Originally Posted by Bacchus
Actually, what they said is that he primarily will have DT responsibilities. Meaning even when he is at DE he will play the position like a DT. More of a straight ahead two gap type style is what I assume.
Then they said that in addition to what I mentioned. I saw interviews of them, and even Elway IIRC, say that him being listed as a DE is only because that is what he plays in the base defense. On passing downs, he normally goes inside.
This tidbit came out leading up to the draft when they were saying that the Broncos play more nickel than base. Thus, that is why they themselves said they consider him more of a DT than DE because in today's NFL, more passing plays are the reality.