Chiefs Running Game #2 says Scouts Inc.

A recent ranking of running games by Scouts Inc. says that the Chiefs ground game in 2007 is going to be very good.  With the hopeful happy Larry Johnson in the fold if he and the team can come to terms on a new deal the report says the team is going to have a solid year on the ground. Below is the recap of the Chiefs #2 ranking heading into 2007:

2. Kansas City Chiefs

We put the Chiefs second not because of their depth, but because of the star power they have in No. 1 RB Larry Johnson. Johnson is the No. 1 workhorse back in the NFL and set a league record last season with 416 carries. Throw in 41 receptions, and Johnson averaged nearly 29 touches per game. With veteran quarterback Trent Green gone to Miami, Johnson will be counted on for similar production in 2007. The Chiefs must avoid overworking him and get better production out of their backups. Often injured and seldom-used backup Michael Bennett has excellent speed, but he can’t stay healthy. He could be a solid change-of-pace runner if he can shake the injury bug. Veteran Priest Holmes is still on the roster, but his neck injury remains a concern. Don’t look for him to play anywhere in 2007.


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