Packers Pro Bowl Selections Still Matter
Many people could look at Pro Bowl and say who cares? Pro Bowl turned itself into a meaningless game, and it lacked the importance that what we see with NBA All-Star Game or MLB All-Star Game. There are variety of reasons why the NFL all-star game became the red-headed stepchild of all-star games in professional sports. That being said, Pro Bowl selections are still important for the first or second-time players who are rewarded for a great season.
Green Bay Packers had three selections – Aaron Rodgers (No duh), T.J. Lang and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Lang and Clinton-Dix are first-time Pro Bowlers. That’s such a cool accomplishment for both players. They are both well-deserved. Lang established himself as one of the best offensive guards in football. He made the Pro Bowl despite missing a few games with a broken foot. He’s one of the hardest workers on the team, Clinton-Dix is the team’s ironman. With so many injuries, Clinton-Dix hasn’t missed one snap all season. He’s come on very strong in the past few weeks becoming the leader of the defensive backfield.
Pro Bowl selections still matter because they snub guys like Mike Daniels. He missed the Pro Bowl for the second straight season. Daniels is the most underrated player in football it feels like. There’s a group of NFL people who miss what Daniels is doing on a weekly basis.
If things go right for Green Bay in these coming weeks then in January, there will be more important things than an all-star game.