Bruschi: Packers Priorities Not In Order
We’re not the only ones who think the Green Bay Packers might have a Super Bowl hangover.
Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, a three-time Super Bowl champion, called out the team’s leaders after receiver [intlink id=”76″ type=”category”]Donald Driver[/intlink] said players have no plans to hold organized workouts. After making the statement, Driver went on to say, “we’re just enjoying the atmosphere of winning the Super Bowl because we haven’t had the opportunity to celebrate the way we want to.”
Bruschi was surprised the team doesn’t have plans to work out together and perhaps more interestingly, that some guys are still celebrating.
“I’m very surprised at the leadership that they have on this team, that they’re not going to get together,” Bruschi said. “Being the Super Bowl champions, you’d think they’d want to repeat. We’re into June. It’s June now. You’ve had your little celebration the week after the Super Bowl. It’s time to move on. I think that they’re still worried about celebrating and basking in the glory of being a Super Bowl champion is a little bit worrisome if I were a Green Bay Packers fan.”
The notion isn’t anything new around these parts.
We’ve suggested the lack of a traditional offseason program could be what ultimately hurts the Packers in their quest to repeat. While most Super Bowl champions are forced to focus on the coming season when OTAs and minicamps roll around in May, those activities have been cancelled by the lockout this year.
At least some members of the Packers appear to still be reveling in last season’s glory.
That doesn’t bode well for a repeat.
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