Cornbread Maxwell wrote:No - I havent read anything at all about it actually.
It seems logical that DEN would feel more confident to allow their LBers to take on Gonzo over last yrs crew.
I may be mistaken, but I believe the LBers were responsible for Gonzo for the majority of the snaps in the second game last year. Champ was on him for the most part in game 1, but it was mainly DJ Williams covering him in the second matchup. Denver really couldn't really expect DJ to step up in week 1 as a rookie OLB versus the best TE in the game.... so they stuck Champ on him by default.
DJ is a great athlete, more so than a pure LB(he didn't play LB until his first year in college), and now he has an extra years worth of experience in the system. I don't think Denver will need to exclusively lock up Champ on Gonzo, or even Kennison for that matter, but I expect Samie Parker to get the majority of Lenny Walls. Denver can be very flexible in coverage this year simply because their LB corps are very good.
Gonzo Stats playing at Mile High: