DT.

dirk digler
08-24-2008, 08:07 AM
I guess they expect 12-15 sacks a year out of a guy that is rarely sent after the QB. He's the last guy on this roster I'm worried about.

Don't blame DJ blame Gun who is probably the worst DC in the NFL.

Count Alex's Losses
08-24-2008, 05:53 PM
I think you should write soft core porn movies Wendler.

Consider sending a screen play to skinemax. I think your flowery descriptions that have come through in your articles here lately lend themselves to their type of after 11pm programming.

Are you a ****ing dumbass?

I don't write for the Kansas City Star.

blueballs
08-24-2008, 05:57 PM
Lock this one up Peterson

Midnight_Vulture
08-24-2008, 05:57 PM
Haha the guy even admits it will probably be a losing season this year. Thats just classic. "Oops probably shouldnt of said that" hahaha

pr_capone
08-24-2008, 07:58 PM
Are you a ****ing dumbass?

I don't write for the Kansas City Star.

Sorry... just read the shitty writing and simply assumed it came from you.

Really... anyone could make that mistake.

CoMoChief
08-24-2008, 08:24 PM
Then maybe he should play like the Pro-Bowler he was meant to be.

He could play like the best LB ever to play the game and it wouldn't make any difference.

You have to score points to win. PERIOD. We don't do that. Brodie doesn't have enough time to throw downfield and our WR's run shitty routes and cant get seperation so Brodie immediately checks down to the RB once the 1st option is covered.

No passing game means defenses loading up the box to stop LJ.

This all means 3rd n long. Then other teams will force Brodie and our lack of a passing game to beat them.

End result = disaster.

Count Alex's Losses
08-24-2008, 09:21 PM
Sorry... just read the shitty writing and simply assumed it came from you.

Really... anyone could make that mistake.

You're not a very good judge of writing, that's for sure.

el borracho
08-24-2008, 09:25 PM
He's gonna have to be incredibly strong this season

If only Eric Hicks were still around to show everyone how it's ok to be a loser.