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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: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:58 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I was thinking the same thing this past weekend. I tuned in for about an hour.  I know what the Pro bowl is about, but c'mon man.  That effort was most pathetic. It isn't even worth watching on tv. 

Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:49 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Here is what the NFL should do.  Take 7 players from each NFL team and have a 7 on 7 flag football tournament.  I know the risk of injury is still there, but the fans know it will be for funsies.  Have it the week after the Super Bowl in Hawaii or Florida (I don't care).  I always like watching the alumni play in those flag football events.  Have each team represent a charity of there choice and the teams help raise money for them.  Part of the reason the game is useless, is because they moved it to fill in the week before the Super Bowl.  I'm a Lions fan and to see Cam Newton in the game over Matthew Stafford is absurd.  Cam is a joke and will be having his head handed to him next season.  To get sacked that many times and to throw 3 picks in a Pro Bowl (without a blitz) is pathetic.  The NFL put him in there for hype and it only exposed his sorry mechanics and effort.

Since: Jan 10, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:31 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl game Sunday was a joke. Period.  

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:27 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

If only Megan didn't insist on her friend on wearing the sparkily fingernail polish and the Clay Mattews jersey instead of the regular fingernail polish and Arron Rogers jersey.  The Packers would have beat the Giants and won the super bowl....way to go Megan.

Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:21 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I never understood why they had an all-star type game in a league where the sport itself is so violent?  I understand that an athlete could get hurt in the baseball or basketball all-star game, but with the NFL being the way it is today, I would think the likelihood for a serious injury has much greater odds.  I would imagine the owners hold their breath during the entirety of this game.  I suppose the energy level and seriousness is not as great as the regular season, but still....

Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 6:56 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

both conferences have ALWAYS taken it easy on one another!  b4 anyone gets on the high horse with me over Rodgers remarks they are OUT of line!  Those Pro Bowl votes count when it comes time to get your bust in Canton, bet ya won't hear him cry then!

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 6:10 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I'm sorry, was there an All-Star game worth watching sunday? Yes. The NHL All-Star game as always delivered. Above and beyond what any other sport puts together for a All-Star game events.

Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 5:31 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

that was grab football. pathetic!!!!!  scrap the precautionary rules. maybe when someone get blitzed and popped, attitudes will arise and we will have a real football game.

Since: Aug 23, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 5:29 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

You sound like a moron.

Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 4:48 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Although the Pro Bowl is not played in the same level of intensity as regular season games, where physical effort might pay off, I still watch it. Even if it is only for comical relief.

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