14 Dec 2005
Jason Whitlock of the Kansas City Star blames Sunday's loss on Larry Johnson. What, you say? Johnson, the guy with the three touchdowns? Yes, because Johnson neglected to block Cowboys linebacker Scott Fujita on a play at the end of the first half, leading to a fumble in the red zone which was returned for enough yardage to give the Cowboys a shot at their own touchdown before halftime. So quick, choose option A or B:
A: It's nice to see a columnist paying attention to that neglected part of a running back's job, blocking
B: It's ludicrous for Jason Whitlock to not only blame the entire loss on one missed block, but to take that missed block and turn it into an indictment of Larry Johnson as a human being, calling him selfish and immature, questioning whether he's a winner, and saying that Johnson only cares about himself, his own contract, and his own stats.
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