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    Re: Vermeil's remark upsets Johnson

    Definitely not a great thing for Vermeil to say. Maybe LJ proves him wrong, maybe not, but not the best choice of words for Dick.

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    Besides, if LJ needs someone to change his diaper, he can always call on Grandmama... oh, wait... wrong Larry Johnson.


    Seriously, Johnson should hope he proves Vermiel wrong in the same way that Isaac Bruce has since he called Ike a "so called superstar."

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  • Nick
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    Vermeil's remark upsets Johnson

    Vermeil's remark upsets Johnson
    Coach stands by his ‘diaper' comment
    By ADAM TEICHER
    The Kansas City Star
    Posted on Thu, Sep. 23, 2004

    Halfback Larry Johnson was upset at Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil's remark at his Tuesday news conference that it was time for Johnson “to take the diaper off and go play” because Priest Holmes' ankle injury is likely to keep him out of Sunday's game against Houston .

    “If the man can't say something in my face … it don't mean nothing to me,” Johnson said. “For him to say that, to point me out in that situation, (knowing) how much I really busted my (rear) through this preseason, knowing I'm ready to play, knowing I'm ready to do my share, making a comment like that is unnecessary.”

    Johnson has been unhappy over his lack of playing time almost since joining the Chiefs as their first-round draft pick last year. He vented at times last season but kept his frustration in check this year until Wednesday.

    If Holmes doesn't play, Johnson will back up Derrick Blaylock.

    “It's a little frustrating when they bring you here and they can't tell you whether you're going to play or you're not going to play,” Johnson said. “By no means am I going to stop going hard here and going hard every day in practice. It's just something that's frustrating right now and would be to anybody who's in my position.”

    Vermeil didn't back down from his comment.

    “I wasn't planning on saying that,” he said. “It just popped into my scrambled head. But in a way, there's a little truth to it.”

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