January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Jerry Rice poses with the Pro Bowl trophy after the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Roger Goodell salutes players for Pro Bowl improvements

The NFL’s Pro Bowl has been criticized for its lack of effort on the player’s part. It has been a relatively uninteresting spectacle and the league has been trying to find ways to bring about some excitement and inject some life in the game. This year they abandoned conference alignments and went with a “fantasy draft” approach. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell felt like the performance on the players was improved and he was quick to praise them.

From Pro Football Talk:

“You have to admit it was very competitive,” Goodell told ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning.  “Exciting.  Fun.  I think the players played much harder.”

Goodell liked the changes, as suggested by NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth.

“I believe it was a very, very positive step,” Goodell said.  “I salute the players.”

But what did you, the fans, think about it? Was it improved and did you think it was better than the previous format? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think about it.

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