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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 | ESPN.com
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Here are five observations about the Chiefs based on their Aug. 4 scrimmage against the Vikings:

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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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