NFL: Pro-Bowl Considers A Bounty System

NFL: Pro-Bowl Considers A Bounty System

Submitted by CRex on May 22nd, 2013 at 1:51 PM

As one of the steps to make the Pro Bowl more interesting, NBC Sports is reporting that the NFL may pay out "incentives" over the course of the Pro Bowl for performance.  Plus plans to possibly make the game more "game show" like.  Hopefully one of those crazy Japanese gameshows where ten tons of exotic bugs are dumped on someone.  

What's odd of course is that any kind of incentive for play is basically a bounty and doubly so for defensive players if you are paying them per sack, ball strip, tackle for loss, etc.  It's why I find the NFL so interesting, a complete lack of morals by the management.  They go scorched earth against anyone involved in a team level bounty, but the following season they talk about installing a league supported system.

That being said, it is likely a pointless gesture, in that whatever pittance the NFL bounty is, it pales beside the contract of a veteran pro bowler and I can't see a smart player risking injury just to collect a trophy and 20k.  

Bielema Bountygate?

Bielema Bountygate?

Submitted by bfull24 on April 13th, 2012 at 9:25 AM
Why is it that Bountygate is such a big deal in the NFL and Sean Payton is suspended a year for having knowledge of dirty play, yet nothing came of Bielema all but bragging that he told his players to try to injure Mike Martin?
 
You can read the full article here:
 
After the game Saturday, Bielema said his offensive line -- which grinds opposing defenses into dust by pulling its guards and ramming them into linebackers downfield -- was prevented from pulling by Michigan. He used the word "tactics," which is coaching code for "holding," to describe what Michigan's defensive line was doing.

"But we rectified the situation," Bielema said.

When asked how, Bielema recalled a chop-block penalty that went against his team -- and took a touchdown off the scoreboard -- in the second quarter. Wisconsin lost seven points but delivered a message.

 
 
I remember this when it happened and I have despised that Gomer Pyle looking mf'er Bielema ever since.