Titans Running Back Johnson Not Pleased About Rookie Award Snub

Nashville, TN - Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is not happy about finishing second to Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in the AP Rookie Of The Year voting.

"He's a good player, and he played quarterback and did a good job this year," Johnson said of Ryan. "But the whole thing is bogus, because people are voting for it that are not on the same field as the people who are playing. I'm disappointed. I did all I could to win it. I feel I did the best. I feel I did all I could do to win it; it just didn't come my way."

Ryan earned 44 of the 50 first place votes while Johnson only picked up three.

Johnson went on to say that he was the only rookie who made the pro bowl so the rookie of the year award should have been his.

"Ive proved people wrong before. I'll focus on winning a Super Bowl and show them they made a mistake." Johnson said.

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  • by joepirate Location: greenville on Jan 11, 2009 at 06:27 AM
    well deadfish...this is a football thread, not a sportmanship thread. so take your own advice and stop posting comments about bad sportsmanship. once more this is a FOOTBALL thread, DUH? thank you.
  • by joepirate Location: greenville on Jan 10, 2009 at 04:46 PM
    Well, Well, Well, Chris Johnson Mr ROY wanna be could not lead Kerry collins team in the playoffs either, CJ you could not take the RAVENS hitting could you, Sorry better luck next year.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Jan 10, 2009 at 02:49 PM
    joepirate: This thread is about your Crying Juvenile, Cheap Jerk whatever NOT about basketball. I hope you know the difference between a FB and a BB. The roundball is well known in this neighborhood! Once more this is a [FOOTBALL]thread, DUH? Thank you
  • by joepirate Location: greenville on Jan 10, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    dave can say all he wants, but in the end he is a front runner. how do u like pitt in basketball and penn st. in football? no excuses for that. doesnt matter if your brother went to pitt and your sister went to penn st., or whatever the excuse was. ask any self respecting michigan fan if they would cheer for michigan st. in basketball. ask any self respecting usc fan (deadfish) if they would cheer for ucla in basketball. the real deal is that u chose to like pitt in basketball because they are traditonally better than penn st. and u chose to like penn st in football because they are traditionally better than pitt.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Jan 8, 2009 at 01:50 PM
    Mr. Bill: Thank you, Sir for your vote of confidence. Bashing comes with the territory. My attitude about that is simple. Anytime anyone posts anything is like this you write, I read and then I blast you. The catch is that any claims made must be backed-up. I honestly think that I have done that. When you do that you gain credibility. Please check my latest post on the Kentucky Defeats ECU thread. Finally I am surprised of the very little Feedback to Matt Ryan chosen the Offensive ROY by AP. Obviously the Crying Juvenile has been quiet about it so far! Stay tuned!
  • by Dave on Jan 8, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    Thanks for the props Bill. I guess some of these people want us all to be ECU lovers and talk about how great they are. Little do they know is that Scout.com has message boards for people like that.
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Jan 7, 2009 at 11:17 PM
    people need to stop bashing deadfish and dave. they are keeping these topics alive on this site. they stir the pot and i like that. what fun would these topics be if we all just agreed with each other. clearly they are not kool-aid drinkers! carry on gentlemen!
  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Jan 7, 2009 at 06:17 PM
    I watched the game, but I missed the parade. It was a good game, of course I expected as much. Yeah, the Liberty Bowl was a heartache, but hey, what can ya do? Oh yeah, we can recruit for better athletes, haha, but seriously, it's over now soooo...on to next year. Before you know it, spring ball will be here, then I'll probably watch the combine and the Draft to see who goes where (hoping the Panthers and the Dolphins make some really good selections this year), then before you know it, it'll be time to get my fantasy teams together, break out my tailgate gear, and endure this whole thing all over again, lol. I think next season I'm investing in some Tums or Rolaids. This year just about gave me an ulcer.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Jan 7, 2009 at 05:45 PM
    The Pirate Lady: Thank you, with ALL due respect noted. BTW a few hours ago AP announced that Matt Ryan is their offensive ROY. Stay tuned for the Crying Juvenile reaction to those news. Did you watch the Rose Bowl, the parade? BTW I read your comments post the LB! You were very passionate then and reflecting back they are funny! Take care!
  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Jan 7, 2009 at 03:46 PM
    Hey DF: Sorry, I'm late! To answer your question, I didn't ignore CJ's bellyaching, and otherwise poor attitude about not winning MVP. I just choose to speak about Matt Ryan. But since you asked...lol...I personally did not like the way CJ came across in his statement. He sounded like a prima donna, and I've been saying all season to people that if CJ's not careful, he's going to get a big head. From the drum incident, to the "NFL means No Fun League" til now, it's just been a bad look from CJ, in my opinion. He's a rookie, and yeah, he's doing great things, but clearly the judges or whoever made the decision for MVP didn't agree he was #1. So, good luck CJ, in the Pro Bowl, and yeah, being the only rookie to go (as an alternate) says a lot, but let Matt Ryan have his time to shine. There df, is that better? :o)
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