Much of what this guy says about Rudi Johnson, applies to James--Johnson just has a whole lot more tread left on the tires:
You can't open the vault for Rudi Johnson. You can't declare the Bengals Bank & Trust a Rudi subsidiary. Wallets are not made to be lived in. Not even by Rudi, the hardest-working man in show business. If Rudi wants $6 million a year, the Bengals should drive him to the airport and wish him well.
It's not about Rudi. I like Rudi. Who doesn't?
The man is 220 pounds of purpose. When he's not working, he's working. If anybody else starts riding that stationary bike behind the Bengals bench, I get a little ticked off. That's Rudi's bike.
But it's business. And business says NFL running backs are easily replaced.
He does conveniently leave Emmitt Smith & Terrell Davis out of his analysis, but both those teams built great OL's as well.