I watched Jack Harry after the game vs the Giants and he discussed LJ's "ego" comment. Harry was confused as the what LJ meant and apparently a lot of people are. Here is my analysis of what LJ means:
–noun, plural e⋅gos.
|1.||the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.|
|2.||Psychoanalysis. the part of the psychic apparatus that experiences and reacts to the outside world and thus mediates between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social and physical environment.|
|3.||egotism; conceit; self-importance: Her ego becomes more unbearable each day.|
|4.||self-esteem or self-image; feelings: Your criticism wounded his ego.|
When asked what separated the Giants and Chiefs, LJ replied "ego - ego - ego." As soon as he said it, I immediately understood (or so i think) what he meant. Johnson is saying that the Giants know who they are and what they can do. They have the confidence to come out swinging and bust you in the mouth. The Chiefs, on the other hand, lack all of this. KC has to team identity, there is zero confidence, and we lack PRIDE. The KC Chiefs are a prideless team right now. I don't know if Todd Haley is upset about this, but he has to know deep down that LJ is right. When we finally win a game, Haley has to be able to turn that into confidence. If he can't, we will do what we did last year and just have a couple fluke wins that don't translate into improvement.
LJ is not only right, he could not have said it better.