Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
Criticism of the play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl reached a new level whenÂ Green Bay PackersquarterbackÂ Aaron RodgersÂ blasted the effort of some NFC teammates Tuesday.
“I’ll be honest with you,” Rodgers said on ESPN 540 in Milwaukee. “I was a little bit disappointed. I felt like some of the guys on the NFC side embarrassed themselves.”
The AFC routed the NFC 59-41 in a game that drew boos at Aloha Stadium for its lack of early intensity. Rodgers, who started and played the first quarter for the NFC, didn’t name specific players.
“I was just surprised that some of the guys either didn’t want to play or when they were in there didn’t put any effort into it,” Rodgers said.
Avoiding injuries in a meaningless all-star game is a high priority for many players. Rodgers, however, said that playing half-speed isn’t the answer.
“I’ve always found that when you’re going that tempo, that’s when the injuries are going to happen, not if you’re going full speed,” Rodgers told ESPN 540. “You’re more likely to get an injury standing around a pile or just going through it half-speed.”
WRITTEN BY Kevin Seifert covers the NFC North for ESPN.com & FULL STORY HERE