In the wake of the NFC’s loss to the AFC 59-41 in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, NFC starting QB Aaron Rodgers said he was disappointed in his side’s effort.
“I’ll be honest with you,” Rodgers said in an interview with ESPN radio in Milwaukee. “I was a little bit disappointed. I felt like some of the guys on the NFC side embarrassed themselves.”
We have gotten used to the joke that is the Pro Bowl, but this time around it felt even more like guys wanted nothing to do with the game.
Players were treated to boos from the fans at Aloha Stadium for their lack of effort, and rightfully so.
“I was just surprised that some of the guys either didn’t want to play or when they were in there didn’t put any effort into it,” Rodgers added.
We understand that guys don’t want to get injured in a meaningless exhibition game, one that only offers the award of $25,000 to the winners, but Rodgers believes that actually could increase the likelihood of injury.
“I’ve always found that when you’re going that tempo, that’s when the injuries are going to happen, not if you’re going full speed. You’re more likely to get an injury standing around a pile or just going through it half speed.”