During an interview with Merril Hoge, a former NFL player and ESPN analyst, NBC Chicago asked about the Chicago Bears quarterback situation. Hoge’s response was blunt and critical, particularly towards Caleb Williams.
Caleb Williams took notice.
In today’s age of social media, even a simple gesture like liking a post or leaving a comment can make a big impact. This was evident when Caleb Williams liked a tweet from NBC Chicago featuring Merril Hoge, essentially using modern methods to keep track of criticism aka “clip board material”.
Personally, I appreciate this trait of Caleb Williams. Many legendary athletes, such as Michael Jordan, have used various tactics to motivate themselves. It just looks different now with social media being so prominent. In the case of Williams, his active presence on social media might not sit well with everyone, but it’s reflective of the times we live in. Williams is aware of the chatter surrounding him, and if he goes to Chicago with the number one pick, he’s determined to prove any doubters wrong. You got to respect that.
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