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, 2006
By Michael Smith |
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Here are five observations about the Chiefs based on their Aug. 4 scrimmage against the Vikings:

Michael Smith

NFL Senior Writer
Michael Smith joined ESPN in July 2004 as a National Football League senior writer for, 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.