Bryan Kehl, Kelly Poppinga and Markell Staffieri are all gone. The only returning starting linebacker from the 2007 season is David Nixon. Because of this, Nixon will be that much more important to the team.
David Nixon spoke with Total Blue Sports about being the only returning starter and having to have more responsibility when it comes to leading the defense.
In addition, he also talked about some of the athletes that figure to play a vital role on the defense.