[Kansas City.com] Larry Johnson hasn’t had one of his patented outbursts of unhappiness this season, but don’t for a minute confuse that with contentment.
Johnson indicated Wednesday that he’s still angling for what he perceives would be a better opportunity somewhere else. Ironically, his words came as it appeared that he would play more in the Chiefs’ game Sunday against Oakland at Arrowhead Stadium.
Priest Holmes, who left for California for a second opinion on the concussion that knocked him out of last week’s game in San Diego, did not practice Wednesday. He is not scheduled to return until after today’s practice is over. That increases the chances of breaking the harness of two series for Holmes and one for Johnson.
Even so, Johnson said he didn’t think a big game Sunday as the sole featured back would force the Chiefs to play him more.
“I doubt it,” he said. “You know Dick Vermeil, and I know Dick Vermeil. That ain’t going to happen.”
“I can’t force this organization to do anything. I’ve tried that before. I tried that last year, and it got me the reputation that I’m the bad seed of the organization. So I’m not even going to try that route. I’m going to play it out, and whatever teams that want me – there are teams out there that don’t have good rushers – there might be an opportunity that opens up for me.”
“There’s not anything I’m going to expect or anything I’m not going to expect.”
It turned out Johnson had an accurate grasp of what the Chiefs are thinking. Vermeil said that nothing Johnson did against the Raiders would affect the running-back situation.