Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams has added another bit of drama to his plate.
Williams is fighting a six-game suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs and he’s set for a second trial on DUI charges after the first one ended in a mistrial. Now he’s created a little firestorm with his choice of what picture to send out to his Twitter followers.
Williams tweeted out a photo of a page, brought to our attention by TheBigLead.com, from the Broncos playbook, which, in true 21st century fashion, comes on an iPad. The reason Williams gave for tweeting it out was to show his followers that he’s learning a new position, presumably strong side linebacker. You can see the photo at right, but it has since been deleted along with the offending tweet although Williams’ fairly risqué avatar photo remains for all the world to see.
There’s nothing too scandalous about what Williams revealed. The page contains pre-snap defensive shifts, something readily available to any team that knows how to watch film and knowing how the Broncos will shift doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about what they’ll do once the play begins. In the super-secretive NFL, though, all information about the playbook is meant to be kept under lock and key.