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Douche Baggins
11-28-2008, 04:36 PM
I can't believe no one is talking about the improvement in Larry's blocking. It's there. I'll try and come up with some gifs.

http://kan.scout.com/2/816280.html

Larry Johnson isnít too popular among Chiefs fans these days. But as one of his biggest fans, though disappointed, I never stopped believing in him over the last few months.

Thatís why the last two games have been so rewarding for me, just to sit back and watch my favorite player. This season may be lost, but thereís nothing like the feeling one gets watching a big power back break into the open field and accelerate like a gazelle for a 63-yard run, as Johnson did against the Bills last week.

But as fun as that play was to watch, thatís not the reason for this column. No one has mentioned it so far, but there is a difference in Johnsonís game since his return from suspension. For two games, Larry Johnson has not been a liability in pass blocking, and at times, heís completely destroyed would-be pass rushers.

You donít believe me, do you? Itís completely understandable. Other than brief flashes of competency, to this point in his NFL career, Johnson has been a turnstile for linebackers, defensive ends, and even safeties going after his quarterbacks. No one will soon forget the terrible block he threw at Scott Fujita (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3668808) in Dallas three years ago, which led to a game-turning touchdown.

But over the last two games, I see a different player. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, letís give thanks for what is hopefully just the beginning of Larry Johnsonís evolution into a more complete player. Hereís what happened against the New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills the last two weeks. Stop the presses, because this time, Johnson actually blocked Fujita.

ē ē ē

JOHNSON VS VILMA

Itís early in the game and the Saints decide to test Tyler Thigpen. They send two linebackers up the middle in a blitz, one of whom is Jonathan Vilma (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3693568). Johnson correctly identifies Vilma (fullback Mike Cox has the other rusher) and picks him up as Thigpen throws incomplete to Tony Gonzalez (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3698854).

JOHNSON VS SMITH

The Chiefs are threatening on their second drive, near the goal line. Branden Albert (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3542598) turns Pro Bowl defensive end Will Smith (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3668835) free, and the only man standing between Smith and Thigpen is Larry Johnson, who cuts him low and disrupts his path just long enough for Thigpen to lob a pass to Dwayne Bowe (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3698848) for six points. Smith had zero chance to bat down the pass because of Johnsonís block.

JOHNSON VS FUJITA

Itís a rematch of Larryís nightmare play from Dallas three years ago. Scott Fujita blitzes off the weakside of the formation. Larry Johnson is forced to circle around his quarterback to get into position, but knocks Fujita off balance as Tyler Thigpen throws complete to Tony Gonzalez.

JOHNSON VS FUJITA II

Fujita comes in on the blitz again, and this time Johnson attempts to cut him at the knees, momentarily halting his pass rush as Thigpen throws incomplete to Dwayne Bowe. Unfortunately, Fujita wasnít completely stopped.

JOHNSON VS KAESVIHARN

This time the Saints send a safety, Kevin Kaesviharn (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3668818), and we see a glimpse of the old Larry Johnson as he whiffs badly. Thigpen still completes a pass to Dwayne Bowe for a first down.

JOHNSON VS GAY

Itís another defensive back blitzing, this time off the weakside. Randall Gay (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3652376) has a free shot at Tyler Thigpen unless Larry Johnson does something, and he disrupts him just enough for another touchdown pass to Dwayne Bowe. A quick pass, but Gay was unable to get into position to bat it down.

JOHNSON VS BULLOCKS

The Saints blitz safety Josh Bullocks (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3668794), again off the weakside. Larry Johnson is there to stop him as Thigpen hits Mark Bradley with a perfect pass, which is dropped.

JOHNSON VS POSLUSZNY

Now the Bills are visiting Arrowhead Stadium, and blitz middle linebacker Paul Posluszny up the middle. Johnson meets him head on and smacks him hard, allowing Thigpen to scramble for a key first down on a scoring drive.

JOHNSON VS DENNEY

Branden Albert turns another defensive end loose, and despite the fact Ryan Denney has at least 30 pounds on him, Johnson thumps him square up in tandem with Brian Waters (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3698880). Thigpen throws incomplete.

JOHNSON VS DENNEY II

Denneyís back for more, but it was a bad, bad idea. Thatís because Larry Johnson goes low and upends the tall defensive end as if he was felling a mighty redwood tree. Denney is de-cleated and left eating grass, with no chance at a snap fumbled by Tyler Thigpen. Priest Holmes would be proud.

JOHNSON VS MITCHELL

Old teammates meet as Kawika Mitchell (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3704008) blitzes off the strong side. Larry Johnson is there to meet him and contains him to the outside as Tyler Thigpen is intercepted.

JOHNSON VS MITCHELL II

Kawikaís back for more and comes screaming up the middle on a blitz, but Larryís ready and sends the linebacker flying off his feet as if he had hit a brick wall. Mitchell is stopped dead in his tracks as Thigpen overthrows a receiver.

JOHNSON VS WILLIAMS

The Bills call a stunt and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3661951) loops to the outside and around the corner. Despite the fact heís outclassed by 70 pounds, Larry Johnson smacks into Williams and holds him up for a second or two, just long enough for Thigpen to get rid of the football.

JOHNSON VS DENNEY III

The Chiefs are dead in the water and Quinn Gray is playing quarterback, but the Bills donít care and keep blitzing. Johnson meets his old pal Ryan Denney and takes him off his feet again.

JOHNSON VS WILSON

The Bills keep blitzing and Larry Johnson keeps knocking them down. Safety George Wilson runs up the middle and meets a speedbump named Larry Johnson, who takes him off his feet a full three yards from the quarterback.

ē ē ē

Two weeks, 15 matchups, and only once did Larry Johnson completely whiff. Thatís a far cry from the pass-blocking nightmare Chiefs fans are used to watching. Can we give Larry Johnson a break, just this once?

Maybe, but itís only fair to point out that on Johnsonís last block against the Bills, he picked up the wrong blitzer on Quinn Grayís touchdown pass. Buffalo sent two players up the middle, and Johnson went after the outside man instead of taking on the rusher closest to his quarterback.

Back to work, Larry. Just know that some of us are thankful for the improvement.

ArrowheadHawk
11-28-2008, 04:38 PM
PBJ PBJ Boy did I miss you.

Mr. Flopnuts
11-28-2008, 04:39 PM
Johnson vs. Gay. Boy I'm looking forward to that one. :thailor:

the Talking Can
11-28-2008, 04:41 PM
i wish you'd both quit, as you both suck at your jobs....

ArrowheadHawk
11-28-2008, 04:41 PM
i wish you'd both quit, as you both suck at your jobs....

Ouch!

Mr. Laz
11-28-2008, 04:43 PM
gak ...... who let *it* back in the house

Skip Towne
11-28-2008, 04:44 PM
gak ...... who let *it* back in the house

More mod screw ups.

Douche Baggins
11-28-2008, 04:46 PM
Johnson vs. Gay. Boy I'm looking forward to that one. :thailor:

LOL I knew when I wrote that someone was gonna make a joke.

Bill Parcells
11-28-2008, 04:47 PM
Hey, I loved your ChiefsPlanetmods blog. I have to give credit where credit is due.


ROFL

Douche Baggins
11-28-2008, 04:49 PM
Hey, I loved your ChiefsPlanetmods blog. I have to give credit where credit is due.


ROFL

I'm slightly disappointed the ban didn't stick. I was looking forward to the comments and coming up with a new way to bash Phil every update.

Bill Parcells
11-28-2008, 04:50 PM
I'm slightly disappointed the ban didn't stick. I was looking forward to the comments and coming up with a new way to bash Phil every update.

It's too much of a pain in the ass to leave a comment there. usually all you need is an email addy. that thing you're on you have to sign up. too much time.

Douche Baggins
11-28-2008, 04:51 PM
It's too much of a pain in the ass to leave a comment there. usually all you need is an email addy. that thing you're on you have to sign up. too much time.

I could have sworn I set it up for anonymous comments.

FringeNC
11-28-2008, 04:54 PM
Hope you're right, Claythan. If LJ starts taking blocking seriously, he'll have a starting job in the NFL somewhere next year.

Douche Baggins
11-28-2008, 04:55 PM
Hope you're right, Claythan. If LJ starts taking blocking seriously, he'll have a starting job in the NFL somewhere next year.

I don't see any reason why the Chiefs should dump him. I think he has plenty of gas in the tank.

Mr. Flopnuts
11-28-2008, 04:58 PM
I don't see any reason why the Chiefs should dump him. I think he has plenty of gas in the tank.

Once they allowed him to return to the field after his suspension, it's pretty clear they're not going after the signing bonus. He'll be a Chief again next year. Guaranteed.

JuicesFlowing
11-28-2008, 04:59 PM
I don't see any reason why the Chiefs should dump him. I think he has plenty of gas in the tank.

I do too. Imagine if the Chiefs had a line that could block ...

Douche Baggins
11-28-2008, 05:06 PM
I do too. Imagine if the Chiefs had a line that could block ...

I find it interesting that he was out for four games and no one else was ripping off 60-yard runs. If we get a new RG and RT look out!

I got pumped as hell last week. He looked awesome, broke some tackles, made Kawhiffa look like a fool.

The blocking was just the icing on the cake.

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5215/powaa9.gif (http://imageshack.us)

PGM
11-28-2008, 05:13 PM
You could post 100 gifs of him making the blocks and I doubt it would change people's opinion of him. They remember the ones he missed and nothing else and I doubt will ever let it go. I wish they had given him more carries last week as he was rippin of big gains at will.

blueballs
11-28-2008, 05:36 PM
People see and hear what they want to see and hear
they don't want to believe that Marvin Harrison is a thug
or the Bret Favre is an asshole

rtmike
11-28-2008, 06:27 PM
Why the sudden change and now he's able to block? To me that screams he was just too damn lazy to fulfill his duties as a RB. A little too prima donna-ish for his own good?

Douche Baggins
11-28-2008, 06:28 PM
Why the sudden change and now he's able to block? To me that screams he was just too damn lazy to fulfill his duties as a RB. A little too prima donna-ish for his own good?

Someone probably sat him down and said "look, Larry, if you want to play in this new offense you have to be able to block consistently."

cardken
11-28-2008, 06:41 PM
Good job, Larry. You're doing the job you're paid to do. Wow, Fantastic!STFU

Skip Towne
11-28-2008, 06:52 PM
Someone probably sat him down and said "look, Larry, if you want to play in this new offense you have to be able to block consistently."

And nobody has told him that before? DV wouldn't play him because of it and he is taken out on 3rd down because of it. He's just too lazy to do it. I hope we get rid of him.

Douche Baggins
11-28-2008, 06:59 PM
And nobody has told him that before? DV wouldn't play him because of it and he is taken out on 3rd down because of it. He's just too lazy to do it. I hope we get rid of him.

Yeah but nowadays we pass just as much on first and second down.

Ultra Peanut
11-28-2008, 07:04 PM
Johnson vs. Gay. Boy I'm looking forward to that one. :thailor:It's going to mostly be a Gay-Cox showdown.

chiefsngop
11-28-2008, 11:07 PM
I still haven't made up my mind completely ; if I'd be happy with Larry staying in KC for the next few years.

But I do agree that he'll be back next year for certain.

If the Chiefs had made up their minds that LJ was done here, they would've kept up with the suspensions in order to clip money out of his contract, using the bad behavior clauses built into it.

Once they let him come back and play, they commited themselves. Carl's all about the money baby.

bishop_74
11-28-2008, 11:11 PM
I can't believe no one is talking about the improvement in Larry's blocking. It's there. I'll try and come up with some gifs.


http://www.noobstore.com/prodimages/tshirt-m-ghey-Black-art-280.gif

chiefsngop
11-29-2008, 09:41 AM
I can't believe no one is talking about the improvement in Larry's blocking. It's there. I'll try and come up with some gifs.

http://kan.scout.com/2/816280.html

Larry Johnson isn’t too popular among Chiefs fans these days. But as one of his biggest fans, though disappointed, I never stopped believing in him over the last few months.

That’s why the last two games have been so rewarding for me, just to sit back and watch my favorite player. This season may be lost, but there’s nothing like the feeling one gets watching a big power back break into the open field and accelerate like a gazelle for a 63-yard run, as Johnson did against the Bills last week.

But as fun as that play was to watch, that’s not the reason for this column. No one has mentioned it so far, but there is a difference in Johnson’s game since his return from suspension. For two games, Larry Johnson has not been a liability in pass blocking, and at times, he’s completely destroyed would-be pass rushers.

You don’t believe me, do you? It’s completely understandable. Other than brief flashes of competency, to this point in his NFL career, Johnson has been a turnstile for linebackers, defensive ends, and even safeties going after his quarterbacks. No one will soon forget the terrible block he threw at Scott Fujita (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3668808) in Dallas three years ago, which led to a game-turning touchdown.

But over the last two games, I see a different player. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks for what is hopefully just the beginning of Larry Johnson’s evolution into a more complete player. Here’s what happened against the New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills the last two weeks. Stop the presses, because this time, Johnson actually blocked Fujita.

• • •

JOHNSON VS VILMA

It’s early in the game and the Saints decide to test Tyler Thigpen. They send two linebackers up the middle in a blitz, one of whom is Jonathan Vilma (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3693568). Johnson correctly identifies Vilma (fullback Mike Cox has the other rusher) and picks him up as Thigpen throws incomplete to Tony Gonzalez (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3698854).

JOHNSON VS SMITH

The Chiefs are threatening on their second drive, near the goal line. Branden Albert (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3542598) turns Pro Bowl defensive end Will Smith (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3668835) free, and the only man standing between Smith and Thigpen is Larry Johnson, who cuts him low and disrupts his path just long enough for Thigpen to lob a pass to Dwayne Bowe (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3698848) for six points. Smith had zero chance to bat down the pass because of Johnson’s block.

JOHNSON VS FUJITA

It’s a rematch of Larry’s nightmare play from Dallas three years ago. Scott Fujita blitzes off the weakside of the formation. Larry Johnson is forced to circle around his quarterback to get into position, but knocks Fujita off balance as Tyler Thigpen throws complete to Tony Gonzalez.

JOHNSON VS FUJITA II

Fujita comes in on the blitz again, and this time Johnson attempts to cut him at the knees, momentarily halting his pass rush as Thigpen throws incomplete to Dwayne Bowe. Unfortunately, Fujita wasn’t completely stopped.

JOHNSON VS KAESVIHARN

This time the Saints send a safety, Kevin Kaesviharn (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3668818), and we see a glimpse of the old Larry Johnson as he whiffs badly. Thigpen still completes a pass to Dwayne Bowe for a first down.

JOHNSON VS GAY

It’s another defensive back blitzing, this time off the weakside. Randall Gay (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3652376) has a free shot at Tyler Thigpen unless Larry Johnson does something, and he disrupts him just enough for another touchdown pass to Dwayne Bowe. A quick pass, but Gay was unable to get into position to bat it down.

JOHNSON VS BULLOCKS

The Saints blitz safety Josh Bullocks (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3668794), again off the weakside. Larry Johnson is there to stop him as Thigpen hits Mark Bradley with a perfect pass, which is dropped.

JOHNSON VS POSLUSZNY

Now the Bills are visiting Arrowhead Stadium, and blitz middle linebacker Paul Posluszny up the middle. Johnson meets him head on and smacks him hard, allowing Thigpen to scramble for a key first down on a scoring drive.

JOHNSON VS DENNEY

Branden Albert turns another defensive end loose, and despite the fact Ryan Denney has at least 30 pounds on him, Johnson thumps him square up in tandem with Brian Waters (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3698880). Thigpen throws incomplete.

JOHNSON VS DENNEY II

Denney’s back for more, but it was a bad, bad idea. That’s because Larry Johnson goes low and upends the tall defensive end as if he was felling a mighty redwood tree. Denney is de-cleated and left eating grass, with no chance at a snap fumbled by Tyler Thigpen. Priest Holmes would be proud.

JOHNSON VS MITCHELL

Old teammates meet as Kawika Mitchell (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3704008) blitzes off the strong side. Larry Johnson is there to meet him and contains him to the outside as Tyler Thigpen is intercepted.

JOHNSON VS MITCHELL II

Kawika’s back for more and comes screaming up the middle on a blitz, but Larry’s ready and sends the linebacker flying off his feet as if he had hit a brick wall. Mitchell is stopped dead in his tracks as Thigpen overthrows a receiver.

JOHNSON VS WILLIAMS

The Bills call a stunt and defensive tackle Kyle Williams (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3661951) loops to the outside and around the corner. Despite the fact he’s outclassed by 70 pounds, Larry Johnson smacks into Williams and holds him up for a second or two, just long enough for Thigpen to get rid of the football.

JOHNSON VS DENNEY III

The Chiefs are dead in the water and Quinn Gray is playing quarterback, but the Bills don’t care and keep blitzing. Johnson meets his old pal Ryan Denney and takes him off his feet again.

JOHNSON VS WILSON

The Bills keep blitzing and Larry Johnson keeps knocking them down. Safety George Wilson runs up the middle and meets a speedbump named Larry Johnson, who takes him off his feet a full three yards from the quarterback.

• • •

Two weeks, 15 matchups, and only once did Larry Johnson completely whiff. That’s a far cry from the pass-blocking nightmare Chiefs fans are used to watching. Can we give Larry Johnson a break, just this once?

Maybe, but it’s only fair to point out that on Johnson’s last block against the Bills, he picked up the wrong blitzer on Quinn Gray’s touchdown pass. Buffalo sent two players up the middle, and Johnson went after the outside man instead of taking on the rusher closest to his quarterback.

Back to work, Larry. Just know that some of us are thankful for the improvement.

JOHNSON VS. WOMAN AT CLUB BLONDE

Insults, yells, cusses, insults, takes a drink, swishes around, spits in face, gets arrested. But keeps her 22.6 miles away from the quarterback.

Hog Farmer
11-29-2008, 09:52 AM
Welcome back Claythan.

Johnson sucks though!

milkman
11-29-2008, 09:55 AM
Welcome back Claythan.

Johnson sucks though!

Claythan sucks Johnson, so it all equals out.

MikeMaslowski
11-29-2008, 09:57 AM
It's going to mostly be a Gay-Cox showdown.

Yeah... but it will get hairy when you throw Johnson in the mix but pretty ballsy to isolate him on cox considering johnsons d is just starting to stiffen up.... by the way, cox must be workin out cuz he's lookin thicker lately, and gay has been blowing up gaping holes like a champ...


ahh...horrible middle school humor...

time for another drink....

the Talking Can
11-29-2008, 10:02 AM
lj is the highest paid player on the team, and he's been worthless for 2 years with injuries, insubordination, piss-poor attitude, lazy effort, refusal to block, and suspensions for beating up women....








and we're supposed to thank him for doing his job at the most minimal level of competence, for a couple of games?

and people wonder why our fans suck as bad as our franchise?

Carl's propaganda house - WPI - strikes again....

milkman
11-29-2008, 10:06 AM
lj is the highest paid player on the team, and he's been worthless for 2 years with injuries, insubordination, piss-poor attitude, lazy effort, refusal to block, and suspensions for beating up women....








and we're supposed to thank him for doing his job at the most minimal level of competence, for a couple of games?

and people wonder why our fans suck as bad as our franchise?

Carl's propaganda house - WPI - strikes again....

As you said to me elsewhere,

Preach it.

TRR
11-29-2008, 10:13 AM
Who cares if he picks up every block from now until the end of his career. Larry Johnson is a piece of shit who only cares about himself. Always has, always will.

It's time to get rid of him.

theultimatekcchiefsfan
11-29-2008, 11:14 AM
they don't want to believe that Marvin Harrison is a thug

C'mon now. Thats pretty harsh.

Rausch
11-29-2008, 11:23 AM
LJ the player is a probowler, still.

The person sucks baows though...

JuicesFlowing
11-29-2008, 11:25 AM
Funny how everyone still loves Ray Lewis.

milkman
11-29-2008, 11:31 AM
Funny how everyone still loves Ray Lewis.

By "everyone", I assume you mean the media.

And yeah, that piece of sewer scum should not be made out to be some kind of great human being.

MikeMaslowski
11-30-2008, 07:10 AM
By "everyone", I assume you mean the media.

And yeah, that piece of sewer scum should not be made out to be some kind of great human being.

Damn, what did he do? I've always been a fan of RL..... Maybe I've been under a rock though.:shrug:

milkman
11-30-2008, 07:14 AM
Damn, what did he do? I've always been a fan of RL..... Maybe I've been under a rock though.:shrug:

You can't be serious.

MikeMaslowski
11-30-2008, 07:18 AM
You can't be serious.

Unfortunately serious.

Guess I'll google it.....

MikeMaslowski
11-30-2008, 07:25 AM
:banghead: OOOOhhhh yeah..... damn, i forgot about that shit. I shouldn't post when I'm hungover...