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First And 10: Getting Inside The Head Of Kansas City’s Derrick Johnson

Published by on May 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Perhaps no other member of the 2008 Kansas City Chiefs' defense was as instrumental to the unit's dismal performance than outside linebacker Derrick Johnson.

The former All-America at the University of Texas possesses a rare combination of speed, strength and ball awareness that screams All-Pro, a designation Johnson has yet to achieve despite averaging close to 100 tackles per season from 2005-2007.

Last season, family matters, on-field struggles and injuries contributed to a sub-par season from what could be consider the Chiefs' most talented defender. Johnson tallied in '08 86 total tackles, four forced fumbles, one-and-a half sacks and one interception returned for 7 yards. He missed two games due to an hamstri...

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