It’s become the big topic of debate during the lockout and it unfortunately involves the entire Green Bay Packers squad.
No, they haven’t gone on a cruise “Love Boat” style like the Minnesota Vikings did a few years ago. Rather, it’s a question about the Packers ON the field.
Why haven’t the Packer players held an informal team workout yet?
It’s a fair inquiry to make. Most NFL teams have held some kind of group workouts involving a good chunk of the squad. Yet the world champions have yet to do so with training camp possibly about a month away (assuming the lockout ends relatively soon). This has not set well with many members of the media, including several former NFL players—namely former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi.
To them I say, relax. The Packers will be fine. Just because a majority of league has had team workouts does not put Green Bay at a significant competitive disadvantage.
Where is the proof of this? First, one has to look no further than the Packers squad that won Super Bowl XLV. The team enjoyed outstanding chemistry in the locker room which is remarkable given all the injuries the team suffered and having to bring in some players basically off the street.