Sorry, Aaron Rodgers: LeSean McCoy Says He Didn’t Try in the Pro Bowl
Anyone who gives it 100 percent at the Pro Bowl is treating the fans to a huge bonus. Nobody expect the players to try. As we said earlier, going to the Pro Bowl is more of a vacation than a football game for the NFC and AFC All-Stars. Aaron Rodgers was upset with the lack of effort from the NFC squad last Sunday, but he is surely a member of the minority with that stance. One player who admittedly disagrees with Rodgers is LeSean McCoy.
“Yeah? I’m one of those guys,” McCoy said when he was informed of Rodgers comments about the NFC team. “You walk around every practice and the guys before the games on other teams are like ‘take your time’ because we’re going on a very slow pace, very easy. And you get out there and you see guys half-doing it and you do the same thing.”
Again, that’s the way it goes. It is sad that Rodgers is the one making headlines for complaining about it, but that just speaks to what the game represents. It’s a country club event. McCoy’s attitude of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” is one that is shared by most of the players who participate. Did you see that one run McCoy had where everyone literally gave up at the line of scrimmage — including him — so he just kept on going? Yeah, that was the Pro Bowl in a nutshell.