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Bronco Rob
09-14-2012, 07:22 AM
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https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/09/13/signature-stat-leaders/


Instead of talking about it (joemays) Dubya squared is being about it!



:thumbs:

Kaylore
09-14-2012, 07:31 AM
He can't cover (strangely) but he was beasting it up against the run. All the linebackers were for the most part.

TheReverend
09-14-2012, 07:34 AM
Love me some Woodyard, but let's take these websites with a grain of salt...

PFF had a mega boner over Jamarcus Webb in week 1 as well and were pretty horrid with your evaluations last season.

Not sayin, just sayin.

CEH
09-14-2012, 07:35 AM
He can't cover (strangely) but he was beasting it up against the run. All the linebackers were for the most part.

Well to be honest this is a good thing to stop the run first and foremost
if you can't stop the run you can't do anything creative on defense
If teams want to throw the ball against Denver I'm all for it cause we can match any team except most teams can't go 80 yards in 2 plays or put 3 80 yards drives up back to back

GreatBronco16
09-14-2012, 08:15 AM
He can't cover (strangely) but he was beasting it up against the run. All the linebackers were for the most part.

Well it's kinda like pick your poison. Do you want them to do better against the run or the pass? Cause they can't do both equally well.

fontaine
09-14-2012, 08:26 AM
Woodyard couldn't cover, had problems bringing down Big Ben, lost contain on the outside a few times, but yeah apart from that he tackled well.

eddie mac
09-14-2012, 08:49 AM
someone said 11 tackles were on the one play, he missed the first 10.LOL

Kaylore
09-14-2012, 09:01 AM
Well it's kinda like pick your poison. Do you want them to do better against the run or the pass? Cause they can't do both equally well.

It's just odd that he is small, athletic and yet plays the run better than the pass. I mean this is a guy many thought would play safety coming out of college.

socalorado
09-14-2012, 09:08 AM
I am just glad hes on DEN.

lonestar
09-14-2012, 09:59 AM
He can't cover (strangely) but he was beasting it up against the run. All the linebackers were for the most part.

I find it strange also since he was a safety in college before moving to LB because of an injury to one of the starting LB's

lonestar
09-14-2012, 10:00 AM
Woodyard couldn't cover, had problems bringing down Big Ben, lost contain on the outside a few times, but yeah apart from that he tackled well.

like 98% of the defenders in the NFL..

bronco militia
09-14-2012, 10:00 AM
I find it strange also since he was a safety in college before moving to LB because of an injury to one of the starting LB's

this may come as a surprise, but there's probably a better reason why he's not a safety anymore

enjolras
09-14-2012, 10:02 AM
He had perhaps the worst missed tackle of the day. Ben was flushed to his right and Woodyard and nothing but turf between him and the QB. He literally went running right by him, and Ben ended up converting a third down with about a 30 yard pass down to the Broncos 10 yard line or so. I believe that play led to a touchdown a couple fo plays later.

Inkana7
09-14-2012, 10:12 AM
He looks bigger this year. That may have something to do with it.

On another note, does anyone remember the game against Carolina when Shanny started him at safety? Watching that idea collapse into disaster sure was fun.

Tim
09-15-2012, 05:54 AM
I don't think dj is coming back, Woodyard will lead the te in tackles

s0phr0syne
09-15-2012, 07:36 AM
He looks bigger this year. That may have something to do with it.

On another note, does anyone remember the game against Carolina when Shanny started him at safety? Watching that idea collapse into disaster sure was fun.


hahah, I was just reflecting on the Jets game where Shanny trotted out Woodyard and Josh Barrett at safety! Hillis unleashed! Ah, the memories!

boppool
09-15-2012, 07:40 AM
I don't think dj is coming back, Woodyard will lead the te in tackles

If we wanted to dump DJ, they would've done it before the season. He'll be back as soon as his suspension is over. Woody is too big of a liability against the pass, he can't be an everydown LB.

TheReverend
09-15-2012, 08:25 AM
He looks bigger this year. That may have something to do with it.

On another note, does anyone remember the game against Carolina when Shanny started him at safety? Watching that idea collapse into disaster sure was fun.

He was a fourth linebacker. They tried a 4-4 that game to try and stem the major run issues we'd been having.

But inaccurately regurgitating information outside of context is pretty cool too.

OrangeSe7en
09-15-2012, 10:42 AM
It's just odd that he is small, athletic and yet plays the run better than the pass. I mean this is a guy many thought would play safety coming out of college.

People need to give it more time. His pass defense might improve, especially since he wont always be playing against a team whose QB doesnt buy extra time so routinely. Conversely, there might also be games where he struggles against the run bringing his % down some.

OrangeSe7en
09-15-2012, 10:48 AM
BTW, I thought that was intersting analysis.

Some things I found interesting:

> Griffin III has the highest accuracy rating, even though it's only one game.

> I thought Locker being on the list was interesting given that a lot was made out of his completion % in college. Granted it's only one game.

> Von Miller was on the list as being an efficient pass rusher. Confirmed what we would have guessed. His thumb injury last year sealed our fate. He had 2 against Big Ben. He might have 20+ this year. If he and Doom get it going, Im going to cringe at the Freeney-Mathis comparisons.

>I think I counted 4 Broncos on those lists, which is good.

razorwire77
09-15-2012, 11:12 AM
I like WW. I think he makes an excellent situational depth LB'er, special teamer, etc. But for a fast, athletic, player he absolutely sucks in coverage and it's a passing league.

That One Guy
09-15-2012, 01:06 PM
Let's not forget there was that article about Champ telling everyone to just stop the run and the corners would stop the pass. If the team really took that to heart, they could've been playing run 1st, pass 2nd. Not sure that it should've had that much impact but they did what Champ challenged them to do.

Cito Pelon
09-15-2012, 05:07 PM
Dude led the team in tackles in 2011 IIRC, and is currently the tackle boss in 2012. He doesn't backpedal and get some PD's or INT's, but he tackles. DJ Williams was right up there with Woodyard as the leading tackler in 2011. Too bad one of those two don't get the PD's and INT's, sure would be nice to see a Bronco LB get some INT's. Been a looooong time since we've seen that.

ZONA
09-15-2012, 05:32 PM
It's just odd that he is small, athletic and yet plays the run better than the pass. I mean this is a guy many thought would play safety coming out of college.

He's not ever going to be a safety, he just can't cover good enough for that. He's not a great LB either. He's bench material as far as that goes. He is good at ST's and I think that's how he stays in the league. Good ST's and as a back up LB.

With the off the field problems from DJ, Woodyard and Mays not being that great, Irving not showing much still, how can we not draft at 2 LB's in the draft next year. I doubt we find a gem like Miller again, partially because we will be picking last next year (:strong:) but I'm hoping we can find a nice solid guy in the middle with our 1st or 2nd pick.

2013 Draft:

1) MLB
2) DT
3) OL
4) Safety
5) CB
6) DT/LB

ZONA
09-15-2012, 05:36 PM
If we wanted to dump DJ, they would've done it before the season. He'll be back as soon as his suspension is over. Woody is too big of a liability against the pass, he can't be an everydown LB.

I just don't get how some people can't get this fact through their thick skull. Woodyard will not be the starter once DJ comes back people. Just deal with it.

LongDongJohnson
09-15-2012, 05:48 PM
Woodyard has stiff hips. Cant move laterally well. Thats why he sucks at coverage. But his straight line speed is very fast for a LB.

errand
09-15-2012, 07:03 PM
Woodyard couldn't cover, had problems bringing down Big Ben, lost contain on the outside a few times, but yeah apart from that he tackled well.


Well he's 6'5" 240lbs....hence the moniker Big Ben. BTW, Wesley Woodyard sacked Ben in sunday's game.

Ziggy
09-15-2012, 09:15 PM
How about giving the Dline some credit? The linebackers were running free all night long due to play of our defensive lineman. It's one of the staples of a Jack Del Rio defense.

Jetmeck
09-15-2012, 10:12 PM
GOOD FOR HIM, but the LBs couldn't cover the TE to save their ass.............

cutthemdown
09-16-2012, 12:57 AM
Its not like Woodyard gets totally lost in coverage. Its frustrating because often he is close enough to where you think he might make a play on the ball, but he seldom does.

lonestar
09-16-2012, 11:00 AM
I just don't get how some people can't get this fact through their thick skull. Woodyard will not be the starter once DJ comes back people. Just deal with it.

IF DJ comes back you may correct.. Goodell is not done with his time off, as soon as he gets teh NOL debacle out of the way DJ Dumb Jackass Williams will be getting a couple more weeks off without pay..

Then we will see if John has the balls to cut this lowlife..

But your bromance is showing..

lonestar
09-16-2012, 11:04 AM
Well he's 6'5" 240lbs....hence the moniker Big Ben. BTW, Wesley Woodyard sacked Ben in sunday's game.

Obviously something that many folks have overlooked..

I also guessing he is way over 240..

the guys usually shrugs off tacklers I dislike the guy as a person but as a QB hard to fault him..

errand
09-16-2012, 11:16 AM
Obviously something that many folks have overlooked..

I also guessing he is way over 240..

the guys usually shrugs off tacklers I dislike the guy as a person but as a QB hard to fault him..

Exactly....Ben's made better LB's than Woodyard miss, and has shrugged off many more....and while Woodyard might not be the best LB in the NFL...he's one of the best on our team. Until we can acquire a better one, we'll have to hope 12 tackles with a sack per game is good enough.

McDman
09-16-2012, 12:54 PM
If we wanted to dump DJ, they would've done it before the season. He'll be back as soon as his suspension is over. Woody is too big of a liability against the pass, he can't be an everydown LB.

Not true. We don't pay him utnil the suspension is over. No reason to cut him now.

lonestar
09-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Exactly....Ben's made better LB's than Woodyard miss, and has shrugged off many more....and while Woodyard might not be the best LB in the NFL...he's one of the best on our team. Until we can acquire a better one, we'll have to hope 12 tackles with a sack per game is good enough.

Let me note that DE's and DT's have been shrugged off by him also..

But But But he has stiff hips..

OMG the sky in falling..

I just love hearing crap like that when they have no logical or valid solutions..

most teams would love to have him on their team..

Most of our members seem to think we have to have pro bowlers at each spot on the field all the time.. but then when it time to pay them they get pissed because we let them leave for more money..


Morons seem to think money grows on trees and forget we all have a cap to live under..

IBeWriteGood
09-16-2012, 11:03 PM
IF DJ comes back you may correct.. Goodell is not done with his time off, as soon as he gets teh NOL debacle out of the way DJ Dumb Jackass Williams will be getting a couple more weeks off without pay..

Then we will see if John has the balls to cut this lowlife..

But your bromance is showing..

Get your torches and pitchforks, fellers!!!!

DJ get in trouble bad. DJ no get in trouble good!!!! DJ get in trouble so DJ bad!!!

You talk about a bromance...and then proceed to jerk off WW 2 posts down.

SoCalBronco
09-16-2012, 11:35 PM
Haha...great post, man.

Agamemnon
09-16-2012, 11:44 PM
All I know is that there's no reason Woodyard shouldn't be solid in coverage based on his physical abilities (unlike Joe "5.0 40" Mays). So he either needs better coaching in that area or he simply lacks the instinct for it. It's hard to say.

broncocalijohn
09-17-2012, 12:17 AM
IF DJ comes back you may correct.. Goodell is not done with his time off, as soon as he gets teh NOL debacle out of the way DJ Dumb Jackass Williams will be getting a couple more weeks off without pay..

Then we will see if John has the balls to cut this lowlife..

But your bromance is showing..

Why cut him now? He isnt getting paid and is a perfect insurance policy if someone gets hurt. He is a complete ahole and has reasons to boot him but why rush it?

cutthemdown
09-17-2012, 12:39 AM
DJ is an ass but I think he could give us a boost when he comes back. Why cut him? Now if we draft a young WLB next yr, and Woodyard improves as yr goes on, then yes maybe cut him.

kappys
09-17-2012, 10:29 AM
WW was OK in coverage last year - not great but not a huge liability.

The Steelers boast perhaps the best group of receivers in the league(WR+TE) and with Ben's mobility they are very difficult to cover. I think WW will be OK going forward

Bronco Rob
09-23-2012, 03:53 PM
:thumbsup:

lonestar
09-23-2012, 04:55 PM
:thumbsup:

pretty good coverage for someone with stiff hips .. :thumbs:

Bronco Rob
09-24-2012, 01:20 AM
pretty good coverage for someone with stiff hips .. :thumbs:



:thumbsup:

Bronco Rob
10-01-2012, 10:49 AM
Had a team leading 6 tackles - half a sack and one hit on the quarterback.




:thumbs:

lonestar
10-01-2012, 12:32 PM
Had a team leading 6 tackles - half a sack and one hit on the quarterback.




:thumbs:

Hopefully people will get that DJ will not be missed.

For that matter has not been missed like they seemed to think he would be.

KevinJames
10-01-2012, 06:05 PM
Hopefully people will get that DJ will not be missed.

For that matter has not been missed like they seemed to think he would be.

I disagree I think DJ will make this team even better.

I wanna see Woodyard and DJ on the field at the same time. Even if that means Mays isn't on the field.

Chris
10-01-2012, 06:21 PM
Has Woodyard played MLB for us? I thought it was Larsen who did.

Bronco Rob
10-04-2012, 11:21 AM
A Second Helping of Wesley Woodyard’s sack of Carson Palmer




http://www.itsalloverfatman.com/broncos/entry/a-second-helping-of-wesley-woodyards-sack-of-carson-palmer




:thumbsup:

TheReverend
10-04-2012, 11:37 AM
Has Woodyard played MLB for us? I thought it was Larsen who did.

Only in nickel looks so, no, not really.

lonestar
10-04-2012, 11:40 AM
A Second Helping of Wesley Woodyard’s sack of Carson Palmer




http://www.itsalloverfatman.com/broncos/entry/a-second-helping-of-wesley-woodyards-sack-of-carson-palmer




:thumbsup:



hopefully that will silence some of the morons that think DJ is the savior of the defense..

that when he comes back in game 8 no make that 10 11 0r 12. because of Goodells slamming him with another couple weeks and I suspect the moron will not be in game shape walking through the door, plus a few more weeks to learn the play book so that really means later rather than sooner.. .

BroncoFanDoug
10-04-2012, 03:19 PM
I think DJ is a ridiculous a$$ as much as the next guy. He is also a very gifted linebacker - much better the WW imho. He has also played more than 1 lineback position so adds lots of flexibility dealing with injuries and the like.

I do worry about how quickly he might get back into playing shape, but if we are looking to go deep into the playoffs, me thinks some DJ would be a very nice addition to this D, even if it later in the year.

ZONA
10-04-2012, 05:57 PM
I disagree I think DJ will make this team even better.

I wanna see Woodyard and DJ on the field at the same time. Even if that means Mays isn't on the field.

Woodyard has looked better so far this year then in the past. At this point, I would leave him where he is, I would replace Mays with DJ when he comes back. DJ has played MLB before and Woodyard has not so that's why I like the switch there. And of course, having DJ and Woodyard on the field same time is a good thing. You want your best players on the field and Woodyard is better then Mays. DJ is better then both so that point doesn't need to be made.

lonestar
10-04-2012, 09:24 PM
Woodyard has looked better so far this year then in the past. At this point, I would leave him where he is, I would replace Mays with DJ when he comes back. DJ has played MLB before and Woodyard has not so that's why I like the switch there. And of course, having DJ and Woodyard on the field same time is a good thing. You want your best players on the field and Woodyard is better then Mays. DJ is better then both so that point doesn't need to be made.

DJ can not bring intelligence to the able as a MLB being able to make the calls for the front seven.. he failed at it when he did play it for a time frame after he was SAM, and not only was he unable to relay the calls in from the DC correctly he did not have a clue on changing it if the QB changed the play..

After this year, Denver might want to look towards free agency and to see if they can’t bring in someone who does have MLB experience, because the improvement in the play adjustments was so noticeable, with Brooking getting people into the right spot on multiple plays. Del Rio also called one heck of a game. But as far as next year - draft for the future, certainly, but it seems that the present benefits from an experienced eye at MLB. Brooking also put up five tackles, three of them solo. There was also no drop off in Denver’s overall hitting, a selling point of Mays in the past

http://www.itsalloverfatman.com/broncos/entry/why-the-broncos-should-start-keith-brooking-over-joe-mays

DJ is a dummy he can not do those things.. plus he is a drag down tackler not something you want from a MLB it is the spot where you want to meet the ball carrier in the hole or behind the LOS.. Not DJ's forte..

Bronco Rob
10-28-2012, 09:34 PM
13 - Tackles - 9 Solo - 1 - Sack - 1 Interception





:strong:

broncocalijohn
10-28-2012, 09:44 PM
13 - Tackles - 9 Solo - 1 - Sack - 1 Interception





:strong:

Obviously, he needs to improve.

Now this is a good and understandable bump!

:welcome:

Bronco Yoda
10-28-2012, 09:46 PM
What is up with Woodyard. He is really turning it up. I likey.

mellow mood
10-28-2012, 09:47 PM
Woodyard looked really good tonight, and no way he comes off the field when dj returns.
Maybe dj back at middle???

Either way cheers to woodyard
Hell of a game

Garcia Bronco
10-28-2012, 09:53 PM
You heard it tonight.

"I am not so sure DJ gets his spot back."

lonestar
10-28-2012, 09:58 PM
You heard it tonight.

"I am not so sure DJ gets his spot back."

if he does it is a slap in the face to the rest of the defense..

JDR does not seem like the guy that would do that..

Like vilma tonight playing WIL because the guy they brought in to do it is playing the best on the D..
If he wants to play it was at WIL he has to earn his playing time..

I would hope that JDR does the same thing. for that matter unless there is an injury cut his dumb ass.. Save the money..

gyldenlove
10-28-2012, 09:59 PM
Woodyard, Trevarthan and Brooking all played very well tonight - albeit against the by far worst rushing offense in the league and a gimpy Jimmy Graham.

Bronco Boy
10-28-2012, 10:01 PM
The only spot DJ could start at is MLB IMO.

lonestar
10-28-2012, 10:01 PM
Woodyard, Trevarthan and Brooking all played very well tonight - albeit against the by far worst rushing offense in the league and a gimpy Jimmy Graham.

and a HOF QB.. that has had 4 IIRC 300 yard games in the last 4 games..

313 against TPA in the first half last week..

lonestar
10-28-2012, 10:03 PM
The only spot DJ could start at is MLB IMO.

once again I will say it..

DJ has had his chance at MIKE he palyed there one year and mid way through he year had to take the play calling of the front 7 away from him because he was to dumb to make the adjustments..

Brooking as far as I have seen is playing great making the right calls.. why would anyone want to pull an old pro that is doing a great job out for a dumb ass..

spiralism
10-28-2012, 10:12 PM
hell of a game, worldwide

baja
10-28-2012, 10:43 PM
How about that Holiday...

UberBroncoMan
10-29-2012, 03:45 AM
once again I will say it..

DJ has had his chance at MIKE he palyed there one year and mid way through he year had to take the play calling of the front 7 away from him because he was to dumb to make the adjustments..

Brooking as far as I have seen is playing great making the right calls.. why would anyone want to pull an old pro that is doing a great job out for a dumb ass..

Would be nice of Brooking was 28. We'd be set.

Drek
10-29-2012, 06:15 AM
Woodyard has really stepped up over the last few games, great to see and much needed.

Now hopefully they drop DJ's ass to the curb like they should have during the off-season.

lonestar
10-29-2012, 09:37 AM
Woodyard has really stepped up over the last few games, great to see and much needed.

Now hopefully they drop DJ's ass to the curb like they should have during the off-season.
:thumbs:
Actually if you look at last years numbers WW out played dj with six less games except on sacks. I suspect that was because he was not asked to blitz when he was in. Because this year he has 3 in seven games.
Last year he was asked to play more ST than he is this year.

Bronco Rob
10-29-2012, 10:41 AM
Woodyard has been a candidate for the Pro Bowl as a special-teams player. This year, the voters will have to consider him as a starting outside linebacker. What he did was make 13 tackles, sack Brees once and intercept a pass when the Saints tried on fourth down.



http://www.denverpost.com/paige/ci_21878314/woody-paige-denver-broncos-marching-another-afc-west?source=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dp-sports-broncos+%28Denver+Post%3A+Sports%3A+Broncos%29




:thumbs:

Greatspirits
10-29-2012, 11:11 AM
Best/complete game I've seen him play, he was all over the field!

lonestar
10-29-2012, 11:35 AM
Woodyard has been a candidate for the Pro Bowl as a special-teams player. This year, the voters will have to consider him as a starting outside linebacker. What he did was make 13 tackles, sack Brees once and intercept a pass when the Saints tried on fourth down.



http://www.denverpost.com/paige/ci_21878314/woody-paige-denver-broncos-marching-another-afc-west?source=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dp-sports-broncos+%28Denver+Post%3A+Sports%3A+Broncos%29




:thumbs:

well the interception is a good stats but it was dumb to make because it lost yardage for us..

Had he dropped it on the ground he would have still got the pass defensed and we would have gained yardage..

but what the hell he played a great game.. like he has all year..

socalorado
10-29-2012, 11:50 AM
See avatar.
Pimp status.

TheReverend
10-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Woodyard has really stepped up over the last few games, great to see and much needed.

Now hopefully they drop DJ's ass to the curb like they should have during the off-season.

Do my eyes deceive me? Have you come around on DJ being crazy overrated here?

lonestar
10-29-2012, 01:51 PM
Someone mentioned Ww getting beat on a sporles run.

The failed to see him drop him for a lose the next time they tried it.

Drek
10-29-2012, 03:36 PM
Do my eyes deceive me? Have you come around on DJ being crazy overrated here?

I wouldn't say he's overrated here, except for maybe SoCal. I think most of us recognize that he's an underachiever, but he's still been a better LB than most of our other options.

My point with DJ has long been that he was the only LB we had who could cover at all, not that he was anything special. As long as that was the case we were handcuffed to having him around. This is why I was such an advocate for drafting Lavonte David instead of Brock Osweiler.

Woodyard's growth has removed that handcuff, making DJ expendable, now the FO just needs to make it happen. I don't think it will until after the season though, because there isn't a better way to spend the money or the roster spot dropping DJ will free up. But if Woodyard keeps it up it NEEDS to happen this off-season.

I still think we would have been better off cutting DJ and giving his money to Jameel McClain. Better yet, giving Mays' money to McClain instead, and spending DJ's elsewhere. But that's the past.

Bronco Rob
10-29-2012, 10:56 PM
http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot





:thumbs:

lonestar
10-29-2012, 11:16 PM
http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot





:thumbs:

done..

Bronco Rob
10-31-2012, 06:56 AM
Wesley Woodyard, linebacker, Denver: Woodyard had a tremendous game as the Broncos’ defense stymied Drew Brees and New Orleans. Woodyard was all over the field as he had 13 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in the game. It was a message to D.J. Williams that he may have a hard time finding playing time when his NFL suspension is over after two more games.



http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/50435/afc-west-stock-watch-25



:thumbs:

broncocalijohn
10-31-2012, 10:25 AM
Wesley Woodyard, linebacker, Denver: Woodyard had a tremendous game as the Broncos’ defense stymied Drew Brees and New Orleans. Woodyard was all over the field as he had 13 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in the game. It was a message to D.J. Williams that he may have a hard time finding playing time when his NFL suspension is over after two more games.



http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/50435/afc-west-stock-watch-25



:thumbs:


13 sacks? Very impressive.

2KBack
10-31-2012, 10:28 AM
13 sacks? Very impressive.

Might be record, I'll have to check

Bronco Rob
10-31-2012, 10:01 PM
This is almost getting monotonous. Another week, another player-of-the-week honor for the Broncos.

This time it was Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard who was named AFC defensive player of the week after his dominating performance in a 34-14 win Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints.

Woodyard had 13 tackles (9 solo), one sack, one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. He became the first NFL player in five years (Kansas City linebacker Napoleon Harris) to record double-digit tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble in a single game.


Woodyard leads the Broncos this season with 58 tackles while also posting three sacks, two interceptions, three passes defensed and one forced fumble. He joins Cleveland linebacker D’Qwell Jackson as the only two NFL players this year with at least 50 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions.

Woodyard follows quarterback Peyton Manning, who received the AFC offensive honor in Week 7, and cornerback Tracy Porter, who was honored in Week 1, as Broncos who have won a weekly award this season.





http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2012/10/31/wesley-woodyard-named-afc-defensive-player-week/16511/

baja
10-31-2012, 10:11 PM
Wesley Woodyard has been named the AFC Defensive POW for Week 8 after filling the stat sheet against New Orleans.

Woodyard piled up 13 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, an interception, and two passes defensed in Denver's 34-14 victory. He joins Tracy Porter (Week 1), Matt Prater (Week 4), and Peyton Manning (Week 6) as Broncos to have won weekly awards this season.

.

baja
10-31-2012, 10:14 PM
Broncos have won 4 player of the week awards in 8 weeks of awards (24 awards total) so with 32 teams to chose from the Broncos have won 1/6 of all the possible awards.

lonestar
10-31-2012, 11:17 PM
Broncos have won 4 player of the week awards in 8 weeks of awards (24 awards total) so with 32 teams to chose from the Broncos have won 1/6 of all the possible awards.

Even better they have done it in just 7 (seven) games so far.... unless they did sneak one in, that I missed..

Bronco Rob
11-03-2012, 09:15 AM
After seasons in shadows, Broncos' Woodyard emerging as playmaker


Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard has two rituals he follows before every game.

He prays three times: once before going out for warm-ups, again with his teammates and, finally, right before he takes the field for the game. He also texts five family members: his mom, Edna Rutledge; his dad, Wesley Woodyard Sr.; his older brother, Jazmon Griggs; his cousin, Derrick Kelley; and his fiancée, Veronica Whitehead.

The texts often vary, but his message to his mom usually is the same. He lets her know that he's going to make her proud.

After what Woodyard did in last Sunday night's 34-14 victory over Drew Brees and the Saints -- he had 13 tackles (9 solos), a sack, an interception, a forced fumble, two passes defended and a tackle for loss -- his family, friends, former coaches and every linebacker in the Pro Football Hall of Fame should have swelled with pride.

It was an extraordinary performance for any defensive player, much less for one who came into the NFL a little over four years ago as an undrafted rookie. This is how Woodyard explained it.

"It was one of those things where, throughout the week, you watch film and coaches put in plays and some of the things they've drawn up end up playing out the way you've been working on the whole week, and it just happens," he said. "Once you get going, you don't want to look back. You want to fly around and find that football and make something happen for your teammates."

A fifth-year player originally signed as a free agent after the 2008 draft, Woodyard has evolved from a reliably consistent special teams performer to a playmaking starting linebacker. He leads the Broncos in tackles (61) and has three sacks.

He got a taste of what it's like to start as a rookie, when he started six games because of injuries to other linebackers, but it took a couple of seasons before he started to get comfortable in the Broncos defense. Playing for three different head coaches (Mike Shanahan, Josh McDaniels and now John Fox) likely made his progress more challenging.

"But I always believed in myself that I could go out there and make plays," Woodyard said. "At the end of the day, I love the game of football. Whenever I'm out there on the field, I just play hard and I go 100 percent all the time."

Although Woodyard, 26, was considered primarily a special teams player when Fox took over as coach last year, he has changed the perceptions of both Fox and first-year defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.

Woodyard appreciates that Del Rio, the former head coach of the Jaguars, played linebacker in the NFL for 11 seasons. That adds an extra dose of credibility to his coaching philosophy. Woodyard said Del Rio is "not going to coach us up to where we're robots on the field. He wants everybody to fly around and make plays."

Del Rio has a mutual admiration for Woodyard. "He's done a good job. He's played well; he's practicing with intensity, which we like," Del Rio told Denver reporters. "He's done a good job playing for us in a role that's kind of gotten bigger than maybe he thought it would be entering the year and we thought it might be entering the year, but he's done a nice job of rising up and playing well for us."

While it took Woodyard a few years to prove he could be a starter, his leadership showed up almost from the day he arrived in Denver. This is the fourth consecutive year he has been one of the Broncos' captains. Previously, he was a four-year captain for the University of Kentucky and a captain as a senior at La Grange (Ga.) High.

Former safety Brian Dawkins, who came to Denver from Philadelphia as a free agent in 2009, mentored Woodyard and helped him develop confidence in himself.

At Kentucky, Woodyard earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors in each of his last two seasons. He played 47 games for the Wildcats, including 42 starts, and led the team in tackles in each of his last three years.

Although a couple of NFL teams called and told Woodyard they might select him, the 2008 draft came and went without him seeing his name scroll across his TV. Just when it looked discouraging, Woodyard received a call from the Broncos -- first Champ Kelly, one of its personnel men, and then head coach Mike Shanahan.

"It was just unbelievable that I got a chance to talk to coach Shanahan," Woodyard said.

"He said he had watched my film and believed I could be a guy who could come out there and make the team and contribute early. To get that vibe and that feeling from a well-respected head coach meant a lot to me."

Mixed feelings filled Woodyard on the day he made an early-morning drive from La Grange to Atlanta for his flight to Denver. He was excited but also anxious. It was dark and rainy as he drove up I-85, but finally the sun came out and Woodyard felt he was taking the right path.

"It was just a blessing that I was given a chance to play football," he recalled.

When Woodyard's contract expired last March, he had a chance to test the free-agent market. Instead, he signed a new, two-year deal with the Broncos -- "Denver came back to the table with an offer that was suitable and I agreed to it," he said -- and stay where his heart was. Woodyard said he loves everyone in Denver -- from the equipment manager to the general manager, and, of course, his teammates, many of whom called and urged him to come back to the Broncos.

"There were so many things that fell in line and made me come back," Woodyard said. "Champ [Bailey] called. He was like, 'Man, what's the holdup on your side of the deal? Come on back and play.' "

Although Woodyard had started only 16 games in his previous four seasons, he knew he would get a chance to win a spot in the lineup because weakside linebacker D.J. Williams was suspended for the first six games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy (another three games were eventually added for another violation). To prepare for that opportunity, Woodyard took up a new genre of training.

At the suggestion of former teammate Andra Davis, Woodyard started taking boxing classes, working out at a gym owned by DaVarryl "Touch of Sleep" Williamson, a former amateur boxing champion who has 22 KOs as a pro. Woodyard worked out there three times a week for about two and a half months in the spring.

"It just taught me so much, really, to build on not giving up," Woodyard said. "In boxing, it's just one-on-one in that ring, and it tests your willpower. I never had a workout that kicked my butt every day, but that did."

Perhaps Woodyard entertains thoughts of boxing one day?

"Not at all, man," he said, laughing. "That's a sport I love to train in, but I definitely don't want to get in that ring. I have a new-found respect for all boxers."

And players, coaches and fans have developed an admiration for Woodyard. The Broncos list him at 6-feet, 229 pounds -- Woodyard says he's closer to 6-1, 230 -- and some observers used to think he was undersized for linebacker.

"It's a shame that with all this technology we don't have anything that measures the size of someone's heart," Woodyard said. "The way that I'm built, I feel like I can beat anybody. And that's not being overconfident. It's just believing in myself and never wanting to quit and never knowing what giving up feels like. Believing in yourself -- that's the biggest thing."




Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/dennis_dillon/11/01/wesley-woodyard/index.html#ixzz2BAmCWURA



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Bronco Rob
11-06-2012, 11:09 PM
Wesley Woodyard didn't get full of himself. Playing after he received his first AFC player of the week award, Woodyard had a career-high 14 tackles against the Bengals.



http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_21929308/broncos-champ-bailey-happy-see-fierce-pass-rush?source=rss





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baja
11-06-2012, 11:15 PM
"Danny's our go-to guy in the nickel package," Broncos linebacker Von Miller said. "The sky's the limit for him."

Read more: Broncos' Bailey happy to see fierce pass rush from Denver's D - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_21929308/broncos-champ-bailey-happy-see-fierce-pass-rush?source=rss#ixzz2BVySKBXC
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Bronco Rob
11-09-2012, 10:30 AM
AFC West second-quarter checkpoint


Defensive player of the quarter: Denver linebacker Wesley Woodyard. I was tempted to go with fellow Denver linebacker Von Miller, who has six sacks in the past four games. But Woodyard has been tremendous in the past quarter. He has 49 tackles in the past four games, with 11 being his lowest output -- remarkable for a player who was considered a liability going into the season. Now, with D.J. Williams set to return next week from a nine-game NFL suspension, there appears to be no doubt Woodyard will remain the starting weakside linebacker ahead of Williams.



http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/66349/afc-west-second-quarter-checkpoint

Bronco Rob
11-18-2012, 09:53 PM
One fumble recovery, one interception, one tackle for loss, eight tackles overall. Woodyard has three sacks and two picks this season to go with his 80 tackles for the Broncos. The linebacker was averaging 12.5 tackles per game over his previous four contests.


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USMCBladerunner
11-19-2012, 12:21 AM
dude has really been balling these past few weeks...i love the way that this defense has gotten so aggressive across the board...i think it started with Von Miller actually...he is so disruptive that the offense has to start adjusting and guessing on protections, and that has really opened up the floodgates for the rest of the team...but WW in particular has really hit his stride

Bronco Rob
12-12-2012, 05:13 PM
Good news in Dove Valley: the leader of the Denver Broncos in tackles Wesley Woodyard has great chances to be in the field next Sunday, when we will visit the Baltimore Ravens. Our linebacker was out of the final match because of an ankle injury and was replaced by DJ Williams and the rookie Danny Trevathan.




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Bronco Rob
12-27-2012, 10:37 AM
How embarrassing: Jeff Saturday, who was just benched by the Green Bay Packers, was named to the NFC Pro Bwl team as a backup center. Just goes to show that no one — not even many coaches or players — understand what an offensive lineman does.

Meanwhile, Broncos outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard — who leads one of the NFL’s best defenses with 113 tackles and also has 5 1/2 sacks and three interceptions — wasn’t even named fifth alternate, or however far back they go.



http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2012/12/26/jeff-saturday-pro-bowl-wesley-woodyard-alternate/17670/



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Bronco Rob
07-28-2013, 01:51 AM
In his first season as the full-time starter at weakside linebacker for the Broncos, Woodyard racked up 117 tackles, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions, and six passes defensed. To do a little side by side, Chiefs Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson had 125 tackles, two sacks, and four passes defensed with four forced fumbles and no interceptions.

Clearly, Woodyard played at an elite level last season and received virtually no recognition for it nationally. Woodyard didn’t even crack the roster on this NFL.com All-Underrated team.

How’s this for a stat? Woodyard is the first player since Brian Urlacher in 2007 to record over 100 tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions in a season, and only the 12th player to do it since the league started recording sacks as an official stat in 1982.

In 2012, Woodyard was one of the most improved players in the NFL, though he still has his flaws. He missed a few tackles last year, but for the most part, I think this was one of the most successful undrafted free agent pickups the league has seen in recent years. After starting off as an ace on special teams, Woodyard has worked his way up to being a full-time starter on the Denver defense, one of the best in the NFL.

Woodyard is entering a contract year with the Broncos. He is set to make $3 million this season, and should be due for a pretty nice pay raise in 2014.



http://nflmocks.com/2013/07/16/denver-broncos-wesley-woodyard-the-most-underrated-player-in-the-nfl/

Irish Stout
07-28-2013, 08:59 AM
Woodyard. The man. The myth. The lumber liquidator.

CEH
07-28-2013, 09:04 AM
Watching Maklin tear his ACL in the final year of his contract now you know why Wesley is probably just looking for guarantee money not really a big raise

baja
07-28-2013, 09:18 AM
Watching Maklin tear his ACL in the final year of his contract now you know why Wesley is probably just looking for guarantee money not really a big raise

If that the case it is more than fair.

Maybe I'm missing something but why would the teams not insure every player against wages lost due to injury.

DivineLegion
07-28-2013, 09:36 AM
If that the case it is more than fair.

Maybe I'm missing something but why would the teams not insure every player against wages lost due to injury.

I think he means that from the stand point of a contracts value over x number of years. If you are entering a contract season and get hurt, the next contract you receive will be less than the original value, short and long term. Think Elvis, he got his big payday the tore his pec the following season, if he had torn his pec prior to signing that contract there is no way he would have earned as much money.

Lestat
07-28-2013, 12:05 PM
those rankings suck. i love Woodyard and love to see him at #1. but Gabe mother****ing Carimi made the top 5 in pass blocking efficiency.

Bronco Rob
07-29-2013, 09:46 PM
those rankings suck. i love Woodyard and love to see him at #1. but Gabe mother****ing Carimi made the top 5 in pass blocking efficiency.


117 tackles, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions, and six passes defensed.




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Bacchus
07-29-2013, 11:35 PM
Wait a minute...... How underrated are you if you are the first player since Brian Urlacher in 2007 to record over 100 tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions in a season, and only the 12th player to do it since the league started recording sacks as an official stat in 1982.

and you don't get a sniff of the all underrated team??

R8R H8R
07-30-2013, 12:55 AM
Wait a minute...... How underrated are you if you are the first player since Brian Urlacher in 2007 to record over 100 tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions in a season, and only the 12th player to do it since the league started recording sacks as an official stat in 1982.

and you don't get a sniff of the all underrated team??


Such is life as a Denver Bronco LB. Think Gradishar and Simon Fletcher.

Btw, I'd give a $100 to sniff the panties of that chick in your avvy. $200 if she has a good workout in the gym first. :approve:

baja
07-30-2013, 07:08 AM
Such is life as a Denver Bronco LB. Think Gradishar and Simon Fletcher.

Btw, I'd give a $100 to sniff the panties of that chick in your avvy. $200 if she has a good workout in the gym first. :approve:

I want to see a gif of her doing hip gyrations.

Bronco Rob
09-06-2013, 07:08 AM
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i4jelway7
09-06-2013, 07:32 AM
The look in Wesley's eyes & the stare he was giving Flacco during that coin toss sent chills down my spine

Bronco Rob
09-20-2013, 05:29 PM
Enjoy Dubya Squared Blog


I know everybody is excited about this week's game against the Raiders on Monday Night football. I think, for the situation of this game, the level of play that both teams like to play with when we play against each other – it’s important to both teams. Especially on a Monday night, the level is going to be through the roof.

Guys are going to be excited to play, our crowd is going to be crazy and it’s always good on Monday night versus the Raiders. I think I’ve had three or four Monday night games versus them, and they always come ready to play.

We know that their quarterback is a guy that can make plays with his feet as well as his arm. Obviously, everybody knows that. He makes the play longer than normal quarterbacks can, so we’ve got to make sure we swarm him. We can’t let him get out of the pocket and kill us with his legs.




http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Woodyards-World-Week-3/d5fa3ea7-ea4d-4080-9c14-88fe1585b481


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pricejj
09-20-2013, 08:30 PM
One of my most favorite memories as a Bronco fan was after the scrimmage at Invesco ended 3 years ago, my first one.

I was looking down at the field between two other fans, and I was about 15 feet away. Suddenly I saw Woodyard, just as he was looking up at me. I said "Aww Wes!!" in surprise, and we both smiled.

Pretty sweet. He only played on special teams back then. I'm sure most fans didn't even know who he was. Special moment. I'll always cheer super loud for that dude.

Bronco Rob
09-24-2013, 11:05 PM
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BroncoMan4ever
09-24-2013, 11:38 PM
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really is too bad that der fuhrer is going to call down a fine on him for that hit. the helmet to helmet was incidental as he was leading with his shoulder.

Jetmeck
09-24-2013, 11:49 PM
really is too bad that der fuhrer is going to call down a fine on him for that hit. the helmet to helmet was incidental as he was leading with his shoulder.


No fine coming, inside the tackle box...............legal

Bronco Rob
09-25-2013, 09:10 PM
No fine coming, inside the tackle box...............legal



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Irish Stout
09-26-2013, 12:24 PM
My psychic just sent me this image of Woodyard making another massive hit this weekend as he dominates the Eagles.

http://i39.tinypic.com/296d4ci.jpg

Rabb
09-26-2013, 12:27 PM
My psychic just sent me this image of Woodyard making another massive hit this weekend as he dominates the Eagles.

http://i39.tinypic.com/296d4ci.jpg

How long have you been a graphic designer? Seriously, I can't even tell from the pixels!!!!

Kaylore
09-26-2013, 01:00 PM
My psychic just sent me this image of Woodyard making another massive hit this weekend as he dominates the Eagles.

http://i39.tinypic.com/296d4ci.jpg

That's uncanny.

Irish Stout
09-26-2013, 01:01 PM
That's uncanny.

Better than canny. I hope.

Bronco Rob
10-27-2013, 07:17 PM
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Jesterhole
10-27-2013, 07:19 PM
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That'll cost him...

baja
10-27-2013, 07:24 PM
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Not a thumbs up on that. He is going to get a stiff fine and could even be docked a game. Very un WWW III like.

Agamemnon
10-27-2013, 11:10 PM
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Are you honestly celebrating stupidity?

cutthemdown
10-27-2013, 11:48 PM
I love that hit. That's a Bill Romonowski hit baby! Did he spit on afterwards and call him whitey!

Bronco Rob
10-31-2013, 09:17 AM
No fine for the Woodman. Just good clean, old-fashioned football!


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Bronco Rob
11-14-2013, 11:16 AM
IM ROME: Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard joined Jim Rome to discuss Peyton Manning's injury, their upcoming match-up against the The Kansas City Chiefs, and much more

http://www.cbssports.com/video/player/videos/63473219681/0/




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