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Yeah I can watch that and Bigby's two sacks all day.
If Hawk gets double the blitzing opportunities he had last year I believe he will get around 10 sacks. A combination of double the opportunities, better blitzing ability and a sick defensive line to take care of the offensive line blockers would allow him to get a lot of mismatches that can make this happen. Very quietly (not being talked about much at all) Hawk has been blitzing more in practice walk through's and when camp started I remember he was asked about the probability of having increased blitz opportunities on a locker room interview put on Packers.com. It's also shown by all these new blitzes Bob Sanders has been using so far. Lol, if he were to somehow get even close to 10 sacks in a 4-3 defense, along with as good or better tackles numbers than last year, say hello to Defensive MVP consideration.
I'm getting excited about this year. Granted, it's early, but if the offense can play consistently at a level they did a few nights a go, or anywhere near it, and the defense continues to dominate, we could have a good year on our hands.
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." - Henry David Thoreau
Perhaps the most entertaining punt reception of the evening was when Packers General Manager Ted Thompson stepped onto the field and caught a punt from the Jugs machine. Thompson played 10 years as a linebacker in the NFL but isn’t believed to have ever been a return man.
I can't say that he did anything impressive this year. I was hoping that he'd be able to make a full recovery, but that's how it goes in the NFL. Had he returned to his old form I do think he could have made an impact, but with how he's been the chances of him helping the team weren't too good. I hope he gets a chance somewhere, but he probably needs another year still.
Anyway, the more important news from that page is this.
Bigby, Bush move up
Atari Bigby and Jarrett Bush have been promoted.
In the first team period tonight, Bigby, not Marquand Manuel, was at safety, and Bush, not Patrick Dendy, was the third cornerback in the nickel defense.
Bush and Bigby both stood out in Saturday's preseason win against Seattle. Bigby had two sacks and Bush had two interceptions.
That's good to see with Bigby. As long as Manuel doesn't feel comfortable with his job security hopefully some serious competition will yield better results from him. That or else we get a starting safety named Atari, a win-win situation if you ask me.