Finally. After dropping what seems like a dozen interceptions this year, Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson is turning himself into a receiver.
Well, at least with the gloves.
Johnson tells Kevin Kietzmann of 810 WHB's Between The Lines that he's going to be wearing receiver gloves the rest of the year. "Every snap," he says. "I'll have them on the rest of the year so I can catch some balls."
He says after a pair of dropped interceptions last week against the Buffalo Bills it was time to do something. So he got the "sticky hands," as he calls them, and started working on catching passes. "After this past week that's all I've been doing," he says.
"I'm catching before and after practice now," Johnson told Kietzmann on Thursday. "[I've been] talking to receivers telling me to look the ball in. A lot of people don't think about looking the ball in and that helps you get more comfortable with catching the ball so it won't slip through your hands."
While we say DJ has dropped a lot of potential interceptions this year, Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said this week that none of DJ's dropped picks were "gimmes". Well, they might turn into "gimmes" with the gloves.
Watch out, Oakland. WR Derrick Johnson is lookin' for you.