Read here. This could be interesting. While both are important players to the team for different reasons, I find I’m not as worried as maybe I should be that our two MLBs will be out. Hawk showed some mild improvement for a couple weeks but then went back to mediocrity (or below). Bishop continues to be a force and I think we’ll miss him way more than Hawk, but frankly, he struggled at times in coverage. Just like I thought Bishop was better than Hawk and Barnett 3 years ago, I think DJ Smith is already better than Hawk. And the athleticism Francois showed with that fantastic pick last week was amazing. These guys are both good athletes and they will be ready to go. Not sure why I’m so confident, maybe because I’ve seen the Pack work through issues like this before – but I have a feeling that these guys will end up being positive factors in this game.
In fact, I’ll go on record predicting a big, memorable hit by DJ Smith.