Derrick Johnson to become a free agent.

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by orngblud, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. orngblud

    orngblud 500+ Posts

  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Derrick Johnson to the Raiders
     
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  3. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Time flies... 13 years with KC! :hookem:
     
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  4. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    With the exception of some notable games by Kindle/Orakpo, I don't know if we've ever seen as dominating a defender as DJ at Texas since 2004. It was like having 2 extra players on the field when he was healthy.

    And when he wasn't healthy, it was like the Cowboys & Sean Lee phenomenon. The 2002 game against Tech that cost us a trip to the conference championship and a BCS game was marred by injuries on D, and even though Johnson was hurt, he still put up 9 tackles in a game where we gave up like 600 yards.
     
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  5. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    :arrow-up: glad you qualified the date. THE standard was set 1963-1965.
     
  6. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    Honestly, I'd put Nobis and Johnson on the same level for what they accomplished both at Texas and in the pros. It's almost like a "Wilt vs. Hakeem" kind of situation. Nobis was so ahead of his time for a guy who could weigh like 240 and run like he did. I also think Nobis was surrounded by better players and played at a time when teams ran 75 percent of the time, thus the much higher approximate value for DJ in the pros.
     

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