Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ripped the effort (or lack thereof) of some of his fellow Pro Bowlers after this year’s game, and the NFL’s decision to bring back the Pro Bowl for at least another year hasn’t changed his mind.
Rodgers told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that he thought the effort most of the guys brought to the game was a joke.
“After the Pro Bowl experience, the things that happened at the hotel, during the week and then in the game, I just thought was so disappointing,” Rodgers said. “Not only myself, the coaching staff that we brought, but to the fans. I mean, I’m sitting there, I bought six tickets as well so I have six people in the stands watching me in the game and I felt I was embarrassed for them so I just felt like it was the right time to say something like that.”
Bart Scott might not like it, but Rodgers is right: The quality of play in the Pro Bowl has grown increasingly poor, and if the players aren’t even going to act interested, there’s little reason to play the game at all.