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Eddie Lacy started strong in Pro Bowl debut

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 27, 2014 – 10:59 am

RB Eddie Lacy

RB Eddie Lacy

Packers RB Eddie Lacy had to wait until the second half to get into Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii, but he didn’t waste any time being productive once his number was called.

Lacy blasted his way for 8 yards on his first carry in the third quarter and had 17 yards on his first four rushes before a pair of negative-yardage carries hurt his numbers. He finished with seven carries for 14 yards, plus one reception for 9 yards that helped set up a TD for Team Sanders.

Lacy was the third of Team Sanders’ running backs to see action, following Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles and Washington’s Alfred Morris. Team Sanders lost to Team Rice, 22-21, on a late TD and 2-point conversion.

Prior to Sunday’s game, Lacy chatted with packers.com about his weeklong experience in Hawaii. Click here to read that.

 


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Eddie Lacy on Team Sanders for Pro Bowl

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 23, 2014 – 10:17 am

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Packers RB Eddie Lacy was drafted to be on Team Sanders for Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

For the first time in the Pro Bowl’s history, a draft of players was held with the traditional AFC-NFC format scrapped. Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders were the two GMs, and Lacy was one of three running backs taken by Sanders, along with Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles and Washington’s Alfred Morris.

Sanders selected Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick. Lacy is the Packers’ lone representative in the Pro Bowl.


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Eddie Lacy 1st alternate for Pro Bowl; Packers have 7 other alternates

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 27, 2013 – 8:00 pm

RB Eddie Lacy

RB Eddie Lacy

The Packers did not have any players selected for the 2014 Pro Bowl on Friday, as the complete roster of players was announced by the league.

RB Eddie Lacy was named a first alternate. Entering Sunday’s regular-season finale at Chicago, Lacy has 263 carries for 1,112 rushing yards and 10 TDs, all franchise rookie records. Lacy’s yardage total ranks seventh in the league and his rushing TD total is tied for third.

Seven other Packers players were also named alternates. They are FB John Kuhn, QB Aaron Rodgers, G Josh Sitton, LB Clay Matthews, WR Jordy Nelson, and CBs Sam Shields and Tramon Williams.


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The polls are open – 2014 Pro Bowl voting underway

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 21, 2013 – 12:25 pm

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Online voting for the 2014 Pro Bowl is already underway. Fans can begin voting to select players for the game on Packers.com. Balloting will conclude on Thursday, December 26. The Pro Bowl players will be announced in early January on NFL Network’s “Total Access”.

131021-sitton-300Players will later be assigned to teams through the first-ever Pro Bowl Draft during the week leading up to the game, which will also air on NFL Network.

The 2014 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 26, 2014 and televised live on NBC at 6 p.m. CT from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

To fill out a ballot, click here.

Pro Bowlers in the McCarthy era
2006: WR Donald Driver, DE Aaron Kampman

2007: T Chad Clifton, WR Donald Driver, *QB Brett Favre, CB Al Harris, DE Aaron Kampman

2008: S Nick Collins, CB Al Harris, *CB Charles Woodson

2009: S Nick Collins, LB Clay Matthews, QB Aaron Rodgers, *CB Charles Woodson

2010: *T Chad Clifton, *S Nick Collins, *WR Donald Driver, *LB A.J. Hawk, *WR Greg Jennings, *LB Clay Matthews, *CB Tramon Williams, *CB Charles Woodson

2011: WR Greg Jennings, *FB John Kuhn, LB Clay Matthews, NT B.J. Raji, QB Aaron Rodgers, C Scott Wells, CB Charles Woodson

2012: *LB Clay Matthews, *QB Aaron Rodgers, C Jeff Saturday, G Josh Sitton

*—selected, but did not play
SELECTED AS STARTERS IN BOLD


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Jeff Saturday takes one last snap, for the AFC

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 28, 2013 – 10:05 am

Packers C Jeff Saturday, who announced late last week he was retiring after the Pro Bowl, switched sides momentarily in Sunday’s all-star game in Hawaii to take one last snap with his longtime teammate, QB Peyton Manning.

Saturday and Manning played a dozen years together as Indianapolis Colts and went to two Super Bowls together. According to Saturday, Manning orchestrated the switcheroo and tribute snap. Saturday played his final NFL season for the Packers in 2012 while Manning is now with the Denver Broncos.

The NFC, coached by the Packers coaching staff, defeated the AFC, 62-35. The only other Packers player to participate in the game was G Josh Sitton, who was appearing in his first Pro Bowl.


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Josh Sitton added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 20, 2013 – 6:48 pm

Josh SittonPackers G Josh Sitton has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. Sitton was a first alternate at guard, and he was named to the team on Sunday when the 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl. San Francisco G Mike Iupati — a Pro Bowl starter for the NFC — will not be participating in the all-star game.

It’s the first Pro Bowl nod for Sitton, who has been an alternate in the past. The Packers coaching staff is coaching the NFC squad for the second straight year. The Pro Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, in Hawaii.

Sitton started every game at right guard for the Packers this past season — all 16 in the regular season and both playoff contests.


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Aaron Rodgers won’t play in Pro Bowl

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 15, 2013 – 3:12 pm

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said on his weekly radio show on Tuesday that he will not play in this year’s Pro Bowl due to injuries.

Rodgers didn’t get into many details, but he said he didn’t pass his physical. He specifically mentioned an ongoing ankle issue. He was also kicked in the calf back in Week 6 in Houston and noted how painful that was.

The only other Packers currently on the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster are LB Clay Matthews and C Jeff Saturday, but alternates could still be named to the team over the next week.


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Packers coaching staff to coach NFC in Pro Bowl again

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 14, 2013 – 12:00 pm

Mike McCarthy, Pro Bowl coaches

For the second straight year, the Packers coaching staff will coach the NFC in the Pro Bowl.

This year’s game will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. Last year, the AFC beat the NFC, 59-41, after which Packers QB Aaron Rodgers criticized a lack of effort by players on both sides.

The Packers coaching staff got the assignment by virtue of being the highest-seeded NFC team to lose in the divisional round of the playoffs. The Packers were the No. 3 seed. The top two seeds, Atlanta and San Francisco, are playing next weekend for the NFC Championship. Last year, the Packers were the NFC’s top seed but also lost in the divisional round.

The Broncos were the AFC’s top seed this year but lost in double overtime last weekend, so Denver’s coaching staff, led by John Fox, will coach the AFC squad.

This will be Mike McCarthy’s third time as the head coach of the NFC. He also coached the squad following the 2007 season, after the Packers lost in the NFC Championship. Back then, the Pro Bowl was played one week after the Super Bowl, and the coaching staffs of the teams that lost in the conference title games coached the Pro Bowl. Now, the game is played the week before the Super Bowl.

The Packers have three players on this year’s NFC Pro Bowl roster — QB Aaron Rodgers, who is the starter, plus LB Clay Matthews and C Jeff Saturday. Other Packers still have a chance to make it as alternates because players from the teams participating in the Super Bowl do not go to the Pro Bowl, and others drop out for injuries and various additional reasons.

G Josh Sitton is a first alternate, and San Francisco G Mike Iupati is the NFC starter at the position. If the 49ers reach the Super Bowl, Sitton will be added to the NFC roster. Packers KR Randall Cobb is also a first alternate, though Seattle’s Leon Washington was the NFC selection at that position and the Seahawks were eliminated this past weekend.

Other Packers named alternates were FB John Kuhn, DL B.J. Raji, CB Tramon Williams and DB Charles Woodson.


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Quotes from Green Bay Packers 2013 Pro Bowlers

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 26, 2012 – 7:18 pm

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QUARTERBACK AARON RODGERS

(what the recognition means to him)
“It’s an honor to be voted in, knowing that it’s a combination of the fans, my fellow players and the coaches. To be recognized by all of those people, it’s pretty special.”

(on dealing with some changes this season as far as injuries, roster moves, etc.)
“I’ve always put a lot of pressure on myself to play well every week. I have high expectations, I know this organization and my teammates do as well, they expect me to play well. We’ve had some personnel changes and injuries this year, but guys have stepped up and we’ve been fortunate to keep it rolling. I know I personally prepare to be successful, Monday through Saturday, and I think that’s why you see some of the success on the field on Sundays. I put a lot of time into it, I care about it, it means a lot to me, and I know my teammates are counting on me to play well every week.”

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LINEBACKER CLAY MATTHEWS

(his reaction to being selected)
“It means a great deal to me to continue to maintain the success on a personal level year-in and year-out, but ultimately this is a testament to the team that we have. The players around me, the coaching staff, the personnel department, and everybody who is involved with allowing me to do the things I can do on the field and helping to put me in a position to excel.”

(on being the first Packer to be selected to the Pro Bowl each of his first four seasons in the NFL)
“It’s pretty special to hear something like that. Obviously, there have been so many great players to have come through here, so it is very meaningful. But to me, making the Pro Bowl again really speaks a great deal to the team we have and what we’ve been able to accomplish over these past four years in my short tenure here. Hopefully it’s an early foreshadowing of things to come as far as the success not only for myself, but for this team.”

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CENTER JEFF SATURDAY

(what the recognition means to him)
“Obviously, it’s always an honor. Anytime you get to go to the Pro Bowl, it is an honor and you appreciate everyone, the players, coaches and fans that voted for you. As an offensive lineman, it is nice to get the award.”

(what it has been like for him to be with a new organization and new teammates)
“It has been fun. I have enjoyed the young guys and playing next to new guys for me. I am disappointed for Josh Sitton; I think he should be there. It is disappointing for me, for him. I would love to be able to pass it to him. He is a tough player and has played very well all season. I respect the heck out of the way he has played and it has been fun to play next to him. I’ve had fun playing with T.J. (Lang) and Evan (Dietrich-Smith). These guys have been a lot of fun to play with and obviously you depend on those guys. They make you look a lot better on game film, so I am very appreciative to those guys as well.”


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Aaron Rodgers ranks fourth overall in Pro Bowl voting

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 28, 2012 – 10:51 am

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ranks fourth in the Pro Bowl voting amongst all NFL players, according to the league.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning has the most votes, with 586,523, followed by Patriots QB Tom Brady (534,020), Texans RB Arian Foster (519,261), Rodgers (485,196) and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (484,227).

In addition to Rodgers, four other Packers lead the NFC voting at their respective positions. They are FB John Kuhn, C Jeff Saturday, OLB Clay Matthews and S Charles Woodson.

Pro Bowl voting continues through Monday, Dec. 17, and counts one-third in the selection process for the annual all-star game. Fans can vote by clicking here.

The Pro Bowl rosters will be announced at 6 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Dec. 26, on NFL Network’s “Total Access”.

The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 and televised live on NBC at 6 p.m. CT from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 


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