The NFL switched some things up this year for the 2014 Pro Bowl, and most of the tweaks appeared to work. Fans enjoyed the dynamic of doing away with conference lines and allowing teammates to play against each other, but not all of the played liked how the draft played out.
For Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, the Pro Bowl draft seemed like a bad way to waste two hours that you could otherwise be enjoying while you are in Hawaii.
“First off, you get there with a lot of great players, they make you wait two and a half hours under a tent for the draft at the Pro Bowl,” Brown said.
In case you weren’t clear that Brown didn’t enjoy standing around, he said that he would like to “see some tweaks, especially upon the draft. You don’t want guys waiting two and a half hours to get picked when we’re all Pro Bowl players.”
The NFL is trying to get as much bang for their buck as they can so it only makes sense for them to attempt to televise the Pro Bowl draft, but if the players would rather be doing something else the league may be wise to try an alternative.