Why? Because it’s clear that neither the Chiefs nor most Chiefs fans like L.J., let alone love him like we do here at the Addict. The Chiefs also have no clue how to use him, and are now taking away his goalline carries. Yes, the top goalline back over a recent two-season period has been replaced.
Herm Edwards is a dumb sonofabitch. There. I said it and feel better.
In a 48-hour period the Preacher has stated that he will not sit Damion McIntsoh for Herb Taylor, proclaimed Tyler Thigpen his starting quarterback and given L.J.’s goalline carries to Kimble Anders Part Deaux and a poor man’s Reggie Bush. Then again, this is the guy who thought he could turn Marques Hagans into the pro version of Eric Crouch circa Nebraska only hours after giving him a playboook. Can’t you just see Borat pointing at him and saying, “is retard?”
Hey, look, I like Jamaal Charles and Kolby Smith, and I think they could be a solid platoon. But we are talking about THE Larry Johnson, the running back who started his career off in Adrian Peterson-like fashion. If we’re not going to use him and use him properly–meaning 20-plus carries per game and goalline carries–then we might as well move him. But for whom?
Roy Williams, the disgruntled Detroit Lions receiver and free agent to be.
Williams was the other star NFL player who complained following last weekend’s action, and with Calvin Johnson, Mike Furrey and Shaun McDonald they don’t need him. They do, however, need a running back. They recently signed Rudi “Poo” Johnson and worked out Cedric “The Non-Entertainer” Benson and Shauna Alexander. That right there shows they are not comfortable at all with Kevin Smith as their feature back. Smith is no Iron Man.
The Lions haven’t been able to run the ball since losing Barry Sanders. You’d have to think that they’d pull the trigger on this trade, especially with Roy Williams’ complaining and impending free agency. And if there’s ever been a sucker GM, it’s Matt Millen.
I say let’s do Larry and the fans (who obviously loathe him) a favor and move him for Roy Williams. Roy is only 26, and with his 4.37 speed he’d give us the homerun hitter we desperately need. At 6’3″ he’d also provide us with another big target, and Optimus Prime does play big. As you all know, there is a difference between being being and playing big.
(Plus, since I’m a ginormous freakin’ Kingpin fan, I’d love saying, “my little Roy toy” over and over again.)
I say why not for both teams. I see this being a deal like the Champ-Portis one from earlier this decade, which I think has been a win-win for both teams involved.
What are your thoughts on my hypothetical L.J.-Roy trade?