Get it? Because 'Hawk' and 'hock' sound a lot alike? And one is the last name of the player we're trying to trade and the other implies trying to trade or pawn something? Man it's been awhile since I've nailed a headline like that. I was beginning to think something was coming off my fastball, then just as I'm starting to look hittable I fire a 98 mph headline in your grillmix!
Also I have almost nothing to blog about when it comes to this story. I mainly just wanted to use the headline. But in case you didn't hear last night apparently Ted Thompson is testing out the trade waters and seeing if he can maybe swing AJ for a veteran running back to spell Brandon Jackson the rest of the season. The rumor that's getting the most tread is that we try and send Hawk to Buffalo for Marshawn Lynch. Yes please! Lynch is a former first round pick, former pro bowler and has two 1,000 yard seasons in his three years in the league. Plus he played college ball with A-Rod at Cal and when asked if the Packers should acquire him Rodgers said 'bring him on.' And if he's good enough for Rodgers he's good enough for me. Seriously that guy could tell me to get a voluntary root canal and I'd be all in.
Now the only caveat with with Lynch is he has some character issues. Got suspended last year, assault charges, gun possession, he's basically a walking Lil' John video. But whateves man. Dude can flat out run. And seriously how much trouble can you get into in Green Bay? What is he going to do, hang out at the ShopKo parking lot until 10pm? Just type in 'Green Bay nightlife' into google and it will fire back at you with a 'did you mean Green Bay wildlife.' So I think he should be in the clear here. That plus you almost had to send out an amber alert to find Hawk in Sunday's game, and while he has been steady in his tenure in Green Bay, he has been allergic to the big plays he was drafted for while at Ohio State. So if this is on the table I say we do a fair trade at midfield on Sunday.
PS: Not only does he sound like he's out of a rap video he even looks like Lil' John. Check this out:
If I don't get a Crunk Ain't Dead necklace for Christmas I'll just die. If there was ever a philosophy that described me that is it.