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08:07 AM ET 12.30 | Don't look at the numbers and tell Chris Johnson he has slowed down in 2010, or that he shouldn't be in the Pro Bowl. With 1,325 yards, Johnson is the NFL's third-leading rusher. "I actually think my stock and value have gone up. If you look at the whole situation, my value hasn't gone down," Johnson said Wednesday. ... Johnson called his [Pro Bowl] exclusion "bogus" and said he thought he was a lock. "I know I am a victim of my own success. People expect me to rush for 2,000 yards every year."

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December 30, 2010  08:16 AM ET

You are a pro bowler Chris, your team sucks however !

December 30, 2010  08:17 AM ET

Probably a snub. that's not bad yardage considering their mess at qb.

December 30, 2010  08:17 AM ET

It's amazing that C.J. even rushed for over 1,300 yards, considering he was the Titans ONLY threat the whole season.

December 30, 2010  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It's amazing that C.J. even rushed for over 1,300 yards, considering he was the Titans ONLY threat the whole season.

good call

December 30, 2010  08:23 AM ET

jamal charles was selected over CJ....not sure how i feel about that

December 30, 2010  08:24 AM ET

raise your hand if you actually care about the Pro-Bowl ... and count how many times a favorite, deserving player got snubbed


I realize for players it could activate a bonus clause in their contract(s) - so it that sense, it is BS

December 30, 2010  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

jamal charles was selected over CJ....not sure how i feel about that

Jamal Charles had a big year, and the team he's on won their division. But of course, Charles do not mean nearly as much to his team and CJ does to his.

December 30, 2010  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It's amazing that C.J. even rushed for over 1,300 yards, considering he was the Titans ONLY threat the whole season.

Exactly. Nice to know he can have an "off" year. That offense has to start throwing a heck of a lot more. A LOT. Then, CJ will be up around 1800.

December 30, 2010  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

raise your hand if you actually care about the Pro-Bowl ... and count how many times a favorite, deserving player got snubbedI realize for players it could activate a bonus clause in their contract(s) - so it that sense, it is BS

The Pro Bowl is just something to do until the Super Bowl. BTW, is the Pro Bowl at the Super Bowl site, or have they moved it back to Hawaii?

December 30, 2010  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Jamal Charles had a big year, and the team he's on won their division. But of course, Charles do not mean nearly as much to his team and CJ does to his.

and charles shares carries with jones....

December 30, 2010  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Exactly. Nice to know he can have an "off" year. That offense has to start throwing a heck of a lot more. A LOT. Then, CJ will be up around 1800.

CJ experienced this season what Barry Sanders had to go through most of his NFL career (other than the snub part).

December 30, 2010  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

and charles shares carries with jones....

Very true.

December 30, 2010  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The Pro Bowl is just something to do until the Super Bowl. BTW, is the Pro Bowl at the Super Bowl site, or have they moved it back to Hawaii?

no idea - shows you how much I actually care about the Pro-Bowl.
I thought it was considered a "failed experiment"

do half the players who get the Pro-Bowl nod even show up anymore? It seems to me every year less and less of the "starters" even show up

December 30, 2010  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

CJ experienced this season what Barry Sanders had to go through most of his NFL career (other than the snub part).

excellent comaparison ... Barry Sanders...anyone know what he is up to these days?

December 30, 2010  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The Pro Bowl is just something to do until the Super Bowl. BTW, is the Pro Bowl at the Super Bowl site, or have they moved it back to Hawaii?

The pro bowl is a sham.

December 30, 2010  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The pro bowl is a sham.

True, and the only reason any player cares is because of clauses in their contracts that give them more money if they make it.

December 30, 2010  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

CJ experienced this season what Barry Sanders had to go through most of his NFL career (other than the snub part).

Can you imagine how many yards Sanders would have for if he played with the Cowboys then? That line made Emmitt Smith a HOFer. They would have made Sanders the owner of the HOF!

December 30, 2010  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

excellent comaparison ... Barry Sanders...anyone know what he is up to these days?

Not sure. He's always been a quiet, private person. Whatever he's doing, I'm sure he's in excellent condition physically. Unlike a lot of former RBs, Sanders' running style spared him from taking very many big hits.

December 30, 2010  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Not sure. He's always been a quiet, private person. Whatever he's doing, I'm sure he's in excellent condition physically. Unlike a lot of former RBs, Sanders' running style spared him from taking very many big hits.

true - his running style was also helped by the fact he played on turf every game in Detroit and Minnesota every season

 
December 30, 2010  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Can you imagine how many yards Sanders would have for if he played with the Cowboys then? That line made Emmitt Smith a HOFer. They would have made Sanders the owner of the HOF!

Spot on. Other than Lomas Brown, I cannot recall a Lions' lineman that was worth spit.

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