Let me add my .02 to your posting.
Look, I'd like Webb to be a workout warrior too, but I can't help but wonder a few things.
1st - this guy is a 7th rounder......does he have the cashesh to pay for specialized training like this all the time? Along that same vein, is it possible he is out there working another job (ala the pros of old) to keep the cashflow working in the right direction? If he was orking another job we would have heard about it by now. Do you really think tht if this cost big money to these players that the rest wouldn't spet up and cover his cost to make this team better.
2nd - who says he isn't working out in some other fashion when he can't be there w/ the others? I think we all know that a player working out by himself, is a far cry from working out with your team mates.
3rd - does he live full time in the chicago area? If not, can he afford to fly back and forth (or drive for that matter)? For the most part he is going to be there Monday - Thursday and do you really think he only has a place in Chicago during the season. Most leases run for a year at a time.
4th - does everyone remember that there was not offseason program at all last year before TC? Isn't it possible we will see a great deal of improvement just from having communications w/ coaches, workouts (even if only occasionally) w/ teammates and on his own, OTA's, minicamps? I happen to agree and hope we are both right on this one.
I'm not giving the guy a pass, but rather just pointing out that a 7th rounder isn't exactly making bank like the other guys noted in the article. That may change his ability to participate to the satisfaction of a bunch of internet critics. The funny part about this is that the 1st, 2d and 7th round picks have the most to show a team. The 1st and 2d round picks are expected to step in and show the team they were right to pick them in the first two rounds. A 7th round pick should be doing everything he can to show why he deserves a spot on the team, let alone be a starter. If your a 7th round pick and a starter the best way to make more money is to show everyone that you are the best at your position and the only way to do that is to take every opportunity afforded you to get better.
Before relegating him to "the pine" now, I'd prefer to see how he does in TC and the preseason.