A.J. Hawk

One down, fifteen to go. One week of games is not enough time to cause any NFL team to press the panic button, but we still got some early indications of how this season will pan out for the Green Bay Packers. After a tougher than it should have been win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Packers face the Buffalo Bills this Sunday to kick of their slate of games at Lambeau Field this season. If you are looking for a team that is the polar opposite of the Eagles, the Bills are [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , ,
Coming into the 2006 NFL Draft, linebacker A.J. Hawk was called by many draft experts the "surest thing" in that year's draft. A "sure thing," as in someone who will undoubtedly succeed in the NFL and become an elite player for years to come. Now that Hawk is entering his fifth season with the Green Bay Packers, let's take a look at how this "sure thing" has done thus far. In a word?  Mediocre.  Given that Hawk had increased expectations going into his rookie year as a top-five draft pick, Hawk has shown flashes but is nowhere near the player most people thought he would be at this point. That's why entering 2010, Hawk is the Packers player on the hottest seat. Yes, I am aware of defensive end Justin Harrell, but he arguably should have been let go last year. Hawk has [...] Continue reading → | , , , , ,
DE: Tamba Hali, 3rd yr, Kansas City Chiefs Excellent run-defender who now gets a shot at more sacks playing on the right side. DT: Amobi Okoye, 2nd yr, Houston Texans Amazing natural power; could one day reach the level of a Warren Sapp. DT: Tank Johnson, 5th yr, Dallas Cowboys Coming off his first great offseason in years. The deciding factor will be whether he plays hard. DE: Gaines Adams, 2nd yr, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Started getting traction in the second half of his rookie season. Physically speaking, the game is remarkably natural for him. OLB: LaMarr Woodley, 2nd yr, Pittsburgh Steelers Incredible fluidity. A lock to be the next dominant pass-rusher in Pittsburgh. ILB: [...] Continue reading → | , , ,
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