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The annual NFL All-Star game, referred to as the Pro Bowl, has received its fair share of criticism over the years. From fans complaining that the game is simply pointless to players giving half-hearted efforts, the Pro Bowl has been less than ideal for the NFL. With recent talks of possibly canceling the game all together, there may be one last hope.
According to reports, the Pro Bowl may adopt a similar approach to the NHL All-Star game; there will be a player draft, with teams chosen by elected captains. Jason La Canfora of CBS.com summed up the situation:
The NFLPA proposal, in which team captains and/or other parties pick players for two Pro Bowl teams once fan voting/team selection is complete, was presented to the owners two weeks ago at the league meeting and continues to generate positive momentum, sources said. There are no dissenting voices and league officials met this week to add to the skeleton they have in place for the format change, though more work must be done.
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Jason La Canfora doesn’t have any doubt that West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith will be taken in the top-five of this month’s NFL draft.
Geno Smith will be a top-five draft pick. There isn’t any doubt about it.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see him go in the top three. Specifically, to Jacksonville second overall.
I agree with La Canfora. With the NFL being...
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that it’s becoming “increasingly likely” that the NFL will implement a draft format for future Pro Bowls.
Here are some of the earlier details included in the NFLPA’s proposal:
The Pro Bowl voting system of fan and team selections would likely remain intact.
Team captains or other parties would select players.
“Very likely” to be...
The NFL has been looking at new ways to generate interest for the Pro Bowl. Personally, this is a “game” I care very little for and very rarely ever watch. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora reported on Thursday that the NFL is suggesting changes to the method which players are selected on the two rosters. A draft, likely televised in primetime, is something the league is...
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes that West Virginia QB Geno Smith will end up being a top-five pick and “there isn’t any doubt about it.“
La Canfora mentions that is wouldn’t be a surprise to see him get drafted by the Jaguars at No. 2 overall. He also adds that he’s not buying the idea that the Raiders, Cardinals and Bills are no longer considering taking...
Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Panthers have agreed to terms with former Giants WR Domenik Hixon.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Hixon has agreed to a one-year deal.
Hixon reportedly had interest from the Lions, Browns and Raiders before signing with Carolina. He recently met with the team earlier in the week, but left with a contract.
The Panthers have been in need...
According to Jason La Canfora from CBS Sports, wide receiver Domenik Hixon has agreed to a one-year contract with the Panthers.Fantasy Spin:It was easy for Eli Manning to forget about Hixon with Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz around in New York. Carolina should be a much friendlier fantasy setting for the 28-year-old.