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Sunday, September 14, 2008
Larry Johnson not happy with his role

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Chiefs have big problems.

They have injured quarterbacks, they couldn't hang at home against Oakland and now Larry Johnson is ticked.

Johnson feels like his is being written out of the Kansas City offense. He feels like he is being phased out after he had 12 carries for 22 yards.

This smacks of post-game frustration. Yes, Johnson didn't run the ball much nor was he effective. But Kansas City ran the ball just 19 times. No one is pushing him. The Chiefs want third-round pick Jamaal Charles to be a complement for Johnson. But Charles had just three carries for seven yards.

Johnson will likely change his attitude after he cools down. The Chiefs still need him and he is still clearly their best rushing option.