From 1999-2006 Al Wilson was the heart and soul of the Denver Broncos defense. A tough, physical middle linebacker, Al teamed up with John Mobley and Ian Gold to form the fastest linebacker corps in the league at one point. Since his retirement, the Broncos have had a hole in the middle of the defense thats never been filled. Lets take a look at what the Broncos have done in the past, and take a glimpse into the future at what they might do at the middle linebacker position.
DJ Williams (aka Captain DUI, Mr. Too Cool to Tebow)
Undoubtedly the most talented of Al’s replacements, the reason why DJ never succeeded at the Mike can be attributed to many factors: multiple different coordinators, constantly changing positions, lack of quality talent around him, but the fact of the matter is DJ plays better outside, and dare I say? Might not have the leadership ability to play the position.
Nate Webster (aka Predator, Shitlocks)
What in the Niko Koutavides was Mike Shanahan thinking? How the hell this guy ever made an NFL roster is beyond me. The guy couldn’t even strap on his own helmet. He’s most likely currently at cellphone kiosk at the mall working next to Tatum Bell.
Joe Mays (Thumper, Hit or Miss, the Al Wilson-Jamie Winborn love child)
When Joe Mays hits you, you’re going down. If Joe Mays doesn’t hit you, he’s going down. He needs to learn how to use those giantic arms of his to wrap up and he’d be good but he’s too addicted to the big hit. We need to re-sign him if we want him next year.
Nate Irving (Happylocks, TBD)
Don’t adjust your screens Bronco fans this isn’t PREDATOR: RESURRECTION. According to this report, Nate Irving is slated to be our starting MLB next year. Do you guys think he’s the man for the job, or should we find someone in free agency or the draft?