Derrick Johnson says the Chiefs just need to keep from pointing fingers of blame and instead focus on getting a single win to right the ship.
After the Kansas City Chiefs most recent loss, players were struggling to find the right words to say. Mitch Morse called it “shocking” and wasn’t sure how to exactly answer some reporters’ questions after the game. Tyreek Hill said practice went great this week, so he also wasn’t sure why things didn’t click in a loss to the Buffalo Bills.
For Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson, these consecutive losses have been tough to handle and he admits the Chiefs’ only answer is to get a win.
"“However we can get it, we need to get it because it doesn’t look good right now,” said Johnson."
Johnson has been through these sorts of trying times before, having played for the Chiefs since he was taken in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. In that time, the Chiefs have been the single worst team in the NFL in 2012 and have finished last in their division four times in that span. Even the Chiefs current win total of 6 is higher than several full-season totals that DJ has endured, so if any player knows how to hold his head up during this time, it’s him.
"“You don’t point fingers,” said Johnson. “I have been in this league long enough and been in situations worse than this. You don’t point fingers. You can strike a better blow if you stop pointing fingers and curl them up, get tight. That’s the main thing right now.”"
While Chiefs fans are quite content to point fingers, right now primarily at the starting quarterback Alex Smith and head coach Andy Reid, it is up to the players to ignore the noise and focus on getting back into the rhythm that had them riding atop the NFL for the first third of the season.
The Chiefs can get that single win that Johnson is fighting for when they face the New York Jets on the road on Sunday.