Re: Pro Bowl BEFORE The Super Bowl This Year: Like It?
Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I'd say play touch football but some guy got his knee totally wiped out playing touch on the beach a few years back. So they'll play at 80%, dial back the blitzes and defense, and just cruise.
That was Robert Edwards. After the rookie New England rb rushed for more than 1,100 yards in '98 he was invited to participate in a four on four flag football game exhibition composed of rookies the same weekend as the Pro Bowl (Peyton Manning also played). During the game Edwards suffered a knee injury that was so bad that doctors were initially concerned that they might have to amputate the leg. He didn't play in the NFL again until 2002 and that season he was only a backup for Miami. '98 and '02 were the only two years that he played in the NFL.
Originally Posted by RedsBaron
While I am no longer a very big fan of all star games in any professional sport, the injury risk in the Pro Bowl is so great that it is in particular a game that I would just as soon see eliminated. Go ahead and pick all pro teams without playing the game.
That might happen someday if someone like Peyton Manning suffers a similar type injury, as Edwards did, while playing in the Pro Bowl.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
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