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steeledude
10-23-2011, 02:00 PM
DJ was just as pivotal to that win as anyone else. We need linebackers who play like him, he is a veteran and has been consistently good for us since drafted. Of course there are a few posters who will still make up reasons we shouldn't have him, but DJ proved 'em wrong today.

RhymesayersDU
10-23-2011, 02:01 PM
The first big play since he's been a Bronco, huzzah.

I like him on the team, but he was supposed to be MUCH better than what he has been.

SoCalBronco
10-23-2011, 02:04 PM
It's not just the sack, forced fumble and recovery of said fumble. He did a nice job in pass coverage on Reggie Bush during the game as well. Like I said, people won't appreciate him until he's gone. When Joe Mays is covering RB's, you'll see the difference.

http://meetthematts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dj_williams_broncos-MeetTheMatts.jpg

Stud.

HAT
10-23-2011, 02:08 PM
Like I said, people won't appreciate him until he's gone.

I will appreciate him like a mother****er when he's gone. The sooner the better.
I can't wait until this team has a real MLB again.

SoCalBronco
10-23-2011, 02:09 PM
I will appreciate him like a mother****er when he's gone. The sooner the better.
I can't wait until this team has a real MLB again.

Earth to HAT: He's not playing MLB.

Your hero almost lost us the game on the coin toss, but keep biatching about guys who actually help the team.

steeledude
10-23-2011, 02:09 PM
It's not just the sack, forced fumble and recovery of said fumble. He did a nice job in pass coverage on Reggie Bush during the game as well. Like I said, people won't appreciate him until he's gone. When Joe Mays is covering RB's, you'll see the difference.

http://meetthematts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dj_williams_broncos-MeetTheMatts.jpg

Stud.

Agreed. He does so many things for this team.

Garcia Bronco
10-23-2011, 02:11 PM
The first big play since he's been a Bronco, huzzah.

I like him on the team, but he was supposed to be MUCH better than what he has been.

This...the is one of a handful of game changing plays that he's ever made.

RhymesayersDU
10-23-2011, 02:15 PM
I wonder if Nevin has a nice gift for DJ before he leaves Miami?

schaaf
10-23-2011, 02:15 PM
It's not just the sack, forced fumble and recovery of said fumble. He did a nice job in pass coverage on Reggie Bush during the game as well. Like I said, people won't appreciate him until he's gone. When Joe Mays is covering RB's, you'll see the difference.

http://meetthematts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dj_williams_broncos-MeetTheMatts.jpg

Stud.

This. Congratulations DJ keep it up!

SoCalBronco
10-23-2011, 02:16 PM
lol....he can never win with you people.

Perhaps a 6 was too generous. You were right montrose...I'm seeing the light now.

GreatBronco16
10-23-2011, 02:16 PM
Actually, DJ played a hell of a game today. He was making some great stops out there today.

epicSocialism4tw
10-23-2011, 02:17 PM
A guy from the U makes the defensive play in the clutch. A guy from UF leads the offense.

Everyone in the stadium should have been happy, right? ;D

Popps
10-23-2011, 02:17 PM
I knew if I lived long enough, DJ would make a play!

Requiem
10-23-2011, 02:31 PM
lol....he can never win with you people.

Perhaps a 6 was too generous. You were right montrose...I'm seeing the light now.

Williams has been consistent for the Broncos, a veteran team player who has played every linebacker position you can in his career under a slough of different defensive coordinators. Williams deserves to serve out his contract with the Broncos. It is a shame he never got to just stick on the weakside and develop there consistently under the right coaching.

Popps
10-23-2011, 02:38 PM
Williams has been consistent for the Broncos, a veteran team player who has played every linebacker position you can in his career under a slough of different defensive coordinators. Williams deserves to serve out his contract with the Broncos. It is a shame he never got to just stick on the weakside and develop there consistently under the right coaching.

Absolutely not consistent. He regularly misreads plays and guesses wrong.
He's been a problem off the field and was stripped of his captaincy. He's probably gone after this season, outside of a miraculous finish.

The guy made one play today, it was a great play. But, I don't recall him making a game-changing play in his career up to this point. So, let's not create a storyline that doesn't exist. He's a marginal starter who can tackle pretty well and runs well. He's also got big flaws in his game, and yes... he should NEVER, EVER have been moved inside.

barryr
10-23-2011, 02:39 PM
Yes, I was happy to see him make a big play. That is something he just has not done much of during his career, so great to see him making a great play in a tight game.

Dr. Broncenstein
10-23-2011, 02:40 PM
We should seriously consider giving him his captaincy back. You know, for coin tosses.

Spider
10-23-2011, 02:40 PM
this is why I was ripping into guys who wanted his ass cut after that penalty ....DJ is a stud , you take the bad with the good , Just let DJ be , he will be fine

TotallyScrewed
10-23-2011, 03:06 PM
I saw him getting run over too. Fortunately, when Denver needed a big play, DJ came up huge.

Prater came back and though I admit that I thought he missed his third 3-pt. attempt of the game...I was wrong and he came up big too.

Great TEAM win for the Broncos!!

Now, let's see them improve the play calling so teams just can't bull rush 8-9 or more in the box.

WABronco
10-23-2011, 03:27 PM
Deal him now while is value is highest!

Requiem
10-23-2011, 03:29 PM
Absolutely not consistent. He regularly misreads plays and guesses wrong.

"Misreads plays and guesses wrong"? Sort of redundant, and kind of contradictory to the fact that he is one of our best and year-in-and-year-out, is amongst our team lead in tacles, don't you think? So lets get to the real beef with DJ, which becomes an ad hominem:

He's been a problem off the field and was stripped of his captaincy. He's probably gone after this season, outside of a miraculous finish.

I'm not surprised. This is where DJ always gets the most hate. But seriously:

Why would the Broncos create a need on defense? He is due five and six million dollars respectively the next two years. If Williams was a bad linebacker, there could be a case for his release/trade, but there isn't. He knows every linebacker spot on the field and has, contrary to your belief, been a consistent performer for the Broncos. His pressures and pass rushing have improved over the past two years and has been good with stuffs and TFL, despite having a below-average defensive line and switches from WOLB, SAM to WOLB to ILB back to WOLB this year. Denver doesn't have the depth at LB to be getting rid of the biggest veteran on the corps.

I was pleased with his pass coverage today and he laid some good wood in the running game. At the end of the game he was clutch and gave us a chance to win in OT.

The guy made one play today, it was a great play. But, I don't recall him making a game-changing play in his career up to this point.
So, let's not create a storyline that doesn't exist. He's a marginal starter who can tackle pretty well and runs well. He's also got big flaws in his game, and yes... he should NEVER, EVER have been moved inside.

I'm not creating a story line. Williams has produced for the Broncos despite numerous position switches and a lack of integrity on the defensive side of the ball.

Go DJ.

Performing in front of his "home" crowd.

broncswin
10-23-2011, 03:31 PM
Good game DJ

UberBroncoMan
10-23-2011, 03:31 PM
I can't grasp the hate DJ gets outside of his drinking problem. Dude has done everything we've asked on the field. He scarified a stable career when he was drafted by us...and still after all the bull**** with DC after DC being fired, new position after new position, he signed on to stay longer.

Requiem
10-23-2011, 03:42 PM
I can't grasp the hate DJ gets outside of his drinking problem. Dude has done everything we've asked on the field. He scarified a stable career when he was drafted by us...and still after all the bull**** with DC after DC being fired, new position after new position, he signed on to stay longer.

Rep.

broncocalijohn
10-23-2011, 03:46 PM
It's not just the sack, forced fumble and recovery of said fumble. He did a nice job in pass coverage on Reggie Bush during the game as well. Like I said, people won't appreciate him until he's gone. When Joe Mays is covering RB's, you'll see the difference.

http://meetthematts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dj_williams_broncos-MeetTheMatts.jpg

Stud.

You are comparing it to the fact that it is his replacement, Mays, that will make us wish we had kept DJ. How about we get a guy that is better than DJ so we don't ever think we made a bad choice? Comparing him to Mays doesnt make DJ a surerb player..... or a stud as you want to point out. We need much more of this from him and have not got it since he has been a Bronco. He hasnt been horrible or stud material. He was a guy we hoped would be a standout in a defense that has been pretty bad since he has been here. Not exactly all his fault but it is what it is. His love isnt because he was a Shanny pick and you need a few on D to be good?

Popps
10-23-2011, 04:27 PM
It's not just the sack, forced fumble and recovery of said fumble. He did a nice job in pass coverage on Reggie Bush during the game as well. Like I said, people won't appreciate him until he's gone. When Joe Mays is covering RB's, you'll see the difference.

http://meetthematts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/dj_williams_broncos-MeetTheMatts.jpg

Stud.

You deserve to chirp today, SoCal. You've supported him through an awful lot of bad play. :)

Look, I don't like posting negative about Broncos... but the guy has always seemed like a weak link to me. He's a guy who makes a flashy tackle or an athletic play... and then later takes himself out of a basic running play and we give up a huge gain.

At least he's back on the weak side. Maybe he's better as a 3rd down LB. He can cover guys and occasionally rush the passer. But, we're paying him like an elite player and he's simply not.

All that aside, he made a great play today and I hope he continues to do so.

HAT
10-23-2011, 04:35 PM
Earth to HAT: He's not playing MLB.


Earth to 'Canes fan. DJ is the suck. Props to him for making a play though.

Again....I can't wait until this team has a real MLB again.

ColoradoDarin
10-23-2011, 06:11 PM
I'm not a big DJ fan, but he had a good game today. Shut down Bush in coverage and made the defensive play of the game. I'm still open to trading him, but keeping him is fine if we get a Al Wilson type MLB again.

vonqkilla
10-23-2011, 06:18 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/ap/57/fullj.e7f7094299280ebe14acec573a834319/ap-201110231623590111213.jpg woooo!!

Crushaholic
10-23-2011, 06:55 PM
NOT noticing an OLB could be a good thing. That means that he isn't making stupid penalties. With that being said, the hit made me say "Whoa, is that DJ? Damn..." :strong:

maher_tyler
10-23-2011, 09:30 PM
Williams has been consistent for the Broncos, a veteran team player who has played every linebacker position you can in his career under a slough of different defensive coordinators. Williams deserves to serve out his contract with the Broncos. It is a shame he never got to just stick on the weakside and develop there consistently under the right coaching.

Yep! Not his fault he got moved around. I guess he could have said F U to the FO a long time ago for moving him around with a new DC every year.

Rolandftw
10-23-2011, 09:41 PM
Never really got the DJ hate. Probably didn't ever justify his draft position, but he's been a good player considering how much he's had to move around. Think if we keep him around, he will excel next season.

DENVERDUI55
10-24-2011, 07:40 AM
The first big play since he's been a Bronco, huzzah.

I like him on the team, but he was supposed to be MUCH better than what he has been.

Quoted for the truth. First big play he has mad in how many years here? He has more dui s than plays made.

DENVERDUI55
10-24-2011, 07:47 AM
DJ homers waited for years for this thread.

Kaylore
10-24-2011, 07:54 AM
I understand some of the DJ resentment. He's not a big play guy. He doesn't get sacks, force fumbles or interceptions. Multiple DUI's didn't do anything to endear the fan base to him. But he's solid at his job, is physical enough to get through traffic and athletic enough not to be burned on TE's or speedy running backs.

Yes, we could have had Vince Wilfork or Will Smith but we also could have taken a bunch of other players taken ahead of him who were terrible that year. He's one of the best linebackers out of that entire class and at the time we needed a linebacker.

There are a LOT of areas on this team that are much worse than Linebacker. Moving DJ would make us worse at a position we do not need to get worse at. He's not making top linebacker money so the argument he's overpaid isn't really valid.

John Fox and Dennis Allen line him, and I defer to their opinions, at least on things regarding defense.

DENVERDUI55
10-24-2011, 08:04 AM
I understand some of the DJ resentment. He's not a big play guy. He doesn't get sacks, force fumbles or interceptions. Multiple DUI's didn't do anything to endear the fan base to him. But he's solid at his job, is physical enough to get through traffic and athletic enough not to be burned on TE's or speedy running backs.

Yes, we could have had Vince Wilfork or Will Smith but we also could have taken a bunch of other players taken ahead of him who were terrible that year. He's one of the best linebackers out of that entire class and at the time we needed a linebacker.

There are a LOT of areas on this team that are much worse than Linebacker. Moving DJ would make us worse at a position we do not need to get worse at. He's not making top linebacker money so the argument he's overpaid isn't really valid.

John Fox and Dennis Allen line him, and I defer to their opinions, at least on things regarding defense.It was a no brainer to take Steven Jackson. We just traded our stud rb for champ and had a chance to take any back in the draft. Picked a lb in rd two.