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'Take It To The Edge'

LB A.J. Hawk (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty)

That's what inside linebackers coach Winston Moss wants to see out of veteran A.J. Hawk. The fifth-year pro almost always has been solid and avoided mental errors. We talk to Hawk about Moss' request to up the ante by taking the occasional gamble to make a big play.

A.J. Hawk has been as reliable as a Honda Accord. And about as flashy. The fifth pick of the 2006 draft, Hawk almost always has been good but only rarely has he been exceptional. Inside linebackers coach Winston Moss wouldn't mind a little more "exceptional," even at the cost of Hawk losing some of that renowned reliability. In other words, push the peddle to the metal. "And I know a coach...

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