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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: May 1, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:02 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Maybe its time to just name the players to the Pro bowl and have that as honors without playing an all star game where teams don't want thier players to get hurt ect... Players that make the Super Bowl can't even be part of it the last couple of years because it is the week before as well.  Do away with the Pro Bowl and just name players as All Pro.



Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:01 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Frankly i don't know why anyone watches the pro bowl, and this is coming from someone who watches EVERY preseason game.  At the least the NHL all-star game puts individual player skill on display.



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:30 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

Seriously? I bet you had a good chuckle to yourself over this, didn't you?



Since: Jun 24, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:10 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

All All-Star contests are awful and not worth watching but the more physical contact sports suffer the most of all. Football and hockey are totally ridiculous without the physicality and effort. Baseball fares the best because THAT sport doesn't require players to put their bodies at risk to play well. But football and hockey should consider doing away with All-Star game, especially football. The Pro Bowl makes no sense.



Since: Feb 10, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:05 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

The only reason I can see that Rodgers is embarrassed is that he forgot to do his discount double check!!!!!!!



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:03 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

You mean the nfl in general right? Cuz the direction the whole nfl is heading they want every game to look like the Pro Bowl.



Since: Dec 27, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:52 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

The only thing worse than watching that "Dancing with the stars" exibition was anyone who paid to go see that!



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:41 pm
 

Rodgers 'embarrassed' by NFC effort in Pro Bowl

I believe this pretty much says it all:

"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"?

Will NEVER watch this game again.....and this coming from a guy who "live and breathes" for NFL games



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Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:25 pm
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