Posted January 27, 2014

Jamaal Charles didn’t expect big hit from teammate Derrick Johnson in Pro Bowl

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Jamaal Charles (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Jamaal Charles suffered a concussion on Jan. 4 against the Colts. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles took a shot from teammate Derrick Johnson in Sunday night’s Pro Bowl — and Charles said he wasn’t expecting such a big hit.

“I didn’t expect it, but he’s out there doing his thing,” Charles said according to the Associated Press. “I can’t get mad at him. It’s just about football, and you’ve just got to be ready.”

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Johnson, who was the game’s defensive MVP, jokingly tweeted during the game that he enjoyed giving Charles a shot. But the Chiefs may not have felt the same way, as Charles, who rushed for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, suffered a concussion in Kansas City’s Wild Card playoff game against the Colts only three weeks ago.

“If you stand back, he’s going to make you look pretty bad, so I had to go out and really give it to him,” said Johnson, who finished with nine tackles. “I would never try to hurt my teammate at all, but compete a little bit.”

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4 comments
FOOLKILLER
FOOLKILLER

It's tackle football buddy, keep ur head on a swivel.

9yanks7
9yanks7

Coach Carroll is right.  Explore  medicinal marijuana and while you're at it start with Goodell.  Maybe he'll stop ruining the game after a few hits!

JackHoff
JackHoff

AWLAYS EPXCET THE UNEPXETCED

6marK6
6marK6

The whole concept of having teammates play against each other in the pro bowl is insane. But it does lend itself to the trend today in sports media, de-emphasize team for the individual. I mean, we have Peyton and the Broncos now, instead of the Denver Broncos. LeBron and the Heat.  The Disney network wants stars to hype, hates team concept.