Why would I blame any of his other opponents for anything? I don't think you put too much thought into your reply. Anyway, Johnson should be held to a higher standard than the bunch of nobodies on Lindermans record. Lastly, it's not an excuse, but an observation that Linderman went in recklessly and the result of which was the expected one.
He KO'd him in the 1st round, who really cares if it happened late in the fight when the guy stupidly charged in and got ktfo. Like that is some excuse for getting knocked out, if anything you should be blaming the other 18 opponents that weren't able to KO him like Rumble did within a round.
I respect the athletic ability of Johnson, but I am a little surprised he wasn't able to capitalize earlier on what appears to be some rudimentary stand up skills by Linderman. I know he get the KO, but only after Linderman went for broke when he thought Johnson was hurt.