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Abdul Hodge will be the steal of the draft...

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  1. NDPackerFan

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    If the Family Night was any indication on how Hodge's career will go, he'll be in Canton after his career is over. He's a monster...does anyone realize we may have just drafted the next Ray Lewis?

    OK, I might be getting a little ahead of myself but he was damn impressive tonight and all training camp from what I've heard and read.

    Bring on the preseason games and let's see if his dominating play continues. No way will McCarthy keep #55 off the field if he keeps this level of play.
     
  2. cyoung

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    yeah and I agree he is very talented and he said that himself that Ferentz (his college coach at Iowa) was an NFL coach so they kind of know whats going on (so thats what I think I heard)

    but yeah what I saw I can see Hodge,Hawk,Barnett the 3 starting LB's (I dont know maybe not Hodge and Ben Taylor or Brady Poppinga) but I hope its Hodge.
     
  3. tromadz

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    yeah Hodge was a beasty
     
  4. Packnic

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    that is seriously way too exciting....

    Hodge/Barnett/Hawk

    Butcher/Ninja/Hawk That sounds like a courageous crime fighting threesome from a comic book... dont lie if you were a running back that would scare you. or maybe i should stop drinking.
     
  5. all about da packers

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    Packnic, I think HOdge's only shot to do good is to start at MLB. That may not happen until next year, or unless Barnett decides to go somewhere else.
     
  6. pyledriver80

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    Yeah AADP. I seriously am not hoping that some of you are hoping to move Hodge outside.
     
  7. Packnic

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    i can dream
     
  8. cyoung

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    I'm hoping to see Hodge/Hawk at OLB and Barnett MLB
     
  9. cheesyscot

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    Hodge is a MLB...... Loved him at Iowa and screemed when the Pack took him in the draft. Viking fans that I know and even Bear fans know what a steal he was, now all he needs to do is get on the field.
     
  10. cyoung

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    you a Hawkeye fan cheesy scot (cause I dont want to be the only one)

    but I was real excited when they took Hodge and I know he was a big steal (I even thougth he would go before Greenway) because greenway is the interception type of LB and Hodge is the power type
     
  11. Tylaa

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    Move Barnet to outside and but Hodge in middle...

    Wowzer

    Barnet | Hodge | Hawk
     
  12. cheesyscot

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    Yeah I'm a Hawkeye.. Just moved from the Dubuque area to Cedar Rapids........ Now before everyone kills me for this.... I wouldn't be shocked in Hodge is better than Hawk....
     
  13. Tylaa

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    Yep, I agree. How did hodge do in college? Was he as good as he is now?
     
  14. cyoung

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    well he had like 130 tackles in 2005 and like 120 in 2004

    those are big number for the NFL let alone College

    (PS. I Agree i think Hodge has more talent than Hawk I'm not saying that because I have like the Hawkeyes all my life)
     
  15. Bruce

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    Hodge is a stud, but to say that he has more talent than Hawk is ridiculous.

    Hawks head is spinning right now, which is not unexpected. Hodge is hitting just like people expected of him, but I think people are ignoring some pretty obvious mistakes he made in the scrimmage in their excitement too.

    Both will be players, Hawk sooner than Hodge. Hodge is a middle linebacker who will see limited playing time and be a monster on special teams -- unless the coaches decide to move Barnett outside, which to this point they have shown no desire or inclination to do.
     
  16. retiredgrampa

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    If (perish the thought) Sherossley was still in charge, Barnett would NEVER be moved outside...he had a fatal case of tunnelvision. We may have a better chance with MM, though. Obviously, I'm just a casual observer compared to many others here but I believe in going with the "hot hand", whoever it is. Right now Hodge has the hot hand. He's too good to sit on the bench.
     
  17. cyoung

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    but he probaly will they wont move Barnett and Taylor/Poppinga will get the othe OLB spot
     
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    Glad we have 'em both on our team. Good point, Bruce, serves no purpose comparing. Hawk might become a little more visible in next week's preseason game.
     
  19. cyoung

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    yeah I know its just somtimes these 1st round draft picks dont live up to the hype, and the third rounders get a longer career. Maybe AJ isn't like that, I dont know.
     
  20. kewlbeans

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    I don't understand all the Hodge hype . Personally I'd like to see him play atleast one down before we elect him to the hall of fame.
     
  21. retiredgrampa

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    It might just be that my hopes are too high on Hodge, I don't know. I DO know that I enjoy reveling in my Packers success, even if short-lived. After last year, it's just a HUGE relief to see at least two or three new men making their marks as GBP. How can you not feel joy that maybe, just maybe the announcement of the Packers demise was pre-mature. It is indeed possible that the D will give us re-newed hope until the O is ready to succeed. So I prefer to feel optimistic at this point.
     
  22. NDPackerFan

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    Well, it's kinda hard to play one down in a regular season game in early August...this is the time of year where speculation rules. If people think Hodge is going to be a future Hall of Famer, so what?!? Where's the harm in that?

    I personally think Hodge is going to have an outstanding career and it's based on what he did in college (outplayed Greenway) and what has been reported so far in TC.
     
  23. cyoung

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    I dont know about Hall of fame but I think his career will be fine
     
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    Eventually they will move Barnett to the outside and start Hodge in the middle. For this year I think they're going to stay with Taylor as a SLB and Barnett as MLB.

    With that said, Hodge doesn't have the physical attributes but when he's in the game, he's as good as any player you see on the field (college) so playing him on the outside might not be impossible. Personally I don't think he can do it on the outside but his size isn't apart of his game so he might be able to. I wouldn't count on it. I look for him in the middle and Barnett on the strong side in the near future.

    Hodge stood out a lot last night. NFL Network edit the scrimmage. I was there and all you heard was Hodge's name over the speaker. Always around the ball.

    So far he's looking great.
     
  25. Packnic

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    if hes that great he can learn to play outside so we can leave nick in the middle
     

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