Posted on: January 26, 2010 4:42 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2010 3:21 pm
So it appears that this whole Let's Play The Pro Bowl The Week Before The Super Bowl thing was not such a hot idea after all. First, there will be no Colts or Saints because they have a slightly more important game to worry about. Then, the roster changed about 947 times in the last week (David Garrard is now in the Pro Bowl. David Garrard!!). Now Colts GM Bill Polian has come out and publicly proclaimed the whole thing "stupid."
Polian appeared on 1070 The Fan with Dan Dakich and went all Old Man Yells At Cloud on the Pro Bowl. His main beef is that, even though they won't actually be playing in the game, Colts players that were selected to it still have to show up.
"If it weren't for the Pro Bowl disruption, they would have the weekend off, but they can't because we have to send those players to Miami to do Lord knows what," Polian added. "We'll come back and practice on Sunday and the Pro Bowl players will go and do whatever they have to do and then the team will leave on Monday."
Polian is worried that his players traveling separate from everyone else will be a distraction to the team. And he's still unsure if the NFL will fly them back to Indianapolis, or if they'll just stay in Miami and wait for the team to arrive. In other words he's saying, "Players left to their own devices in Miami without team supervision??? Holy nutsacks!"
I live in the Miami area, and I can tell you that everything you've heard or read about South Beach and the nightlife and its many temptations is blown out of proportion. There's nothing to worry about. These players will be just fine. And by all that I of course mean they're totally screwed.
(link & quotes via PFT)