I completely agree with you and your perspective on the AJ Hawk in Sconnie thing. I think being a high draft pick, people expect crazy stupid production.
But AJ looks more than a couple steps slow this year. He isn't reading plays the same way he did before and he is getting pushed around a lot. I told my buddy, who is also a Packers fan, that AJ was in his last year as a Packer. That was in the Spring. I think it is a true statement.
As a Packers fan I will be sad to see him go. But he is no longer playing at a level that would warrant a high snap count. He will go down as an underrated NFL player and may one day be considered for the Packers HOF.