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Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:42 pm
 
A. Rodgers said he was embarrassed by the NFC's players effort in the Pro Bowl (US Presswire).

By Josh Katzowitz

The Pro Bowl, as we all know, is a joke.

We tried making some suggestions last year (um, hello, running clock?!?), and this year, we described why the changes the NFL did make didn’t improve the quality of the game.

Not only do we see this game as an exercise in irrelevance, mostly because the players’ effort is lacking, but apparently so does Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

During his regular appearance on ESPN Milwaukee, Rodgers said  the NFC players “embarrassed themselves” during the game last Sunday. He also said he was "disappointed in the lack of pride.”

Said Rodgers: “I feel like there should be some pride involved in a game like that, and I was just surprised by some of the efforts of some of the guys. This was my second Pro Bowl. (I) played in the one in 2010. It was down in Fort Lauderdale/Miami. I felt that that one had a lot more energy.

“The AFC side obviously had more energy. I think they were upset about the second onside kick (called by Packers coach Mike McCarthy), and at that point they played a lot harder than we did. But even in the early going, they were playing definitely harder than we were.”

Obviously, there’s no reason for the Pro Bowl selections to go all out and risk injury, and the NFL enforces special rules in the game to decrease those chances as well. But when the defensive linemen are basically shaking hands with the offensive linemen each time the ball is snapped and when would-be-tacklers let ball-rushers run right by them for touchdowns, you have to ask yourself, what’s the point of watching this?

And maybe now Rodgers is asking himself, what’s the point of playing?

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Comments

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:20 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Best way to fix this is to just name the pro bowl teams and then skip the game. I'd like to see them just do a bunch of skill competitions QBs have throwing contests, AFC OL vs. NFC OL in a tug of war competition, etc. Just make it a completely fan oriented event. The game's a sham anyway since half the players there weren't selected originally. Make it fun since it certainly isn't football.



Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:19 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Rodgers should just shut his hole. He is going to get the crap knocked out of him next year if he keeps this premadonna stuff up. Man, i thought Favre was bad.



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:16 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

They played a Pro Bowl game? Must of missed it. Only ones watching that game are the betters.



Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:15 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

This used to be an annual trip for me in the late 80's/early 90's..6 x's I've went there and each time it was more, ALOT more competitive than what I watched Sunday evening..True All you should be embarrassed as I withdraw all future voting as you players showed you no longer care then likewise I no longer will care as well who of you some overpriced players make it..



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:13 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Rodgers keeps this up he'll even top Favre as a Media Diva.
How would you describe the Pro Bowl if you were asked about it by the media? Moron.



Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:53 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Pro-bowl? Really its just the pro-bowl, its not like it counts or anything. Rodgers keeps this up he'll even top Favre as a Media Diva.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:38 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

My friends and I play way harder for pick up games that mean nothing.
Playing at the level they played in the Pro Bowl shows disrespect for the sport.
Instead they should do skills competition events.



Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:32 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Has the pro bowl ever included some sort of skills competition like the NBA and NHL do? I feel like that would get more interest from fans and viewers for the weekend. Some sort of accuracy and long ball competition for QBs (would love to see vick, brady, rogers, big ben, etc see how far they can throw the ball), ultimate 40 yard dash competition to see who the fastest guy in NFL is, or some other ideas like that. Personally would be interested in watching that.




Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:25 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Just Eliminate the Pro Bowl get rid of it completely...we don't need it we don't watch it means nothing and players dont' care...its a tribute to the phrase "going through the motions" so why have it around...have players vote for their peers as all pros which is different then going to the pro bowls and the players get pauid as a result of being all pro not going to the pro bowls so the players union isn't upset any.




Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:23 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

The NFL ought to do away with the Pro Bowl and just have an All-Pro team for each conference.  Send the guys who make the All-Pro team to a strip club to make it rain.



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