Quantcast

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.


Around The Web

  • Anonymous

    If the ProBowl is truely what Sean McCoy declares…..what IS the point?  The fans pay how much to watch a game that isn’t?  I think they all deserve a refund.  Couldn’t these players have competed a bit more and really made a game of it instead of just jogging up and down the field? 

  • Anonymous

    If they are not going to try, then what is the point? If it is just for recognition, then send the players a certificate and some $. If you are going to come all the way to Hawaii, to play a game with all the best players in the league, then play some real football!

  • Anonymous

    It’s a joke, unless they played for home field advantage in the playoffs the following year. Learn a lesson from MLB.

  • Anonymous

    I just wanted to say that all of you guys made some really good points and I agree with all 3 comments. It’s  just wrong! Because of the risk of injury what should they do? This is obviously why they play like that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFTD33HDUMOTZJKCGDS7OBETIU Ken

    You are paid to play the game, so play the game. The game made you wealthy. The fans expect a lot more. Pure selfishness.

  • Anonymous

    Really, what would you expect from ‘ol LeSean? This is the caliber player  in the NFL nowadays. Mike Vick’s “Dream Team”. Thug team is more like it but if the fans keep paying it’s more of the same. You’re lucky if they give 75% in the regular games.

  • Anonymous

    Obviously playn for pride isnt enough so maybe they need to be rewarded to play better. As sad as it is without the fans there would be no league.Rodgers said it right none of the players should be mad at his comments if your upset with his statement as a player than play harder injuries are part of the game thats why u have an off season to rehab and get healthier. Pride use to be enough its changed, to sad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5CYJI6V4BZN5FGQUB6DPU477T4 JOSH

    RISK OF GETTING INJURED???? THEY HAVE THE WHOLE OFF-SEASON TO RECOVER AND A TON OF CASH TO GET THE BEST TREATMENTS.GIMMIE A BREAK ! IF I COULD AFFORD TO GO TO HAWAII ,IT SURE WOULDN’T BE TO WATCH THE PRO BOWL.THEY NEED NEW RULES TO MAKE THE GUYS COMPETETIVE….. THE NFL IS BECOMING A JOKE AND SO IS GOODELL

  • http://twitter.com/PacoDaGreat_Est Francisco M. Davis

    i wish  the pro bowl was more serious but i understand why they dont play hard, arron rodgers is complaining but he didnt even face a pass rush. nobody wants to get injured and that makes sense. if anything they shouldnt even have a game or at least give the team that wins an incentive for next season.

  • http://twitter.com/PacoDaGreat_Est Francisco M. Davis

    getting injured whether u can afford to pay for it or not is not a risk worth taking, what if an acl gets torn? that can affect the rest of your career. the time you take to recover can take time away from other important things they may have going on. they dont just play football….

  • Anonymous

    Yeah leave it to a quarterback to make a statement about playing hard. So easy to talk when you are behind enemy lines. Perhaps he would like to go back to the old rules when QBs were part of the pain game.

  • Anonymous

     Sounds like you are a TeeBo caliber fan!

  • Anonymous

    ….and there’s always one person who can’t quit talking about the “thug” Eagles. give it a break. and really? i bet the fans could give two sh*ts about watching that game. they’re probably there on vacation and go for a meet and greet and a picture. the players probably treat it like a practice. and why shouldn’t they? imagine A. Peterson having his injury in that game. imagine a player getting pummeled after catching the ball and getting a serious concussion. it’s a meaningless game and a chance for fans to see their favorite player one last time having fun. it’s a reward for those players that busted their a$$ all season to relax and joke around doing the thing they love with no repercussion. and it wasn’t Mike Vick that coined the term “Dream Team” it was Young. and if they’re so much a bunch of thugs, besides Vick (years ago), who else has been in the news for something bad? 

  • Anonymous

    Not really a fan at all, just an observer. I grew out of my fan stage several years back. I just can’t help but notice the character degradation in all professional sport. Sent on the Sprint® Now Network from my BlackBerry®

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Griffin/1798882807 John Griffin

    Give me 50 grand. I’ll risk injury!

  • Anonymous

    Ya know, if you’re so concerned about getting injured, possibly a career ending injury, then don’t play.  No one is forcing these guys to go to Hawaii.  It’s turned into a paid working vacation with very little work. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jbmaverick Jack Maverick

    I have no idea why they even play this game.  I’m a big fan of Aaron Rodgers, but I’m with the “take it easy” guys on this one.

  • http://twitter.com/TripleB1981 Brian Daniel

     I guess you’ve never seen Rodgers play then. He got sacked 36 times this season and often runs the ball himself when no other play can be made. Aaron can take a hit and obviously isn’t afraid to. And by the context, I’m not sure you know what “behind enemy lines” means. And QBs are still a part of the pain game. A good number of teams lost their starting QB to injury this season and some even lost their 2nd string. Romo played with fractured ribs and a punctured lung.

  • http://twitter.com/TripleB1981 Brian Daniel

    If they’re not going to play hard, then why bother wasting any money on Pro Bowl jerseys or time and energy getting helmets or other gear there? Just give them matching t-shirts and flags to wear around their waists.