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Hot Read: In Defense of Hawk

LB A.J. Hawk (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

No, he'll never be Junior Seau, but fans are wrong to dismiss A.J. Hawk's contributions to the defense. What Hawk does well, he does exceptionally well, and he'll be a much-needed piece of this defense this season. W. Keith Roerdink provides the perspective.

Type A.J. Hawk's name into the Google search bar and you'll get "A.J. Hawk bust" in the dropdown menu before you even finish his name. It's not a total surprise, since many Packers fans have been adding that tag next to Hawk's name for much of the last two years. But in this case, perception doesn't equal reality. A week after Hawk watched from the sideline as the Green Bay Packers went...

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