10 Former NFL Stars Who Could Coach the Pro Bowl in 2015

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10 Former NFL Stars Who Could Coach the Pro Bowl in 2015

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As the 2014 Pro Bowl approaches quickly there seems to be more excitement surrounding it with the new non-conference, fantasy football draft format. This year the two great choices to coach a team were Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice. Can’t you just picture those two having fun calling the shots from the drafting of players all the way through the game itself? Considering the flack that the NFL has taken over the years for the Pro Bowl, this could be a very nice change.

The questions surrounding it of course include how it will go when it is game time and how the fans will like the new format going forward. Assuming that things are at least improved from a viewership standpoint in the new format, another interesting question arises. Which former NFL stars will be selected or available to coach next year’s 2015 Pro Bowl? I know of a few that strike me as good possible right off the start.

There could be good former coaches that would be good for the job as well. Whatever the situation, assuming things work well and that they will select a new coach set every season; this could be something that many of us actually look forward to. The Pro Bowl is never going to be what the All-Star game is in baseball. It’s just not the same type of situation but that doesn’t mean it has to stink. At least their all-star game is at the end of the season unlike baseball’s. Feel free to add your thoughts on which former players would make good coaches for next year as well.

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10 – Emmitt Smith

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The former Cowboys running back certainly still seems to know his stuff. I can see him being a very successful Pro Bowl coach in the future with his knowledge and intensity around the game.

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9 – Howie Long

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Come on, just look at that face. You know this guy would take this or any fantasy coaching job as seriously as if it were the Super Bowl. I would love to see him in the spot next season.

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8 – Terry Bradshaw

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Bradshaw is certainly unique in many ways but he also knows a little about the game. Best of all he would potentially bring a fun feeling to his sideline if he were chosen to coach.

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7 – Barry Sanders

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I confess there is one main reason I’d like to see Sanders do this. It would be so awesome if he just called his own number and broke free for a TD after making half the team miss.

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6 – Michael Irvin

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It would be nice to see Irvin coach an entire team in the art of pushing off just right so they could be successful in the game without getting flagged. Plus he would do very well choosing a team as well.

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5 – Michael Strahan

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Strahan has always been an entertaining personality but now with the added publicity of the television show he works on, it would be ideal to add him to the list next season.

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4 – Kurt Warner

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Warner still has the passion for the game and enough knowledge to possibly be a real NFL coach one day. He’s a great guy and I think for sure that he would excel in the role of fantasy coach.

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3 – Steve Young

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Young has always been and is still one of the more passionate players around the NFL. Even as an analyst he clearly has knowledge and passion for the game.

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2 – Warren Sapp

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Who in the world of the NFL does not love Warren Sapp? Look at that face and tell me it wouldn’t be awesome to see him roaming sidelines or even just selecting a team.

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1 – Troy Aikman

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Aikman is one half of one of my favorite broadcast teams but it would be even more fun to watch him in the role that Rice and Sanders are taking right now.


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