From Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
I asked him which event will more closely resemble real football — the Combine or the Pro Bowl. As to the latter, Mayock was candid.
“Doug Flutie and I looked at each other after the first snap, like, ‘What are we gonna do with this?’” Mayock said. “I was really stunned at the pace of play early. It picked up for a while. And I think the NFL has to make a decision. You either say we’re gonna make this thing more competitive or we’re need to take a step back, because the intensity of play was not acceptable for at least half the game.”
Personally, they should have done away with this game years ago and just announced and introduced the Pro Bowl rosters an awards ceremony.
The league held their first-ever NFL Honors event on Super Bowl eve this year and it was an overwhelming success. There was plenty of room in the itinerary to announce the Pro Bowl awardees.
Perhaps, now they'll shelve the game and do it my way going forward. Doubt it.