Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk isn’t the only NFC North player with some apprehension about the usefulness of player-led workouts.
Bears backup quarterback Caleb Hanie says the Bears haven’t gotten together to practice in part because they aren’t sure whether it would be worth the effort.
“We’ve exchanged emails with numerous guys, just back and forth, talking about it. But we really just want to make sure that if we do have something — or when we do have something — that it’s very beneficial and not just a waste of time,” Hanie said on The Waddle & Silvy Show on ESPN 1000, via ESPNChicago.com.
Hanie says he’s spoken with Jay Cutler a few times, but they haven’t talked about getting together for practices.
“You don’t want to get everybody together and just goof around. Everything is just in flux. We’re just trying to wait it out and see what happens, but it’s not looking to good for the next month or so, so we’ll see here in the near future,” Hanie said.
This is the part of the post you’d expect to see some hand-wringing about “leadership” but we’re not convinced these player workouts will really matter. It’s a nice bonus if they are doing them, and not a big deal if they aren’t.
Guys like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Michael Vick, and Peyton Manning (as far as we know) haven’t organized workouts either, so Cutler doesn’t deserve any more unnecessary grief.