Larry Johnson Wants To Play For The Pittsburgh Steelers

TJ JenkinsAnalyst INovember 10, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 25:  Larry Johnson #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 25, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Prior to his release from the Kansas City Chiefs, Larry 'LJ' Johnson amassed a total of 5,996 yards on 1,375 carries, nearly four and a half yards per carry. Along with that he posted 1,369 receiving yards on 151 receptions for a grand total of 61 touchdowns combined.

Johnson also holds the NFL record for carries in a season with 416. That happened in 2006, the same season that he set a Chiefs single season rushing record with 1,789 yards.

Obviously the man has talent, he just enjoys beating on women and using homosexual slurs in retaliation to a poor season. Quite a shame when a player with all the talent in the world decides to let his emotions get the better of him and ends up losing his job because of it.

But, that's not why we're here. We're here because Johnson has stated that he wants to suit up for last year's Super Bowl Champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

I'll pause for a second to let all of the Steelers fans jumping for joy, also take this time to grab your lucky rabbit's foot to hope and pray that he comes to Pittsburgh.

The only thing wrong with Johnson's lobby to join the team is the fact that the Steelers have three running backs who are better suited for the Pittsburgh offense than he.

Rashard Mendenhall just completed running over, around and through the third ranked defense in the NFL to the tune of 155 yards on 22 carries.

Willie Parker comes in to give Mendenhall a breather and to present defenses with a faster back who can stretch the field of play.

Mewelde Moore is the third down running back, who has a little Jerome Bettis in him. He genuinely enjoys lowering his pad level and attempting to bowl over defenders.

Johnson wouldn't bring anything to the table that would give the Steelers a reason to sign him. If the team truly needed another runner, they would promote from within the organization and Isaac Redman would get another shot at the game day roster, not Larry Johnson.

Luckily for Johnson however, the Washington Redskins and New England Patriots have both discussed adding him to their rosters.

As a Steelers fan, I can only say 'have fun with that.'

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