After Seahawks don’t sign him, C.J. Anderson says, “I’m done with ball”

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Free agent running back C.J. Anderson had a tryout with the Seahawks on Monday, but they didn’t sign him, and afterward he suggested that he no longer wants to play in the NFL.

In a series of tweets, Anderson hinted that he felt he had been misled by the Seahawks and is sick of the business side of football.

“Lord knows what I want to say. If he leaks then text messages that would make my day,” Anderson wrote. “Man oh man this is the reason why I’m done with ball. Performance base business huh.”

Anderson referenced something that happened during the offseason of 2017, when he was with the Broncos, as the moment he began to see the business of football differently.

“You don’t even know the half of It. It would be rude to all Seattle fans what they told me and my agent. Once again that’s the Game not Football there is a difference,” Anderson wrote. “Some of the people never have to experience the Game. I’m Happy for those people. Unfortunately I was the unlucky one who had to play the Game instead of football. All started back April 9 2017. The Football was no longer football for me. It became the Game after that.”

It’s entirely possible that Anderson could be persuaded to change his mind if some team came calling, but given that he only played two games this season, and didn’t play well, it seems likely that his NFL career is over in part because he no longer wants to play, and in part because NFL teams no longer want him.

30 responses to “After Seahawks don’t sign him, C.J. Anderson says, “I’m done with ball”

  1. Truth be told, his stats were incredible last year, and his 2 games with the Lions this year probably don’t define him either. His actual ability is somewhere in between. He’ll catch on some place.

  2. welcome to reality cj.

    us normies get passed up for work by less qualified candidates all the time.

  3. If he’s still looking for a NFL job that is NOT the way to go about it. Truth be told, he’s a pretty hard runner and decent…I’m surprised myself he isnt on a NFL team. Maybe its XFL time and re-establish himself.

  4. Dude, if you had any skills left they would have signed you. No one is playing a “game” with you. Seattle has Superbowl aspirations so they’ll sign the best talent. Quit the crying and go sit back down on the couch and watch the men play next Sunday. You probably ate too many bags of Doritos waiting for the phone to ring and they decided on a less tubby ex player.

  5. Does anyone really think that Beast Mode is in shape to do anything but bust it in from the one yard line? I doubt that he’s kept himself in football shape. I would have gone with Anderson.

  6. bradygirl12 says:
    December 24, 2019 at 10:30 am
    Does anyone really think that Beast Mode is in shape to do anything but bust it in from the one yard line? I doubt that he’s kept himself in football shape. I would have gone with Anderson
    ……………………
    #24 has been prepping for the last 2-3 weeks for this comeback. He made a visit to Seahawk facilities around Dec 13th to ‘check in’. Try reading up a little before just throwing out shade-

  7. The Vikings should sign him for the last week and the playoffs. He has history with the system when he was in Denver. Boone showed he is not ready to be a full time back.

  8. jackedupboonie says:
    December 24, 2019 at 10:48 am

    #24 has been prepping for the last 2-3 weeks for this comeback. He made a visit to Seahawk facilities around Dec 13th to ‘check in’. Try reading up a little before just throwing out shade-
    ————————

    It takes way more than 2-3 weeks for a 33 year old to get into actual football shape. I mean, it took Zeke how long? 5-6 weeks and he’s only 24. I’m not saying Lynch is out of shape, but if he truly only started to get in shape on December 13th, that’s only 11 days ago. Remember what we hear all the time. Working out doesn’t get you into ‘football shape’. You need to be on the field and getting hit and cutting and weaving with actual guys in a true NFL environment in order to be prepared.

  9. #24 has been prepping for the last 2-3 weeks for this comeback. He made a visit to Seahawk facilities around Dec 13th to ‘check in’. Try reading up a little before just throwing out shade-

    Oh, wow, a whole two weeks of working out should be plenty for a 33 year old man who hasn’t had full contact in over a year.

  10. Biggest problem for CJ is he does not play special teams, hard to have a back up RB if he does not play special teams. He was a huge part of the 2015 Broncos team, would not have won SB 50 with out him. Thanks for the great memories, signed Broncos Country!

  11. I’m a retired detective. I can’t even begin to explain how you get passed up for ‘grade’ (detective promotion) because the other person has a ‘hook’ (someone high in the department) and how ANNOYED so many people get.

    I’ve seen so many guys forced to take the Sgt’s exam which is not ‘hook’ based. Civil Service promotion. Become something they don’t want to be. Back to Patrol as a Sgt. Having people (other cops) do completely stupid things that can cost you your job. NO THANKS.

    I just accepted ‘the game’ and did what was put in front of me. Every case was important even though some guys were getting paid more (grade = more money) Like playing between the lines, regardless of salary. Some guys just get paid more for whatever reasons. Fair or not. Accept it or move on. But don’t be bitter. Life is short. Seen way way too many lives cut short to honestly care or waste energy on anything other than my kids.

  12. Did I say he got off the couch on the 13th? Beast Mode visiting the 2nd week of Dec doesn’t mean he hasn’t been working out prior. A lot of people are scared and or jealous this might end up being the story of the 2019 season. Poor Lamar has taken a back seat- Clara, an after thought.

  13. trubroncfan07 says:
    December 24, 2019 at 11:13 am
    Biggest problem for CJ is he does not play special teams, hard to have a back up RB if he does not play special teams. He was a huge part of the 2015 Broncos team, would not have won SB 50 with out him. Thanks for the great memories, signed Broncos Country!

    ————-

    And Lynch plays ST???

  14. jackedupboonie says:
    December 24, 2019 at 10:48 am
    bradygirl12 says:
    December 24, 2019 at 10:30 am
    Does anyone really think that Beast Mode is in shape to do anything but bust it in from the one yard line? I doubt that he’s kept himself in football shape. I would have gone with Anderson
    ……………………
    #24 has been prepping for the last 2-3 weeks for this comeback. He made a visit to Seahawk facilities around Dec 13th to ‘check in’. Try reading up a little before just throwing out shade-
    ____________________________________________

    Prepping “2 or 3 weeks” doesn’t sound like he’s is seriously ready for NFL playoff football. I have heard it is pretty hard.

  15. “welcome to reality cj.

    us normies get passed up for work by less qualified candidates all the time.”
    ____________

    Using language like “us normies” is the reason you get passed up, regardless of whether the other candidates are more or less qualified.

  16. “I’m a retired detective. I can’t even begin to explain how you get passed up for ‘grade’ (detective promotion) because the other person has a ‘hook’ (someone high in the department) and how ANNOYED so many people get.

    I’ve seen so many guys forced to take the Sgt’s exam which is not ‘hook’ based. Civil Service promotion. Become something they don’t want to be. Back to Patrol as a Sgt. Having people (other cops) do completely stupid things that can cost you your job. NO THANKS.

    I just accepted ‘the game’ and did what was put in front of me. Every case was important even though some guys were getting paid more (grade = more money) Like playing between the lines, regardless of salary. Some guys just get paid more for whatever reasons. Fair or not. Accept it or move on. But don’t be bitter.”
    __________

    Seems like you are very bitter. Otherwise, you would not be complaining about how you had neither the credentials nor connections to achieve a promotion.

  17. Lynch was brought in as a PR stunt to get those who do not understand Football excited….. it seems to have worked.

  18. Unless C.J. was demonstratively much better than Lynch/Turbin, going with the two backs that already know the system makes sense. It isn’t Lynch, but Turbin that would’ve been left out, in that case. Lynch was a done deal as soon as the two were hurt.

  19. Signing Lynch distracts the fans and media from the REAL problems.
    Neither Lynch nor Turbin know the Schottenheimer / Solari system.
    C.J. Anderson was a better moneyball choice. But as we all know, Carroll doesn’t play moneyball, and lacks the rings to prove it — compared to 8 for Belichick.

    WHEN DOES JAY AJAYI GET A TRYOUT? At least he still has some tread on the tires.

    If Packers win, then Seahawks should rest players and play at Eagles in 1st round.

  20. All speculation until Sunday…Seattle is very dependent on running the ball, so any outside help, whether it be Lynch or Turbin, is greatly needed…should be entertaining, which is exactly what the Seahawks were for many years….

  21. He obviously should have had someone else actually compose the tweet. He’s suggesting he was promised something definitive by the Seahawks and I’m guessing he’s exaggerating a bit and probably wasn’t.

  22. Still baffled as to why the Rams let him go. He made that offense work at a crucial time, and they’ve been a mess since. On-field chemistry is underrated – with that team, he had “it”.

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