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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; A.J.'s RULES It is an understatement to say that Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk is unbending in his dedication not to be seen as better than anyone else. His family, his friends, and his teammates and coaches have experienced that ...

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Old 04-25-2006, 06:09 PM   #1
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Nice Article on Hawk's character.

A.J.'s RULES
It is an understatement to say that Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk is unbending in his dedication not to be seen as better than anyone else. His family, his friends, and his teammates and coaches have experienced that Hawk "I'm-the-same-as-everybody" philosophy many a time.

Five of A.J.'s rules:

Instructed his parents not to cheer for him in high school (Centerville, Ohio), although they could clap for team touchdowns.
Never wore his high school varsity jackets. Did not want to seem "big time."
Refused to let Buckeyes photographers take a new media guide head-and-shoulders of him after his freshman year because he did not want to give up precious rest time between two-a-day August practices. Photos don't matter!
Requested that an inch be taken off his Ohio State roster height (from 6-2 to 6-1). "I don't ever want to meet somebody and they go, 'You're not as tall as I thought you'd be,' " he told his father Keith.
On Senior Day, he was the only Buckeye to greet his parents with his helmet on. That was the rule in high school -- helmets stay on!
"He doesn't like anything false," his father says. "Nothing false. He wants it all to be better. He wants to give something better than anyone expects."

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Old 04-25-2006, 09:19 PM   #2
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RE: Nice Article on Hawk

Wow! This is the kind of guy you want leading your defense...on & off the field.
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Hey don't get me wrong, I like Hawk and I wish the Saints can draft him at #4 not #2 but I want a smart but a complete F#$king Ahole running my defence. I mean someone that's going to knock you on your ass and not help you up. I mean have the frigging QB in terror the whole damn game. And Hawk seems like a nice guy.
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I think Hawk is that type of bad-azz. I think he is right up our alley and this is the type of thing that has made it so tough for me to decide between Brick and Hawk.

Finally, a tough desicion about something beneficial to the Saints!!!
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Originally Posted by patdog
And Hawk seems like a nice guy.
So did LB's like Mike Singletary, Derrick Thomas, Rickey Jackson, & Sam Mills.
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Stop the value by position for the $$$ you spend. If character is an issue and Smith and Stallworth are to go because of their character, then that value book is already thrown out of the window. Hawk, DBrick and Davis are the choices for us. Hawk brings and attitude with him that the D needs and has not had in years.
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:24 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by patdog
Hey don't get me wrong, I like Hawk and I wish the Saints can draft him at #4 not #2 but I want a smart but a complete F#$king Ahole running my defence. I mean someone that's going to knock you on your ass and not help you up. I mean have the frigging QB in terror the whole damn game. And Hawk seems like a nice guy.
140+ tackles as a junior.
120+ tackles as a senior.

I doubt he asked all of them to politely lay down for him.
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