At least one key NFL executive thinks play improved at the Pro Bowl this year: commissioner Roger Goodell.
Goodell said Monday during a one-hour question and answer session on the social network Reddit that he thought the game improved from last year, when players were clearly not trying and were booed by fans in Honolulu.
"I watched the game and noticed the improved quality of the game," Goodell said.
The NFC dominated the AFC 62-35 on Sunday in a game that had some highlight-quality plays but that quickly became lopsided. Goodell said he appreciates the commitment from players to make the game better.
The league has said it plans to decide on the future of the Pro Bowl by April.
Congress-HGH testing: Chastising the NFL Players Association for standing in the way of testing for human growth hormone, two members of Congress told union head DeMaurice Smith in a letter that they might ask players to testify before their committee. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings of Maryland asked Smith to turn over documents connected to HGH negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA.
Panthers: Former 49er Ken Dorsey (Miramonte High-Orinda) was hired as Carolina's quarterbacks coach.