Kansas City Chiefs: The Return of Larry Johnson?

Casey HCorrespondent IMay 28, 2008

For all of the people who drafted Chiefs running back Larry Johnson last year, I felt your pain. Last season, his injuries, and the Chiefs' lack of offense, made me cry myself to sleep every night knowing I used my first pick on a guy who would get only 559 yards and three touchdowns.

But putting last season aside, I think this year will be different. Johnson has been working hard at training camp, and his foot has seemed to have recovered. He has been running at full speed with no problems. It seems that the LJ we all know and love is back.

During the draft, Herm Edwards wasn't picking for the future, but to start winning right now. Just by looking at the first three picks, Glenn Dorsey, Branden Albert, and Brandon Flowers. You could easily say that the Chiefs had the best draft out of any team.

But my focus is on Branden Albert, a guy who will bring some life back into their struggling offensive line. LJ  will now be able to get his spark back, if the offensive line can dominate like the Chiefs' lines are suppose to.

I think it's about time that they decide once and for all if their quarterback is Damon Huard or Brodie Croyle. Herm said all last season that Croyle was their quarterback of the future, so it's time that he starts every game. If Croyle and Bowe can get going, then Johnson will have some of the pressure taken off him.

The Chiefs are making a comeback, with Larry Johnson leading the way.