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Press coverage to be allowed in 2014 Pro Bowl

Tampa Bay wide receiver Jackson of the NFC celebrates with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Fitzgerald after he scored a touchdown during the third quarter of the NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu Reuters

Like press coverage?

You could be seeing more of it in the 2014 Pro Bowl.

Among the many rules changes coming to the NFL’s annual all-star game is an increase in the coverages defenses can employ. No longer are defenses restricted to man coverage in their base packages. Now, cornerbacks can press at all times, the NFL indicated on Wednesday. Also, defenses can use the cover-2 at any time, too.  (Defenses haven’t had to use man coverage in goal-line situations, the league said.)

The idea of the NFL’s best cornerbacks pressing the league’s top receivers adds another intriguing element to the Pro Bowl.

We can think of one Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback who probably will like this rules change.

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8 Responses to “Press coverage to be allowed in 2014 Pro Bowl”
  1. walkinginthewasteland says: Jul 31, 2013 4:12 PM

    OK I hope I am not getting this wrong. Essentially the Mel Blount rule is not in effect for the Pro-Bowl?

  2. nou04 says: Jul 31, 2013 4:30 PM

    Who cares? The Pro Bowl sucks. Do away with it.

  3. 6ball says: Jul 31, 2013 4:37 PM

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    I can hardly wait for the season to end so I can watch the new and improved pro bowl.

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  4. blacknole08 says: Jul 31, 2013 4:37 PM

    Allow blitzing too. Open the flood gates and turn it into a real game and not some flag football contest.

  5. parasolmonster says: Jul 31, 2013 4:52 PM

    The press already covers too much of this craptastic game.

  6. deathonwings410 says: Jul 31, 2013 5:09 PM

    The probowl might go from unwatchable to awesome!

  7. dacoolnamesweretaken says: Jul 31, 2013 5:31 PM

    I though at first it was talking about the media covering the game…

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 31, 2013 9:32 PM

    “The Pro Bowl is fake.”
    Sincerely, Pro Wrestling

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