Ah yes, back to the grind. Thanksgiving may be over, but we were especially thankful to find this nugget about A.J. Hawk this morning.
Buried in this story about Green Bay Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams having a non-serious heel injury, was a few lines about how A.J. Hawk sucks.
You know we LOVE Hawk and think he’s just a world-class linebacker. A world-beater in fact. Just look at all of his Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors! That guy needs a separate house for all his accolades!
Okay, right. Rob Demovsky apparently asked Hawk if HE was injured, primarily because he looked like a clown getting beat by Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph last week.
Rudolph, who has been injured most of the season, burned Hawk for a 23-yard reception on the Vikings’ first offensive play.
Nope. Hawk isn’t injured, he’s just slow and dumb.
“It wasn’t from being unhealthy or whatever,” Hawk said. “He just caught me by surprise. I should’ve anticipated him coming across earlier, but it wasn’t anything health-wise.
“I’m good. I’m healthy. There’s no way I would ever say anything if I wasn’t, but I’m actually not lying to you.”
Ah, good. So not only does A.J. Hawk suck, but if he was sucking worse than he normally sucks because of an injury, he could conceal that injury in order to stay on the field and keep sucking.
It’s as if the football gods have given us the awesomeness that is Jay Cutler to even out giving us the crap that is A.J. Hawk.
We could have drafted Chris Borland….but then again I’m OK with Jarret Bush playing ILB over Hawk.
I would have taken Borland over Davante Adams in a heart beat. Adams is a complete disappointment in my opinion, gets way too much credit, VASTLY overrated. I’m STILL wondering why TT let James Jones walk, there was absolutely no risk in resigning him.
Had TT drafted Borland, and resigned JJ, we would be undefeated, yes I really believe that.
And furthermore, the 49er’s would be 5-7 without Borland.
Hawk is last piece of puzzle we have to solve. Not comforting that we replaced him with jones last game. Ehat happened to lattimore?
Agree. I was sick when I saw how Hawk looked against Rudolph (clown shoes and all). I became more ill when I saw Jones. Barrington although in limited snaps has covered backs and TE’s well to the sidelines.
Even though Jones to me should not be an ILB he does have some speed as evidenced by his kickoff coverage. Jones just does not seem to have the instincts or change of direction skills needed. Even though Hawk may be slow, dumb, and has no change of direction skills he does have some ILB instincts. It is past time for at least two new ILB’s.
Hawk is the last piece of the puzzle. Not sure who the answer is right now, but I don’t look forward to watching him matched up with Rob Gronkowski. Can Julius Peppers drop back into coverage and swivel his hips like an ILB? He sure as hell can run. Him and Fabio at ILB, Neal and Perry at OLB? Next draft should be ILB and TE, and Ted ought to get a free agent at ILB.
Ever notice Hawk’s helmet falls off every time he makes a tackle. It hasn’t come off in three weeks.
Welcome to Total TMZ Packers! Creating drama where none exists because we’re fucking bored with our meaningless lives.
Right, Bob? Can’t wait to find out what Olivia Munn tweeted today!
How about signing brian urlacher? He was a freak like Peppers. With a year off should be fresh