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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: Apr 20, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:28 am

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Tell Mr. Rodgers (aka...self appointed greatest ever, in his own mind) that he was part of the problem as much as anyone else.  Watch that hand-off he gave to McCoy (about the NFC's second play or so)....he was as lazy as anyone I have seen.  He literally walked back to hand it off.  I have been a HUGE Rodgers fan since before the draft....and with this year has gone by, I have begun to think he has already thought about he has nothing else to prove.  Rodgers you are now OVER-RATED...shut your mouth!

Since: Nov 27, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:48 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Im surprised that players still GO to that game. I wouldnt waste my time if I was one of them. Better go play golf or something that means something. This game sure as heck dont.

Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:20 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

He played like an Erin. The Pack only won like 15 games this year. Awful.

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:14 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl is on TV?
I forgot that the Pro bowl game was going be played a week before the Super Bowl, I am more used to the Pro Bowl game played after the Super Bowl.

Since: Nov 12, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:04 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I watched for about five minutes and realized a flag football game would be more interesting than the Pro Bowl.  Why bother?  It was rediculous.

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:56 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Are you kidding me?  Matt Flynn over Aaron Rodgers?  That is pure stupidity.  And, its Aaron, not Erin.  Not many men named Erin. 

Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:20 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl is on TV?

Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:09 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

They still put on this show?  All the all-star games are ridiculous and for some reason they felt compelled to try and make the baseball one mean something.  If they are for the fans, and the fans dont care...  As for Rodgers, shouldnt he be more concerned about the Packers performance in the NFC Divisional game?  You want to talk lack of pride, how about watching that game 5-6 times and talk about lack of effort.  

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:07 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Oh, i forgot one other thing.  Shut up Erin Rodgers, the Packers would probably be in the Superbowl again if Matt Flynn started against the Giants you overrated, TD celebration SELLOUT. Discount double choke.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:04 pm

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Another hardcore football fan here.  So I take it from this article that the NFC lost?  I don't really know because I'm a hardcore fan of the sport of football, not the sport of a fake game where they pamper millionaires.

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