Over the past few seasons, D.J. Williams has been arrested for a DUI and he’s had his captaincy revoked. To start the 2012 season, Williams will be serving a six game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Not only that, but he also posted pictures of the Broncos playbook on Twitter this off season.
The question must be asked: Is it worth keeping a guy like Williams on the roster?
Bronco Talk took a good hard look at Williams and came to the conclusion (like the Broncos) that Williams would be just fine.
Williams has the eighth-most QB pressures (43) among non-3-4 rushing linebackers over the past three seasons. Since 2009, Williams has rushed 305 times and has reached the quarterback 43 times, which is the twelfth-best success rate (11.56%) during that time period.
Williams has recorded the tenth-most tackles (304) among linebackers since 2009. During that same time period, Williams has played 3,060 snaps and has missed only 20 tackles, giving him the eleventh-best tackling efficiency rating in the NFL (16.2%). – Jon Heath (Bronco Talk)
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