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First off, it’s Christmas week. Merry Christmas to all of you! Thanks for all the support. I’ve attended some Christmas parties hosted by some family friends who I have not met. Lately, when meeting new people, they seem to know who I am just because they’ve seen me on the newspaper, or a magazine or on TV and have given me great comments. I’m only 18 years old, but this just shows that a teenager (no matter what country he came from) can do whatever he pleases to do if he chases his dreams. I just want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart! There is a reason as to why this game is blacked out. Yes, the weather, the economy and a battle between two teams fighting for pride and draft picks. Kansas City sports fans are passionate. If the Chiefs were better than this, fans would not care about the economy or the weather. They’ll be more than happy to put on a few layers of clothing and go see their team win a game. Unfortunately, the Chiefs have understood why their fans have lost faith. I understand that this is supposedly a “learning process.” But I don’t see what the team is learning from this. It’s not supposed to be like this. If the Chiefs get blown out by divisional opponents and barely lose to bad teams, you’d expect that they could win this game. It’s very possible, but I’ll be honest, I don’t see it happening. Do not doubt Josh Cribbs. He is in the top five among all NFL players who can play multiple positions. He can throw, run and catch a football. He’s also one of the most explosive special team returners out there. He could very well put together over 200 total net yards. The Browns may even use Cribbs as a decoy to help other players can open in the endzone. That is how valuable of an asset Cribbs can be. Dwayne Bowe is coming back and several feel he can help the Chiefs. He has been a game changer that has scored three of his four touchdowns on either a potentially game-winning or tying drive. I will be doing another blog tomorrow, but I promise you it will be something positive. Most of you probably know what I’ll be talking about. Browns win 27-17. CHIEFS INACTIVES–QB Matt Gutierrez, WR Lance Long, G Brian Waters, DE Glenn Dorsey, T Ryan O’Callaghan, WR Bobby Wade, TE Sean Ryan and LB Pierre Walters BROWNS INACTIVES–QB Brett Ratliff, DB Coye Francies, DB Ray Ventrone, LB David Veikune, OL Billy Yates, TE Greg Estandia, WR Jake Allen and DL Robaire Smith

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Will Johnson start next Sunday?

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 01-11-2009

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It has only been a little over 24 hours and we have already 70 fans on The Chiefs Zone application! Thank you to everyone who have supported me through the two years.

The Chiefs obviously did not play this week, allowing more exciting stories to be covered in the NFL. How about the Denver Broncos losing their first game against a tough defense, scoring only one touchdown while giving up 30 points. Did anyone see Ted Gin Jr. from the Dolphins? It makes me want to have Dante Hall back. How about the state of New York? The Giants and Jets both started off strong, and now have lost seven games combined in the past five weeks, both teams had strong starts to the season, and are allowing other teams to surpass them in their division. It was nice to see Tennessee and St. Louis finally win a game this year. Both teams have the best running backs in this league, but have not been able to help their teams pick up a win until this week. Now it’s up to former Kansas State quarterback, Josh Freeman, to give his Buccaneers a win this season. And how about the biggest hype for week eight, Brett Favre returning to Green Bay. During the first series of the Vikings drive, fans heavily boo’d Favre. And why shouldn’t they? Favre gave general manger, Ted Thompson, many headaches when Favre could not decide what to do with his career. He brought up retirement in 2003. Here we are in 2009, still playing, after he had issues with the Packers while un-retiring the first time. The game was close for a bit as the Packers made a comeback in the second half, making up for their horrendous first half performance. However, number four’s magic came with him back in Green Bay after throwing four touchdowns as it was enough to seal a win over the Packers in his homecoming.

I want to touch on a subject that really baffled me when I first heard about this story. The NFLPA is ready to file grievance if Chiefs running back Larry Johnson isn’t the starter for the Chiefs next Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. My first question is, why does the NFLPA care one bit about Johnson’s playing status? Are they not aware he rudely put down his coach, called his fans fags, and dropping gay slurs on the media? Are they not aware that he has a history of abusing women in night clubs? Lets all forget about Johnson’s attitude. Obviously the NFLPA won’t be pleased if they see Johnson’s status does not show up as a starter. Here is something the NFLPA needs to know. They need to realize Johnson has a 2.7 yard per carry average. What legitimate reason does the NFLPA have to be upset if the Chiefs don’t activiate Johnson, nor start him? You’d imagine most teams would look for a new running back if their starter has a 2.7 yard per carry average, at least I would hope the NFLPA would be alright with that. Johnson has received many soft punishments for all of his actions as an NFL player and has gotten away with many things. But above all else, I guess the better question is, why haven’t the Chiefs cut Larry Johnson? I’d rather take a cap hit and get rid of a cancer who is holding this team back. I highly doubt Johnson will meet the success he reached in 2005 and 2006.

As for Johnson’s agent, Peter Schaffer, he’s doing nothing but defending Johnson for every move he has made in the past seven days. I fully understand Johnson pays Schaffer and that Schaffer is Johnson’s agent, but it seems Schaffer is being paid to be more of Johnson’s lawyer, than Johnson’s professional football agent.

I’m going to stick with what I predicted last week on last weeks episode of The Chiefs Zone. I feel that Johnson is done wearing the number 27 in a red jersey with the arrowhead on his helmet. We still have seven days to find out if that is the case or not. It was reported by former Chiefs Zone guest, Kent Babb, that the NFL may pile on to Johnson’s punishment once his suspension with the Chiefs is up. For right now, he is still a Kansas City Chief.

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