The purpose for many gamers within the NFL’s Professional Bowl recreation is to keep away from harm, and nobody may blame them for having that outlook.
The NFL is conscious the sport extra intently resembles a flag-football occasion than a regular-season contest. The NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the league is “discussing the Professional Bowl week and methods to enhance it — together with probably eliminating the normal recreation and utilizing that Sunday to showcase the gamers in it.”
One concept that has been broadly shared on social media is popping the Professional Bowl right into a abilities competitors. However former Bengals broad receiver Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson got here up with a distinct plan.
“Have the present professional bowlers play towards the previous period of professional bowlers,” Johnson wrote on Twitter, “like an old style vs new faculty, don’t even want pads, will be flag formatted, would break the viewing rankings for a Professional Bowl simply…”
Followers who sat by means of the AFC’s 41-35 win over the NFC in February thought Johnson’s thought was excellent.
Here’s a sampling of what followers on Twitter had been saying about Johnson’s plan.
This story was initially printed Could 24, 2022 10:58 AM.