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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: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:25 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Although I hate to admit it, Rodgers is right. The NFL is really faced with a problem here. The game is a joke and nobody is really interested. Contrary to the NBA, NHL and MLB there is no chance of doing a skills contest (maybe throwing footballs through tires ).

On the other hand, the top players need to be honored in some way. Perhaps a type of All-American list. No sport has a really good all star game, but the NFL is really the worst. The NHL game on Sunday was also a shootout, but at least it was semi-entertaining.   
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Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:22 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Everything about that game was embarassing, but BY FAR the most embarassing was the play of Cam Newton.  He had no business being in the game to start with.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:05 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

@adamms1384 Maybe next time you will think twice before you call people names! Then they won't troll you!




Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:02 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

What are you talking about.  Its like this year in, year out.  It's not like this year's crap sandwich tasted any different than last year's.
I'm agreeing with you.  I think you just took my statement the wrong way, or maybe I shouldnt have stated it conditionally.  I would actually watch the Pro Bowl if it were somewhat competitive, but at its current state, I wish they would just get rid of it.



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:00 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

i've never watched a pro bowl. and i probably wont start until it becomes more interesting. cuz this is awful



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:00 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I'm still trying to figure out how Cam Newton got sacked twice.  The defenses can't blitz, can only rush 4 guys, and every one of them basically took two steps, made contact with an offensive lineman, and then stopped moving.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:59 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Yeah, right, you wish. What a loser you are. Rodgers is one of the only "real decent" players in the NFL.
Ignore him.  He is clearly only here to troll.  I feel ashamed that I replied to one of his idiotic statements.



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:58 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

If the effort is going to be THIS terrible year in and year out, then they should just get rid of the Pro Bowl altogether.  


What are you talking about.  Its like this year in, year out.  It's not like this year's crap sandwich tasted any different than last year's.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:55 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Whatever peckerfan4!



Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:54 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl has always been a joke, who cares? Maybe Rodgers should be more embarrassed by the way he played in the divisional round of the playoffs. That was a game that mattered, the Pro Bowl, not so much.


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