Caleb Hanie talks about earning a spot on the 53-man roster Saturday.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO MAKE THE TEAM?
"I'm just really excited to finally make it and be a part of the Bears. Shoot, I don't know what to say. I'm kind of speechless. It's just a dream come true. All the drama can be done with now and I can get to work. I'm just excited.
DID YOU FEEL THAT THE BEARS HAD PLANNED TO GO WITH JUST TWO QB'S?
"I think most teams are looking to put the best squad they can on the field and if that means keeping two quarterbacks and getting a guy on the practice squad, I think most teams would try to do that. I don't know if that was the Bears' plan all along or not. I'm just glad to be here."
IS IT A DIFFERENT CHALLENGE TO IMPROVE NOW BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT GET MUCH TIME IN PRACTICE AS THE NO. 3?
"Definitely. I've got to find my opportunities before and after practice to work on my physical game since I am not going to be getting the reps in practice. The mental aspect will be a big learning process for me, to watch the other guys and see how they study film and work to learn defenses. I need to make sure I learn from everything going on this year.''
BEING FROM THE DALLAS AREA, ARE YOU A TONY ROMO FAN?
"I was a Cowboys fan growing up but I haven't had any alliance to Romo in particular. I wouldn't say I am a super fan of his. I respect him."
ROMO IS THE POSTER CHILD FOR UNDRAFTED QUARTERBACKS THOUGH, RIGHT?
"He was in the same kind of situation at one time that I am in. From that aspect, yeah. Of course I'd like to be able to do the same kind of thing."