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Abdul Hodge deserves to be cut?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by packedhouse01, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. packedhouse01

    packedhouse01 Cheesehead

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    What happened to this guy. Last year he looked like the real deal. He looks awful so far this year.

    Edited by AADP so people don't mistakenly believe this thread is about Hodge already having been cut.
     
  2. Danreb

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    Abdul Hodge Gone

    Nah. He'll make the roster by default. You don't give up on a third round draft pick after two years.
     
  3. packedhouse01

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    Abdul Hodge Gone

    from what it looked to me tonight, he can't play.
     
  4. TOPackerFan

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    Abdul Hodge Gone

    Hodge is slow and stupid (which always loses the race). Desmond Bishop was all over the place tonight and should be the back up MLB.
     
  5. nathaniel

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    Abdul Hodge Gone

    Hodge is not "slow and stupid". The guy missed all of the OTAs and pretty much all of training camp because of tendonitis in his knees, and the problem hasn't gone away. Of course he's not going to look so great.

    Bishop is a stud. When he was on the field, he was right in the mix on almost every play. I like the guy alot. He definitely deserves the backup job.
     
  6. TOPackerFan

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    Re: Abdul Hodge Gone

    So says the Hawkeyes fan.
     
  7. nathaniel

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    Re: Abdul Hodge Gone

    Notice I didn't say anything about the Packers keeping him. I know he's not the best option. Bishop is, by far. That doesn't mean Hodge is slow and stupid. To expect him to be 100% is ridiculous. Tendonitis is not fun. The pain doesn't just go away.
     
  8. TOPackerFan

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    Abdul Hodge Gone

    He was slow last year before he had tendonitis and showed no instincts for the most part (football stupid maybe) as evidenced by the Seattle game. Reminds me of Torrance Marshall.
     
  9. 4thand26

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    Abdul Hodge Gone

    He started 1 game last year. The opposing team had huge rushing numbers. He isnt that good.
     
  10. nathaniel

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    Re: Abdul Hodge Gone

    ...in which he had 6 tackles and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. I'm not saying he's the greatest linebacker ever. He's not. He was spectacular in college, but not as good in the NFL. The tendonitis started his senior year at Iowa. I see your point, but your original post seemed more like an insult than an actual point. I like the guy. I'll just agree to disagree.
     
  11. TOPackerFan

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    Re: Abdul Hodge Gone

    ...and in which the Seahawks had over 200 yards rushing (including 201 by Shaun Alexander).
     
  12. nathaniel

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    Re: Abdul Hodge Gone

    Yeah, I forgot that Hodge was the only guy in a Packers uniform on defense that game.
     
  13. longtimefan

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    Abdul Hodge Gone

    Seattle game last year??

    That was the game that they ran EVERY freaking play to KGB side cept for one play..

    but blame it all on Hodge
     
  14. rabidgopher04

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    Re: Abdul Hodge Gone

    ain't gonna be doing that with Jenkins there now! :D
     
  15. Greg C.

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    Re: Abdul Hodge Gone

    Could you please quit saying that players are "gone" in your headlines? Hodge is not gone. He's still on the team. You fooled me for a second.
     
  16. nathaniel

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    Abdul Hodge Gone

    This is the last thing I'm gonna say about Hodge, because for some reason I get in trouble when I defend him in here.

    I watched Hodge dominate at LB for 4 years at Iowa. The combination of him and Chad Greenway was probably one of the best, if not THE best, combos we ever had. I am not going to sit here and say that we HAVE to keep Hodge. I know that Bishop should get the back up job. But having watched Hodge for so long, and knowing what he's capable of, I think it's something other than him being "slow and stupid". He read plays quickly in college and was in on almost every play. The NFL is a different game, but I can't help but have a little confidence in him. Is it wrong to root for the guy?

    Longtimetimefan is right, too. They ran maybe 5 plays up the middle that game.
     
  17. packedhouse01

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    Abdul Hodge Gone

    Sorry about that, I just think he'll be gone. He's slow, doesn't react well, and doesn't look at all like I thought he could be. It could be because of the tendonitus, but he's not going to make this team in my opinion unless he improves a lot.
     
  18. nathaniel

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    Re: Abdul Hodge Gone

    No need to be sorry. Hodge isn't our best option. It's not the worst problem to have. Bishop looks great, plus his dad can be the head cheerleader. Haha! He was on his feet the whole time, dancing and yelling.
     
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    Abdul Hodge Gone

    after that hit from Desmond Bishop... im not so sure im worried about Hodge.

    all though it would be terribly disappointing to lose his nickname.

    MM : DONT CUT THE BUTCHER
     
  20. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    I didn't see the game last night, however I think it would be wise to hold onto Hodge by placing on IR. Let him get right and make a run @ 08. It isn't like we have outstanding depth at LB after the first 4 or 5.

    "The Butcher" showed he could play last year and can bring the lumber. Let him get his knees right...
     
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    I agree. Stick him on IR. He has bad knees and it's hard to play with tendinitis in one knee. He's playing with TWO bad knees. He looked good against Seattle like everyone else but he has been lost out there. Stick him on IR and let him heal up and come to camp next year.
     
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    Re: Abdul Hodge Gone

    and if not mistaken, the very next week is when the coaches did the switching up with KGB and Jenkins
     
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    I still think that the future has Hodge in the middle with Barnett and Hawk playing on both sides.

    If Hodge can produce with Chad Greenway, he'll kill with Hawk/Barnett.

    His knees are bad. They'll heal.
     
  24. Bruce

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    Re: Abdul Hodge Gone

    "I don't think we are in Kansas/Iowa any more Toto/Abdul

    Iowa is a long way from the NFL. Most college MLB do not make it in the NFL and Abdul Hodge will never be a starter in the NFL.

    BTW in the game he did start they ran by him frequently and he never even got close to the play. Alexander ran between the tackles all night long.


    Alexander carried the ball 21 times in the second half, Hodge didn't have a single tackle, not even an assist.

    Ask yourself - how is that possible for a middle linebacker in the NFL??? I have never seen a worse 2nd half performance by a middle linebacker at any level of football.

    Making things worse, in the first half (Abdul's better [sic] half) Shaun carried it an additional 19 times and our young middle linebacker didn't have a single tackle, not even an assist, within five yards of the line of scrimmage.

    Hodge deserves props for alertly running untouch to the endzone when KGB popped the ball right into his gut, but that is the only highlight in an otherwise horrible debut.



     
  25. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Surprise.. nope... in the Packer Insider from Packersnews.com

    Linebacker Abdul Hodge, who sat out the second straight day with patellar tendinitis in his knees, could be placed on injured reserve, McCarthy said. He is scheduled to get a second opinion this week.
     

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