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« : May 23, 2013, 12:02:24 AM »




Goodell will try anything to improve the Pro Bowl


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 May 21st, 2013 at 3:05 pm






 
First it was playing it on the mainland. Then the NFL commissioner considering scrapping the Pro Bowl altogether. Now, it looks like the NFL is willing to try it playground-style. According to Pro Football Talk, Goodell is considering having team captains pick the teams.

Can you imagine it? Peyton Manning picking for the AFC, while his brother Eli selects the NFC side (minus his daughter in the photo of course.)
 
So, what was once an All-Star Game full of willing participants in the sun and glow of Hawaii could turn into playground football.

This new format could happen as soon as this coming season, as Goodell is discussing this issue along with many others at the NFL Spring Meeting in Boston.
 
Hey, are any of you getting flashbacks to your days back in elementary school? Remember? Standing there sweating during your 20 minutes of recess, hoping that either Sean or Michael picks you before the player pool shrinks to you, the kid with Forrest Gump leg braces.
 
Speaking of which, if this new format actually goes through, what position would go first? Would you take an Adrian Peterson? Maybe a Calvin Johnson? Do you go defense with Patrick Willis or Aldon Smith?
 
Personally, we here at Laces Out would draft all offensive linemen. Then we’d make sure our squads was “skins” instead of “shirts.” Let’s let the people really get a close, jiggly look at what really goes on in the trenches.





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« #1 : May 23, 2013, 01:43:16 AM »

They should bring back all the competitions they use to have. Those were entertaining to watch.

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« #2 : May 23, 2013, 03:33:22 AM »

The skills challenges were definitely cool. Not going to hawaii every year is dumb as well. Theyve done so much to improve it that theyve forgotten what theyve taken out. Guys barely trying just kills it.



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« #3 : May 23, 2013, 08:36:14 AM »

 Can we add " Tweeting While Blind-folded " to the skills competition ? I think its only fair if we give Geraldini a competition he actually has a chance to win ...

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« #4 : May 23, 2013, 09:21:53 AM »

Yeah, I'd watch the hell out of a skills competition.

Which quarterback can throw the farthest?  Or with the most velocity?

Which skill position player is fastest over forty yards?  Over 100?  In pads?

Which offensive lineman can dunk a basketball?

Etc, etc, etc...


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« #5 : May 23, 2013, 07:24:20 PM »

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« #6 : May 23, 2013, 07:59:05 PM »

The skills challenges were definitely cool. Not going to hawaii every year is dumb as well. Theyve done so much to improve it that theyve forgotten what theyve taken out. Guys barely trying just kills it.

Just dont ask Josh to participate in a moving target drill.. Watching that a cpl years ago at the night practice was pathetic.

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« #7 : May 23, 2013, 08:13:53 PM »

Seems like a dumb idea, but I guess they are desperate for ideas to improve the game.  I have said all along,  just name the All-Pros, and that is the end of it. No game necessary.

Even if they had no game, but skills competition, the chance is still there that somebody could get seriously hurt.  Years ago, a RB, I think he was a Patriot, tore up his knee bad in the sand.


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« #8 : May 23, 2013, 09:15:58 PM »

Yeah, I'd watch the hell out of a skills competition.

Which quarterback can throw the farthest?  Or with the most velocity?

Which skill position player is fastest over forty yards?  Over 100?  In pads?

Which offensive lineman can dunk a basketball?

Etc, etc, etc...

They should let the guys from Sports Science put it together.

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« #9 : May 23, 2013, 09:34:06 PM »

Seems like a dumb idea, but I guess they are desperate for ideas to improve the game.  I have said all along,  just name the All-Pros, and that is the end of it. No game necessary.

Even if they had no game, but skills competition, the chance is still there that somebody could get seriously hurt.  Years ago, a RB, I think he was a Patriot, tore up his knee bad in the sand.

Robert Edwards who tore every ligament in his knee, suffered nerve damage and almost had to have his leg amputated below the knee during surgery. All sustained in a flag football game. The original prognosis was that he might not walk normally again but he did end up playing again in the NFL and CFL.

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« #10 : May 23, 2013, 09:42:26 PM »

Seems like a dumb idea, but I guess they are desperate for ideas to improve the game.  I have said all along,  just name the All-Pros, and that is the end of it. No game necessary.

Even if they had no game, but skills competition, the chance is still there that somebody could get seriously hurt.  Years ago, a RB, I think he was a Patriot, tore up his knee bad in the sand.

Robert Edwards who tore every ligament in his knee, suffered nerve damage and almost had to have his leg amputated below the knee during surgery. All sustained in a flag football game. The original prognosis was that he might not walk normally again but he did end up playing again in the NFL and CFL.



Ya thats him, thanks. I couldn't recall his name because that was quite some time ago.


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