Only so much can be done on the field, the weight room, and at the training table. Team activities such as this and the Mt LeConte hike are valuable opportunities for the team to bond and learn about each other. Intangible maybe. Valuable definitely. And, this is going to be extremely unpopular... but there is more to life than football and the staff are instilling qualities of character in these men that will last long after they play their last snap.