2018 Pro Bowl participants applaud some-more effort, removing Pro Bowl 'up to standard'

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ORLANDO, Fla — Some players suspicion it was since of esteem money. Others suspicion it was a enterprise to give a improved on-field product than in years past. It was also a disturb of being there for a initial time. Whatever a motivating cause was, players felt that overall, there was some-more bid on a margin for a Pro Bowl in 2018.

“I consider it was since there were so many good fans out there and guys wanted to put on a good uncover and unequivocally get this Pro Bowl adult to a customary that we wanted it to be at,” pronounced parsimonious finish Jason Witten, who played in his 11th Pro Bowl Sunday.

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  • It was quite clear on defense, with Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson notching dual interceptions and Minnesota Vikings reserve Harrison Smith recording a third, while a AFC purebred 3 common sacks from Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive finish Cam Heyward and Los Angeles Chargers defensive finish Melvin Ingram.

    Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins suspicion Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph and Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander set a tinge with a quite tough hit, de-cleating Indianapolis Colts parsimonious finish Jack Doyle.

    “We’ve usually got one speed, and we were only out there personification hard, perplexing to win,” Alexander said.

    “Everybody was perplexing to exam a waters to see what a speed turn [was] and how everybody was going, and apparently he set a tone,” pronounced Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins. “We were really personification a lot harder, generally in a second half, with income on a line and a juices started flowing. We’re all competitors and we all wanted to contest and win.”

    Added New Orleans Saints defensive finish Cameron Jordan, “At a finish of a day, it’s tough to play this diversion during any arrange of a reduce dash than what you’re used to.”

    “Honestly, it’s tough not to go hard, generally when you’re going opposite some of a best players in a league,” Jordan said. “You roughly wish to go [full speed]. It takes so most to not go full speed so we don’t even try to quarrel it.”

    Members of a winning AFC patrol any perceived $64,000, while players on a losing NFC group perceived $32,000. Seattle Seahawks defensive finish Michael Bennett was quite bummed about not entrance divided with a winning esteem money.

    “Everybody was personification flattering tough and perplexing to get a win. We didn’t get a win though, so that was f—ed up,” Bennett said. “Everybody had a good time though. It’s always about carrying a good time with a garland of good players. At a finish of a day, that’s what it’s about.”

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