Originally Posted by jutang
DJ personal issues aside has been a steady contributor to the defense for the past decade. JDR has been able to get the LB group to exceed expectations. He will be also maximize DJ's ability which is exciting since I feel he has never met his potential. If the coaches feel he is an upgrade over Brookings, then this defense may get down right scary.
Considering he has only been in the league 7 years your might want to rethink your comments.
As for JDRs ability lets factor Mays into that, not so good results.
dJ not meeting his potential. Absolutely correct there but I see that as the individual rather than the myriad of coaches and coordinators he has had since grade school.
As for the coaches thinking he is an upgrade over Brookings mentally, you are dreaming. They already know he is not, the absolute only value I see is in the Nickle package and DT has been filling that spot very well..
What you hear from the FO is coach speak, fodder for fans like yourself that want to believe.