Originally Posted by bam bam
That's not true. The Ravens and 49ers OLB are better. Sorry, but these are just fax.
Ravens and 49ers play a different scheme than the Broncos, with different responsabilities for OLB's. In the 3-4 outside linebacker's work is to set the edge on the running game and pressure the QB on the passing game and sometimes (very few) dropback in pass coverage. In the 4-3 linebackers are supposed to run and chase on the running game, cover in the passing game and sometimes blitz.
What makes the Broncos pair unique is that they have the typical 4-3 Will linebacker whose all over the field making tackles and covering TE's and RB's down the field in Wesley Woodyard and a guy who's a beast setting the edge on the ground game and pressuring the QB on passing downs in Von Miller. If you're talking 4-3 OLB's I put the Broncos guys up against anybody in the league.