15 Total Quotes

A.J. Hawk Quotes

People always try to get us in linebacker battles with the other teams. But we're trying to be the best defense in the country. We're going in as a defense and to make a statement.
A.J. Hawk
#People

That's what we do every game: affect the quarterback and just be a physical defense - a defense that people like to watch.
A.J. Hawk
#Defense

She's rooting for her brother. She better. She's known him a lot longer than me.
A.J. Hawk
#Brother

They completed a lot of balls. But when we needed to make plays, we did.
A.J. Hawk
#Balls

We knew they'd come out — with the atmosphere of the game and electricity in the air — they'd come out ready to play. And we knew we had to match that. I think coming out and giving up that early touchdown hurt us a little bit.
A.J. Hawk
#Electricity

They found some playmakers on their team. They are playing with a lot of confidence.
A.J. Hawk
#Confidence

We knew Notre Dame was coming out to make plays. They have a ton of talent [but] we always talk about our next play [being] the most important.
A.J. Hawk
#Talent

Everybody talked about giving Charlie Weis four weeks to prepare. That kind of upset me. What about giving coach Tress four weeks to prepare? He's four out of five in bowl games.
A.J. Hawk
#Giving

I told all of the coaches here that we had two of the most physical safeties in the country playing behind me. I knew if I didn't make the tackle they were probably going to hit me on their way to make the tackle. So I had to get there first before them.
A.J. Hawk
#Country

Once your bowl game is over this is what you work for. That's why I want to come here and compete. I don't want to delay it any longer. I'm ready to get back to doing some football-type things instead of working on mainly these drills.
A.J. Hawk
#Work

It's a position where a lot of times they say they don't want to draft people too high because they think 'How much impact can a linebacker have?' I guess it's understandable. Obviously we're not big defensive ends who are going to get 15 to 18 sacks a year. We're not going to be a running back who's going to rush for 1,500 yards. But all I want's a chance, regardless of where I'm taken.
A.J. Hawk
#People

You want to come in and prove yourself early. Obviously, it is a responsibility being drafted that high to come in and play well and to make an impact. If not, you're going to get cut. So you have to come in, make the team, have an impact and do something special. And I feel that, obviously, internally. I feel an obligation to myself to do that but obviously the organization, the fans, this community. I mean, they don't want to see a first-round draft pick be a bust, so I feel I have to come in and hopefully make an impact early.
A.J. Hawk
#Responsibility

We knew they'd come out with the atmosphere of the game and electricity in the air they'd come out ready to play. And we knew we had to match that. I think coming out and giving up that early touchdown hurt us a little bit.
A.J. Hawk
#Game #Electricity #Atmosphere