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NFL Gameday: AFC All-Stars Vs. NFC All-Stars

January 27th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
By Dan Benton
NFL Pro Bowl
Jan. 27th, 2013
AFC All-StarsNFC All-Stars
Game Details
Time: 7:00 PM EDT
Stadium: Aloha Stadium (Honolulu, HI)
Broadcast: NBC
Game Conditions
Weather: Showers
Temperature: 75°F – 78°F
Wind: S 10-11 MPH
Notable Absences
Tom Brady
Wes Welker
Vonta Leach
Rob Gronkowski
Von Miller
Ed Reed
Aaron Rodgers
Matt Ryan
Robert Griffin III
Calvin Johnson
DeMarcus Ware
Patrick Willis

Player/Coach Quotes:

Arian Foster:

"I think it's an honor and a tradition, but for you to expect the best athletes in the NFL to come out and play a game 100 percent when you can't game plan, you can't blitz, you can't do all these things, it's not going to be competitive like everybody wants it to be," Foster said.

Peyton Manning:

"The past two years, the play in this game has been unacceptable," Manning said. "If it was a walkthrough, your coach would say it was a bad walkthrough. And that's why [the league] could try to cancel this game."

Adrian Peterson:

"When you play down, you put yourself in jeopardy of getting hurt going through the motions. So I won't be playing down," Peterson said. "I'm going to play hard."

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6 Responses to “NFL Gameday: AFC All-Stars Vs. NFC All-Stars”

  1.  Dirt says:

    It’s nice to see Chris Snee, voted to the Pro Bowl for his consistency, throwing “Look out!” blocks to the finest the AFC has to offer. This guy doesn’t skip a beat!

  2.  Krow says:

    Eli’s sh1t year seems to have extended to the Pro Bowl.

  3.  jfunk says:

    Eli represent! Nothing like a pro bowl pick-six to put a cap on your season. :-P

  4.  sonnymooks says:

    Its not impossible or even that hard to stop these so-called wide open schemes.

    If you want to put the breaks on these read option plays, you don’t need to go innovative or reinvent the wheel, look at the colleges and go old school. Its called HITTING.

    The read options biggest downside is that it leaves its QB open to alot of hits, so JUST HIT THE GUY HARD ! and KEEP DOING IT !

    If the other teams want to leave their QB vulnerable, take advantage of it, its not brain surgery, no one is looking for the cure for cancer here.

    You Punish the QB, you punish the HB, you punish the offense as a whole with rough physical hard HITTING play.

    Its a style that beat the Patriots, its a style that knocked the Houston Oilers out of the playoffs year after year in the 90′s, its how RG3 got hurt in his playoff game.

    Mike Tyson once said everyone has a plan until they get hit. These spread offense, and read options, are all about planning, make them pay with hard hitting.

    One of the other things to remember, is that for teams to run these systems, they need tempo, speed, quickness, which usually means quicker, more agile and faster OL. The downside ? These teams sacrifice size, especially up front. That means smaller linemen.

    Answer, get bigger, stronger Defensive lineman and linebackers, this is football, same sport thats been around for a very very long time, and the end of the day, more times then not (but not always, but generally) Size beats speed (provided size isn’t slower then molasses). Big and fast, beats small and fast.

    You don’t need to rewrite the playbook, go crazy with schemes, or turn into a mad scientist, all you need to do, is get bigger players and hit harder, over and over again.

    Same formula has worked for years, and still works most of the time today. It works in High School, works in college, works in the NFL.

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