The Chiefs were starting to look like a feel good story after back-to-back excellent efforts against the Cowboys and Redskins.
Then Sunday happened.
The Chargers won in Arrowhead 37-7, the largest margin of victory in the series’ history between the teams. And running back Larry Johnson followed up that meltdown with one of his own on Twitter.
“My father got more credentials than most of these pro coaches,” Johnson started innocently enough. His dad is the defensive line coach at Penn State. Johnson’s first tweet ended with “Google my father!!!!!!!“
Then he drops the hammer: “My father played
for the coach from ‘rememeber the titans.’ Our coach played golf. My
father played for redskins briefley. Our coach. Nuthn.”
Yeah, this is going to be a problem.
Johnson may try to later explain that he was just trying to pump up his Dad, but that’s silly. This is a passive aggressive employee complaint, and it’s not even that passive. I was worried that the account was a fake (Johnson has a small amount of followers), but Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star confirms it’s the real L.J.
Babb tweets: “LJ’s comments, while his own and bizarre in LJ’s way, could represent what players think of Haley.”
It’s not hard to guess what Haley thinks of Johnson. L.J. was held to 49 yards Sunday, and is under three yards per carry on the season. Johnson is a replacement level NFL running back and the Chiefs will be replacing him in 2010, if not sooner.