Sports Chiefs collide to give Pro Bowl signature play By Brian McInnis Jan. 27, 2014 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. Some teammate-on-teammate crime added a jolt to the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl. One of the more interesting aspects of this year’s unconferenced "fantasy football" edition of the game was the possibility of franchise teammates going helmet to helmet, and it became reality when Team Rice linebacker Derrick Johnson plastered another Kansas City player, running back Jamaal Charles, in the first quarter of Team Rice’s 22-21 comeback win over Team Sanders on Sunday at Aloha Stadium. Johnson went on to earn defensive MVP honors — an award added this year that turned out to be fitting, as the low-scoring game featured eight turnovers and nine sacks between the teams. Johnson, a nine-year veteran all spent with the Chiefs, finished with nine tackles, a forced fumble and a pass defended. But it was the jarring hit on Charles, one of the most productive backs in the NFL in 2013, that resonated the most. "Well, we know what a great player Jamaal Charles is, just from playing with him the years I’ve played with him," Johnson said. "If you stand back, he’s going to make you look pretty bad. So I had to go at him, really gave it to him. Never trying to hurt my teammate at all, (just) compete a little bit." Johnson couldn’t resist the urge to send out a mid-game tweet after his hit with 2:04 left in the quarter, stopping Charles for no gain. "Have to give my fellow teammate some friendly fire. LOL! I can’t lie, it felt pretty good!" Johnson sent out. Charles, who suffered a concussion just three weeks ago, was a pretty good sport about the head-on collision. "That DJ man, I know I have to have my head on a swivel because he’s going to come down and hit you low or hit you hard, so it is what it is," Charles said. "I didn’t say nothing to him after that. I just know he hit the hell out of me." Johnson’s effort on Sunday — regardless of whom he targeted — made his "general manager," Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, proud. "He played like an animal, man," Rice said. "He was gritty, he was doing everything. He put a hit on Jamaal Charles that was just unbelievable." The Pro Bowl may not return in the next year or two, and the format may not be the same when it does, but Johnson, for one, was able to draw motivation from a week’s worth of smack talk between the teams split up by Rice and Deion Sanders via fantasy draft in Ko Olina. "I do like it. You know, I may not want to go against Jamaal again. He’s definitely one of the best backs in the league," he said. "But it was great motivation between Team Sanders and Team Rice. We were just fortunate enough to get the win." Other defensive standouts were Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly (12 tackles, a forced fumble), Chiefs safety Eric Berry (five tackles, an interception and a fumble recovered) and Buffalo tackle Marcell Dareus (two sacks, another tackle for loss). Previous Story Team Rice edges Team Sanders in Pro Bowl Next Story Goodell: Pro Bowl 'exciting fun'