Johnson determined to live up to the hype
Larry Johnson was nearly unstoppable last year. Unfortunately for his opponents, he looks even stronger this year, writes Michael Smith.
Originally Published: August 7, 2006By Michael Smith | ESPN.com
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Here are five observations about the Chiefs based on their Aug. 4 scrimmage against the Vikings:
1.All the magazine covers, the fantasy football ads, the 2,000-yard talk, the MVP predictions -- budding star Larry Johnson has to feel like there's a big bull's-eye on his back, right? Actually, it's just the opposite. He's out to inflict more punishment on those who dare tackle him.
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Michael Smith joined ESPN in July 2004 as a National Football League senior writer for ESPN.com, covering league news and major events such as the NFL Draft, NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl, and continues to write breaking news stories. He is also a correspondent for E:60, ESPN's first multi-themed prime-time newsmagazine program, which debuted October 2007.
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