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Chief-On-Chief Violence At The Pro Bowl

The only remotely noteworthy thing to happen during yesterday's Pro Bowl was Derrick Johnson laying a solid hit on Chiefs teammate Jamaal Charles. More than solid—Johnson, named the game's defensive MVP, went helmet-t0-helmet on Charles three weeks after the RB left a playoff game with a concussion.

"I didn't expect it, but he's out there doing his thing," said Charles. "I can't get mad at him—it's just about football and you've just got to be ready."

For his part, Johnson tweeted that "it felt pretty good" to hit Charles. The first draft-style Pro Bowl also saw a nifty Brown-on-Brown tackle.

Though Pro Bowl ratings were predictably, inexplicably good, football doesn't really work when you take the physicality away. It's why the only Pro Bowl play you can name from the last decade is that time Sean Taylor leveled a punter.

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