Brian Dawkins: The Broncos Best Offseason Move of the Year


Published: April 17, 2009


... Broncos lack a defensive presence on the field.  They say we need a defensive end, a nose tackle, and an outside linebacker, just to name a few.

One thing experts can agree on, though, is right now the free safety position is locked up.

Brian Dawkins, a 35-year-old free safety out of Clemson, is just what the Denver Broncos needed.

Dawkins brings many skills to the table.  His vast repertoire includes a being safety who can drop back into coverage, run up to stop the run, and the most important thing, intensity

Dawkins' intensity can be measured up on the same scale as Bob Sanders, Albert Haynesworth, and Ray Lewis.  Dawkins brings the win-or-die-trying attitude, and won't ever give up.

On Feb. 28, the Broncos signed the seven-time Pro Bowler to a five-year, $17 million deal.  The 13-year veteran has helped lead his Eagles team to five NFC Championship game appearances and one Super Bowl.

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