Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! So you believe the current players do not care about the history of the league or there team. Thats interest with all the HOF from the Bears and the fact that most of the rookies have a goal of being the best which is measured by the HOF I would say Wrong. I agree pointers can come from anywhere but a HOF player giving pointers is always going to be received well. Many of these young guys will have the future opportunity to come back in the years to come and I think it is a great thing for the all the players involved as well as the fans and media. Only ones who lose are the restaurants where they probably still get free food. LOL I would call it pride. You keep calling it a father figure or a pep talk or whatever but its pride in the history. The players will basically play hard, excluding PEP instances, but keeping the tradition alive is big. When the rookies report you always here there first impressions when they see the famous players on the wall in the hallway ( I guess its a hallway, never seen it personally). That sense is even greater when you see them in real life. I could go round and round but not interested in bantering all night. Bottom line for me is I see lots of advantages to having the the old timers around. Both for the current players and for the older players getting there well overdue thanks from the organization.