A.J. Hawk took to the airwaves yesterday while enjoying time before the start of Training Camp out at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe – talking Greg Jennings and The Super Bowl.
Showing his lighter side on the Dave Dameshek Football Program, he didn’t sing, but came close as Dameshek tried to remember the lyrics to Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.” I’m glad he didn’t sing.
But when they did get around to talking football, Dameshek asked Hawk about the best and worst case scenarios for the Green Bay Packers in 2013. He said the best case would be that the Packers would run through the season, the playoffs and then dominate with a Super Bowl win; the worst case would be the Packers running through the season, the playoffs and then losing in the Super Bowl. “That would suck,” he said.
On another program, this one an interview on WTMJ, Hawk said he has joked with former Packer and now Viking Greg Jennings about the opportunity to get a hit on him. Here’s what he had to say:
“Greg knows I’ve joked around with him about it. It’s going to be fun. I finally get to tackle Greg. I (got) to mess with him in practice and punch at him and jab at him at different times, and now we actually get to hit him. Greg’s a physical guy, so I think he’s going to try to bring it to me as well.”
“I did not hear his comments, but if that’s how he feels, I’m glad he feels positive about where he’s at. He’s an amazing player, but I think our locker room looks really good right now.”
So it sounds like Hawk is ready for some football. It’s good to see he’s loose and ready. I’m looking forward to what he brings to the field this year. My gut feeling is that there will be a renewed A.J. Hawk who may be looking toward the tail end of his career over the next 2-4 years and understands that time is running out. He will have competition this season, but I think his experience and savvy will be enough to keep him on the field.
That’s what Training Camp is for. It should be interesting to watch all of the positional battles for the Packers, including the inside linebackers spots.
In the meantime, Click here for the interview with Dameshek on NFL Network …