Breaking: No more AFC vs NFC Pro Bowl

Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by sb1, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. sb1

    sb1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Apparently It's now going to be teams created by "fantasy draft" format like how the NHL is doing it.

    Don't know how I feel about no kickoffs but other than that...nice!

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter23m
    No more kickoffs in Pro Bowl. Rosters will consist of 43 players per squad. Game will be played Jan 26 in Honolulu.

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter25m
    Now players will be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft (really). Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will be draft captains.

    Adam Schefter‏@AdamSchefter27m
    NFL eliminated traditional AFC-NFC Pro Bowl matchup; will be replaced with Pro-Bowl fantasy-like draft, per ESPN sources.
  2. brdmaverick

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    Will the players selected be made up of equal AFC and NFC players, and THEN the fantasy draft happens.........

    OR could potentially all six QBs be from the AFC (or NFC)?
  3. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico Pro Bowl Player

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  4. sb1

    sb1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    It should be fun to see how this works. Will it improve the quality of players in the game and will it make players less inclined to skip it? Is the "draft" before the SB participants are decided?

    I like it.
  5. eternal

    eternal Practice Squad Player

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    Not that I needed another reason to not watch the pro bowl, but I guess this is it.
  6. Claremonster

    Claremonster Banned

    They should have a skills competition...then I would be interested.
  7. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    I still do not see it... suspect a lot of players will opt out.

    Maybe the best thing they could do is some type of skills competition... strength, speed, accuracy and other football type activities...
  8. sb1

    sb1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Wasn't there a skills competition years ago? Not at the pro bowl but sometime in the offseason? I thought I remembered Brady winning some passing competition....
  9. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    With Pro Bowl rosters being determined completely by fan voting, the award will become even less meaningful than it already is. I didn't think that was possible.

    As for the game itself, they should just do away with it since the players are going half-speed in an attempt to avoid injury. Replace it with a flag football game and some skills competitions: for example, a mixture of what is done at the combine (e.g., three-cone drill, vertical jump) and other 'fun' events (e.g., tug of war, best ball golf).
  10. Claremonster

    Claremonster Banned

    Sandlot flag football causes a lot of injuries...especially to running backs.:rolleyes:
  11. sb1

    sb1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I think it's still players, coaches and fans?
  12. Claremonster

    Claremonster Banned

    ala 3 point contest or homerun derby. Something like that...
  13. sb1

    sb1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    :rolleyes: indeed.

  14. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Oops, you are correct; thanks for the correction.

  15. Termigator

    Termigator Rookie

    I don't see how this is going to make the game better. I'm putting my money on another "pat-a-cake pat-a-cake" performance this year. It's a free trip to Hawaii and outside of running around in a pretty green cow pasture for a few hours it's all fruity drinks with umbrellas in them and a day at the beach. I think I'll head to the beach myself that weekend. :)
  16. Elijah

    Elijah Supporter Supporter

    #11 Jersey

    Not sure how I feel about not doing it by conference anymore, don't really care about the new game rules except that they removed special teams from the game. Special teams are just as important as anything else.

    EDIT: I misread the release, thought Rice and Sanders would be the only people who had any say in who makes the Pro Bowl...
  17. sb1

    sb1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I would hope that it still is anyway....
  18. TruthSeeker

    TruthSeeker Supporter Supporter

    Not that I care about the Pro-Bowl, but I absolutely HATE the way the NHL does their Allstar game, so this will give me another reason to not watch the Pro Bowl.
  19. sb1

    sb1 In the Starting Line-Up

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    True, at least in the NHL version of this draft you have active players making the choices.

    I think Brady and Peyton should be captains making picks for their own teams.
  20. Salva135

    Salva135 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    If this is accurate, then it's not just Deion and Rice making the picks:

    I guess it's kind of cool that fans will be involved. Pretty good way to troll some players you hate!

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