Scott Wells gets Packers linemen together for workouts
Though Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has yet to round up his wideouts for lockout workouts, the man who snaps Rodgers the ball has taken the bull by the horns.
Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that center Scott Wells organized three days of workouts for a total of eight Packers offensive linemen, including starters Chad Clifton and Josh Sitton. The sessions were conducted in Franklin, Tennessee.
“A couple of guys had called me and I think were stressed out over the offseason uncertainty and not seeing each other,” Wells said. “They expressed that they wanted to get together, do some football drills and talk shop.
“It’s been tough. You’re used to seeing the same guys every day. Now, you don’t see them and don’t know when you’re going to see them again.”
Though Wells said that he hopes the lockout ends sooner rather than later, the Packers are one of the few teams that would benefit from a short period to prepare for the 2011 season, given that they played into February and that they have most of their players returning. Indeed, it will be easier for the Packers to get back to the Super Bowl if the Packers and their 31 competitors ultimately are forced to slap together preparations for the season on the fly.