“I got a chance to see some of the better players in this league,” said Hali about his experience at the 2011 Pro Bowl last January. “(You) go against them and compare yourself, and actually talk to guys like Dwight Freeney who has been an elite pass rusher in this league. Just talking to him and seeing where his mind is and how he prepares for games (was fun).”
It won’t be long until younger players approach Hali for advice. The seven-year veteran totaled 12 sacks in 2011, which followed a 14.5-sack campaign in 2010, and he said that his Pro Bowl experience would help him improve in 2012.