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Old 10-23-2012, 12:07 AM  
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NFL considers dropping the Pro Bowl

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/goodell...6848--nfl.html

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL will consider dropping the Pro Bowl if the level of play doesn't improve, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday night.

Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio's ''Town Hall,'' Goodell agreed with host Michael Strahan that last January's Pro Bowl ''was embarrassing.''

''If we cannot accomplish that kind of standard (of high play), I am inclined to not play it,'' Goodell said. ''It is really tough to force competition, and after a long season, to ask those guys to go out and play at the same level they played is really tough.''

The league still would select a Pro Bowl team through voting by players, coaches and fans, because it is an honor, but ''just not play the game,'' he said.

The Pro Bowl will take place in January, a week before the Super Bowl, after the players lobbied to keep it, promising to upgrade their performances. Goodell and others were disappointed in the quality of last year's Pro Bowl, won 59-41 by the AFC and missing any semblance of hard hitting.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:13 AM   #16
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I like the idea of a skills comp, replace the pro-bowl with that.
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Agents will never allow their players to participate in such "competitions" ever again, especially QB's.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:14 AM   #17
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A skills competition would be awesome.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:15 AM   #18
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Near death injury to Patriots running back Robert Edwards.

The guy nearly lost his leg in a pre-game festivity.
Oh Shit. I forgot about that.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:20 AM   #19
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His knee was bent like 90' the wrong way.

Gruesome.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:22 AM   #20
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His knee was bent like 90' the wrong way.

Gruesome.
I just looked it up. Oh god, feel sorry for the guy.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:24 AM   #21
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I just looked it up. Oh god, feel sorry for the guy.
I remember when it happened. The doctors initially thought that they would have to amputate his leg because there was so much damage to his femoral artery.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:26 AM   #22
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Oh god, I remember that now. Yeah that was nasty as hell.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:26 AM   #23
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I remember when it happened. The doctors initially thought that they would have to amputate his leg because there was so much damage to his femoral artery.
wow yea. All these RBs that blow out their knees in the NFL knowadays can usually have surgery and not have too many big permanent pain/injury. Take JC, he's baclk to being a beast again. Mustve been exremely bad for Robert Edwards.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:28 AM   #24
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Actually anyone remember exactly how it happened when he was playing flag football? His foot get caught on someone/thing or something?
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:30 AM   #25
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Actually anyone remember exactly how it happened when he was playing flag football? His foot get caught on someone/thing or something?
IIRC, his foot got caught in the sand.
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IIRC, his foot got caught in the sand.
ouch, poor guy
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ouch, poor guy
The best part about the story, other than the doctors saving his leg and his brief return to the NFL, is that Robert Kraft immediately said that he'd cover Edwards' rookie contract, regardless of whether or not he ever played again.

Say what you will about the Patriots but I thought that was a class move all the way.
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The best part about the story, other than the doctors saving his leg and his brief return to the NFL, is that Robert Kraft immediately said that he'd cover Edwards' rookie contract, regardless of whether or not he ever played again.

Say what you will about the Patriots but I thought that was a class move all the way.
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The best part about the story, other than the doctors saving his leg and his brief return to the NFL, is that Robert Kraft immediately said that he'd cover Edwards' rookie contract, regardless of whether or not he ever played again.

Say what you will about the Patriots but I thought that was a class move all the way.
As much as people here hate the Patriot Way, I think they'd kill to have an owner like Robert Kraft.
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