Originally Posted by MagicHef
35-65? That seems extreme. I kind of doubt we will play 65% of defensive snaps with only 2 guys over 250 pounds.
"If you look at where we are, 65 percent of our snaps last year we were in nickel
," Elway said, referring to the defensive package in which the middle linebacker is replaced by an extra defensive back. "I'm not trying to downplay the importance of that position. But nickel is so important too.
"We drafted Nate two years ago in the third round to take over at middle linebacker. I have a great deal of confidence that he's going to come in and give him that responsibility and he'll step up to it."