Originally Posted by NUB
John Lynch and Brian Dawkins provided some good leadership in the past. I still believe losing Al Wilson really torqued Denver's defense for years, though. I never considered Wilson to be a great tackler, but he could diagnose plays with the best of them and led the defense like a Grandmaster chess player.
Actually until he had most of his fingers broken he was a damned fine tackler. Then he became a hitter because he flat could not wrap up any more.