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So what's wrong with AJ Hawk

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Forget Favre, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    My gf likes him.
    Probably because of his personality or his looks. Or maybe the way he plays.
    I think he's a decent player.
    And the coaches must think so as well to keep him and have him be a starter.
    He did get an INT during a game last year.
    He must be doing something right to be on an NFL team. Right?
    So why all the critisicsm?
    And is there anybody who does like him?
    Discuss.
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  2. Murgen

    Murgen MechaPackzilla

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    I'll take a stab at it.

    He was a 1st rounder who turned out to be average run/blitz LB, but can't cover very well and makes mistakes (like in the Browns preseason opener when he gave up an easy TD).

    I think people expected more out of a 1st round guy.
     
  3. PackAttackUK

    PackAttackUK Cheesehead

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    I like AJ, but I liked him before he was a Packer.

    He gets stick because he hasn't lived up to his #5th pick status. Although he is a very steady player, and he ALWAYS contributes, sometimes that just isn't enough to please..
     
  4. Forget Favre

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    I appreciate the insights. It's helpful.

    Any other thoughts on AJ Hawk?
     
  5. jkrelt

    jkrelt Cheesehead

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    Murgen is right. As a 5th overall pick you expect a game changer who makes your defense better just by being on the field, like urlacher/lewis. He has started every game he has been healthy for, and has been above average against the run, but is far below average against the pass. He is still a good/decent starter and should be for a while, but he is not looking like the game changer/ perennial pro bowler we expected when he came out of ohio st. We now enter his contract year...so maybe that will light a fire under his butt-who knows?

    My wife likes his looks too... wtf?
     
  6. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    He's not good at football.

    Can't cover at all. And that's a problem for me. Especially when Chillar's chilling on the bench.
     
  7. armand34

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    Hawk is a gym rat and a hard worker, a leader, but we haven't really been that good on defense until recently, so we should see our D hit a highpoint here, and just maybe Hawk will standout some this season.
     
  8. bad93ex

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    He just has a really really hard time covering TE's. Do you think that he could cover Finley?
     
  9. TheGiftedApe

    TheGiftedApe TheGiftedApe

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    I'll give you 10 million reason's why I'm not a big fan of him.
     
  10. armand34

    armand34 Cheesehead

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    I can think of 3 safeties and like 3 backers that could cover Finley, Rolle & a healthy Ed Reed & Polamalu, and Urlacker, Willis, Beason
     
  11. Aaron rodgers is god

    Aaron rodgers is god Cheesehead

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    Hes not consistent enough.
     
  12. G0PackG0

    G0PackG0 Cheesehead

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    The entire first team D needed there butts kicked after that browns game. was not a good way to start my vacation..
     
  13. ivo610

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    I expected to get Patrick Willis, not someone who looks lost on the field and always a step or two short. As far as that INT goes it was a gift from the football gods, anyone could have caught that. Could be worse we could have ended up with Reggie Bush if we lost that last game I think. Even more of a disappointment.
     
  14. armand34

    armand34 Cheesehead

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    the interception againt the ravens when he was covering heap wasn't bad, but heap isn't exactly a quick TE, patrick willis would be a dream come true
     

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