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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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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:11 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Play the Pro Bowl in London.

Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:45 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Moron? Moi? Oh, just show your name, so no use using big words; he didn't have to take the call.I would describes it as NOTS, not to be taken seriously, unless, of course, your under 12 yrs old.

Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:44 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

What the heck is Rogers talking about. This is a celebrity bowl. Bring the wife and kids to Hawaii, relax, get some sun, watch some whales and dolphins, go for catamaran ride around Diamond Head......DISAPPOINTED????????. Maybe Rogers should look in his own locker room. Embarrassing is........the Packers going 15-1 and then yielding 37 pts and 440 yards, in a 1st round exit slaughter to the Giants. NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii.........82 degrees, 100 points, and mai-tai's. What's not to like?      

Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:22 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Someone forgot to tell Rodgers that the Pro Bowl is a joke! Or, perhaps Rodgers doesnt know how to dial down his intensity, but that's what makes him such a great QB. People paid money to go see the Pro Bowl? Seriously why? I didn't even bother to watch in TV... Instead let's pick the best of the draft, and watch them go at it. Now that would be worth a trip to Hawaii!!!

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:04 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

It's a meaningless all star exhibition game!!!  Who cares??? 

Since: Feb 1, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:02 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I was at that game and it was a fun afternoon. The offensive display was great to see. The players knew they were playing first  to avoid injury (basically two-hand touch football) and secondly to enjoy the Hawaiian weather. They played hard during the season and this was a reward for them. It was entertainment, pure and simple. We had a great time and will go back if they play in Hawaii next year.

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:45 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Get rid of the game, or as another poster suggested, make it a flag football exhibition. Then do the skills showcase, Rodgers vs. Tom Brady to see who can hit the most targets, something like that.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:08 am
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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:03 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Why does the NFL risk injury to any of its stars by having a meaningless post season exhibition game???  This game makes no sense.  An NFL players career is really normally such a short term deal, why waste this game as part of it.  The body can only take so much punishment, so adding even one additional hit from this game is stupid.  As much as it makes little sense for NFL management to want to expose their players to injury in playing this game, it really is crazy that the Players Association is on board.  Players should end this game, and replace it with some type of skills competition and awards ceremony/show.   

Since: Apr 2, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:02 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Well were on that team.
You mean that you couldn't have said all of this in the huddle and you had to wait until your show on ESPN Radio?
I liked sports a lot more when we didn't have these idiots basically wired for sound 24/7 with Radio, TV, FB and Twitter...not long ago fans didnt get such a close look and listen to these guys and we didn't really know much about them off the field or we never really new if they were jackasses..but now, there is no mystery.

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