Jacksonville jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny looking forward to more football after Pro Bowl
Originally San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was invited to the Pro Bowl but he declined saying he was not fit enough to participate in it as he had just attended the NFC Championship Game. After that Posluszny was taken into consideration to fill in for him. On Monday he was officially invited to the Pro Bowl and was quick to respond, getting back into the game by hitting training and travelling to Hawaii.
Posluszny said that when he got the call he said it was some time since he had been in active football. He said he had been in light workout and been active playing games but had not trained to be ready for football and to that it takes special workout and training, something he had not been doing.
“I got the call and I said ‘I haven’t run full speed since we played Indy,’” Posluszny said. “That was tough. Once the season ended, I continued to work out but just doing fun things like playing basketball or going to swim. I lifted weights, but just to stay in shape not for performance standards.”
However Posluszny did manage to get back into the old football physique in time to attend the game.
“We kind of used the week of practice to get my feet back under me when it comes to linebacker specific movements,” Posluszny said. “So, on Sunday, I felt comfortable enough to play.”
In seven seasons this was the first time that Posluszny attended the Pro Bowls following invitation. His performance this season was by far the best of the Jaguars, with a total of 161 tackles, 2 interceptions and 3 tackles.
Posluszny said the Pro Bowl was a memorable experience and it was an honor to attend it.
“It was a great experience overall. You don’t know how many times you’re going to get a chance to do this. Believe me, I know the only reason I’m here is because the guys from San Francisco aren’t,” Posluszny said. “So, I felt very fortunate to come. Hawaii is beautiful and a place that people dream of going to, so I felt lucky all week.”