Originally Posted by Atlas
I doubt it. He is a great player and if he is dedicated he could have staying power.
i tend to agree -- he is in a rare situation where he has to play for face to justify his claim of 5 more years. he sounded re-dedicated last season, and some people respond to setbacks with more furor. i dont blame him for protecting his financial future since d-lineman's careers are most often like a buffalo's breath in the winter sky. i hope we keep him and see what we got, if next year's salary is too high and he plays well we have a bonafide commodity to trade or use.
i like the broncos strategy, we have solid rotational overachievers and if one or more of these big talents can stay healthy and step up their play, we'll be okay since this is the so called weak area of our d.