Originally Posted by TheReverend
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.