I have long been against the Pro Bowl. I feel it is an absolute joke and that the players really do not take it seriously. If you need more ammo for that position, Jeff Saturday will be on the NFC side. The Green Bay Packers center remains quite popular, but he did just get benched last week.
I’m told John Sullivan is a Pro Bowl alternate, passed over for Max Unger and … Jeff Saturday. What a complete joke. Best center in NFC.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 26, 2012
This is not a knock against Saturday. He has a great reputation against the league, but his best days are long behind him. The Packers offensive line struggled with him in and the running game looked great in the first game without him. He understood his role and had no problem being benched. However, this does not mean he should make the Pro Bowl.
There are a lot of players that deserve a spot ahead of Saturday. He may be a player that people respect, but you need to still be skilled to make the game. Saturday has consistently graded out as the worst member of the line. If a guy like that can make this game, that should tell you all you need to know about how much of a joke the Pro Bowl really is.
It would be nice if Saturday would turn down the spot, but who knows if that will happen. Him getting selected for the game is just something that should not have happened in the first place.