[Topeka Capital-Journal] Larry Johnson, apparently, has finally learned the distinguished art of letting his actions speak for him.
On the night he set the Chiefs team record for single-game rushing with a 36-carry, 211-yard effort in Kansas City’s 45-17 romp over outmanned Houston, the often volatile Johnson told a club official he wouldn’t be talking after initially agreeing to come to the interview room.
It was up to his teammates to talk for the often outspoken third-year player after he posted his third straight triple-digit rushing game.
“(The record) means a lot to all of us,” said fullback Tony Richardson, who as the blocking back for Priest Holmes and now Johnson has often had to speak for both when his quirky halfbacks turn silent.
“Our offensive linemen, tight ends and the fullback don’t always get much recognition in the running game, but while Larry obviously ran very hard today, it was a total team effort. Remember, the defense kept getting us the ball back.
“Everyone was committed to seeing him have a big day.”