Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
I grew up with Tom Jackson and Bob Swenson ... so I've never really trusted OLBs that don't make big plays now and then. Not Donnie Spragan, Terry Pierce,Ian Gold or Louis Green. The line on DJ was always he's a great athlete, always in position, lots of tackles. But eventually an OLB has to do something to win a game.
I get the point your making, but DJ showed up last year on film and in big plays. Like a forced fumble late in the game that gave our offense another miracle win.
It's really as simple as this: DJ makes us a better team on the field - unless you think Brooking is going to hold up all year long.