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Chiefs' new LB: 'Big chip on my shoulder'

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06:57 AM ET 05.01 | Because he'd met with most of the league other than the Chiefs, Nico Johnson was floored to find out they'd selected him No. 99 overall in this past week's draft. Johnson said the news that he's a pro football player still is soaking in. "Now I've got the mindset that I want to go out and earn everything that was given to me," he said. ... When he reports next Thursday for rookie minicamp, the Chiefs might think he's already wearing shoulder pads. "I've got a big chip on my shoulder," said Johnson, who was typecast as a run-stopper at Alabama because he was replaced by C.J. Mosley in passing situations. "It was already there before the end of the season. I can't wait. I'm so motivated right now to go out and do my best."

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May 1, 2013  07:53 AM ET

Great attitude young man.. Go get um.

May 1, 2013  07:53 AM ET

Sorry, but late-round picks by the Chiefs don't interest me.

May 1, 2013  07:54 AM ET

Big Chip? Could be the result of HGH.

May 1, 2013  08:00 AM ET

As opposed to the Eagles coach, who we'll call "Little Chip."

May 1, 2013  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

As opposed to the Eagles coach, who we'll call "Little Chip."

Or "Round Chip".............

May 1, 2013  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Or "Round Chip".............

Or Andy Reid, "Chocolate Chip"......

May 1, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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Big Chip? Could be the result of HGH.

No, it is his final paycheck from the Alabama Alums. He should just cash it and move on, less weight, he will run faster.

May 1, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Or Andy Reid, "Chocolate Chip"......

Alex Smith, trade chip

May 1, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Alex Smith, trade chip

Anyone on the Bills - Buffalo Chip.

May 1, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Anyone on the Bills - Buffalo Chip.

Or Dallas - Cow Chip.

May 1, 2013  10:21 AM ET

Brutal..

May 1, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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Brutal..

Yeah. It's getting very chippy.

May 1, 2013  10:46 AM ET
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Yeah. It's getting very chippy.

Reminds me of the scene at the end of "Fargo."

May 1, 2013  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Yeah. It's getting very chippy.

Dip, anyone?

May 1, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Does everyone in the NFL these days have a chip on their shoulder? It's really tiring hearing about them all the time.

May 1, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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Reminds me of the scene at the end of "Fargo."

How much wood can a woodchipper chip?

May 1, 2013  12:13 PM ET

All these rookies with chips on their shoulders need to shut up and earn their roles on their teams.

May 1, 2013  12:48 PM ET
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All these rookies with chips on their shoulders need to shut up and earn their roles on their teams.

Plus, teams need to figure out how these bone chips weren't previously detected.

May 1, 2013  01:00 PM ET

My question is this: If nearly every team met with the kid, yet he wasn't taken by one of those teams, and the team that DID take him was a team that never met him... shouldn't the Chiefs be thinking there might be a good reason none of them took him? Just sayin'.

 
May 1, 2013  02:05 PM ET

This guy hasn't stopped playing, Good for him, hope he makes it Big Time! Layoff That Gates BarBQue!!!

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