You can go ahead and file this under Who Gives a Rat’s Ass, but Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb and cornerback Sam Shields are now Pro Bowlers.
Cobb, who we actually felt got snubbed, got the nod because Dallas receiver Dez Bryant bowed out with an injured vagina. Shields gets the call because the Patriots’ Darrelle Revis is playing in the Super Bowl and those guys get a pass on the Pro Bowl.
Cobb had a career year in 2014, with 91 catches, 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. All of those ranked in the NFL’s top 10.
Shields, on the other hand, didn’t. He had 42 tackles and two interceptions.
It’s hard to say he was even the best cornerback on the Packers, much less one of the best in the league. We’re not quite sure how he got the call to the Pro Bowl, even as an alternate.
Then again, the Pro Bowl is a joke. So there you go.
We wouldn’t be surprised if all of the Packers bowed out of the game because of “injuries,” which in turn would allow some even less-deserving jokers to get in.
Pretty soon you’ve got yourself an exhibition game, not of the NFL’s elite, but of the NFL’s pretty good.