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Larry Johnson Calls Out the Chiefs' Coaching Staff

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He's got a point.

"I learned a long time ago about coaches. They're always going to do what they want to do. It's usually an ego thing rather than trying to be better or trying to get better or trying to listen to input," he said Monday.

"It's just hard to change a coach's perspective or change an offensive coordinator's plays when this is what they've been used to doing ever since they came into the league."

Herm, he's talking to you. LJ also revealed a bit more about what happened on his delay of game penalty with five minutes left in the first half.
"Everybody was yelling at everybody," Johnson said. "I didn't know who Damon was yelling at and I was yelling at whoever would listen. I came off to the sideline and the defensive players said, 'Hey, why don't you say something?' After a while, it became too obvious what was going on. So I had to say something. I had to get my input. Obviously, I'm not becoming a detriment to the team if they're asking me to respond, to step up."
Let's get this straight. Larry was wrong for spiking the ball and directly harming his team's chances to win the game. In fact, its entirely possible that play cost the Chiefs a touchdown. The Chiefs were at the Minnesota fifteen yard line when LJ was called for the ten five yard delay of game penalty (The Chiefs lost five yards on the play, setting them back ten total yards). After that, it was two plays and on came Dave Rayner to kick a field goal.

LJ wasn't wrong for calling out the coaching staff, even if he did do it with a freakin' diaper on. The team and his new contract demand that Larry be a leader for the Chiefs this season. He's slowly trying to fit into that role. Will he ever truly be a team leader? I don't know. He'll have to control his emotions better if he hopes to be.

I'm just happy that someone on this team is willing to stand up and say, "This is not working."