Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk spoke with the media this afternoon and was asked about the Vikings situation - rumors the team has quit on coach Brad Childress after a 3-6 start and the Randy Moss debacle. Hawk was asked he's ever had a coach push him to the point of wanting to stop giving effort? "If I did I would never say it. I've been lucky my whole life to be on teams ... I've had a ton of respect for the coaches I had growing up and even now. "It would have to get pretty bad for that to happen. But I don't doubt anything. Nothing would surprise me. Watching (the Vikings) on film though, they definitely haven't quit. When it comes down to it, regardless of how they feel about anybody on the team or the coaches, they still have pride in themselves as humans and players and competitors." Can negativity from a few individuals spread throughout the locker room? "If you talk to any business in the world and they'll tell you, if there's a couple bad apples, they're going to pull guys in with them. It goes both ways. There's a lot of people who walk in the room and just seem like they're a great, positive guy and people are just naturally attracted to hang out with him. And it goes the other way, too." "Unfortunately, there's guys like that around the league. Luckily we don't have them, but I know it happens. I don't think that's the case over there, but who knows? I'm not in their locker room."
A.J. Hawk talks mutiny
Nov. 6, 2013 11:21 AM
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