A.J. Hawk — man of the people!
The Green Bay Packers linebacker is playing in the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe this weekend. He was on the links on Thursday and some random dude asked Hawk to tackle him.
Eventually, Hawk obliged.
Not really a form tackle, but then, this is A.J. Hawk we’re talking about. He never wraps up. It’s just a good thing this guy was a stationary target or things would have gotten embarrassing.
On another note, there appears to be some strange subculture out there that fetishizes getting tackled by A.J. Hawk. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened.
I am glad he didn’t pull a hamstring or injure his neck….
Probably just filming Happy Gilmore II.
Oh sure, NOW he can tackle.
AJ Hawk has faults as an only middle of the road guy. Missing tackles (I do not believe) is one of them.
Hawk had 15 missed tackles in 14 games in 2012. Now the “magical” 2013 season. He had 13 missed tackles last year, second, most on the team behind Burnett. And before anyone says but Hawk had 124 tackles last year, he had 35 solo tackles with 13 missed. Meaning less than 1 out of 5 times it’s just him and the ball carrier, he got run the fuck over. Hawk had a -15.1 grade against the run & finished second to last out of all GB defensive starters in this category. Only B.J. Raji had a worse grade against the run. ProFootballFocus.com overall season rating: -12.8 (second-worst on Packers defense, ranked #42 out of 53 NFL inside linebackers) Hawk annually finishes in the bottom third in pass coverage of inside LBs in the NFL. Last year was his first FF since 2007 and his first INT since 2010. So besides calling the plays and being healthy what does he do well again?
Well Done. Hawk is ass.
I did not realize this. This needs to be talked about a lot more. If true, he is not just middle of the road.
1 out of 5, against pro running backs one-on-one?
That is pretty fricking good.
I wouldn’t treat PFF as the be all and end all. I have serious questions regarding their process.
I have serious questions regarding your reading comprehension. I said “ball carrier”. But you reply with “pro running backs”. You do realize that more players on offense than the running backs touch the ball right? 35 solo tackles plus 13 missed tackles equals 48. So less than 1 out of 5. but you reply with 1 out of 5. If you’re going to disagree with something I say, with absolutely no facts to your points, at least quote what I said, not what you feel like. Hawk finishes in the 40’s out of 50+ ILBs every single season. But you just saying he’s better than that because you disagree proves that wrong doesn’t it? Brad Jones had more FFs last season than Hawk has had the past 7 seasons combined, even though Jones missed over 30% of the year from injuries. What does that have to do with PFF? But I’m sure you’re one to say Jones in the worst player on the defense while Hawk is the savior right? Go troll on someone else’s comments and swing on Hawk’s nuts somewhere else, because I thoroughly enjoy destroying what you say and calling out how dumb you sound way too much..
but… the fan gained 8 – 10 yards first…
In other news, AJ Hawk is now being sued for injuring a fan…
Still can’t wrap up. My thoughts exactly.