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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: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:30 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

as a lions fan, i just want players from detroit to be named to the game, but not actually play in it. i remember the injury to robert edwards which pretty much ended his career, during a rookie sand flag game. just announce the teams and end it all together.



Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:29 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

It is what separates Aaron Rodgers from others, he is competitor. If this were two hand touch he would give max effort.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:29 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Yeah right Rodgers.  Saying the right thing to make yourself look good so everyone will say "What a great guy".
Well, that sure didnt take long for this thread to entice the trolls.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:27 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

So glad Rodgers spoke up about this.  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. 



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:26 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Yeah right Rodgers.  Saying the right thing to make yourself look good so everyone will say "What a great guy".



Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:26 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

All it is is a free vacation for the players (like they need it).

They just need to cancel the game altogether..no one will miss it in the least.



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:23 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Glad to hear Rodgers call it for what it was... Pitiful Effort.  I could sense a few other guys were not happy, judging by body language.  Drew Brees was not happy.  He just doesn't do things half- a**ed, and apparently Rodgers doesn't either.  



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:22 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

what’s the point of watching this?



That pretty much sums up the Pro Bowl.



Since: Feb 23, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:18 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

im glad 1 player has finally admitted its a joke. the nfl should show SB highlites for 3 hours instead of the probowl


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