I think it is a major loss in terms of both talent and leadership. As for the "official" reason for the split, well, you can slap sh*t between two slices of bread and call it egg salad, but it still stinks. Not a great way for a guy like Al to be ending his career in Denver
I see the potential for DJ in the middle, but moving him will create a hole somewhere else that won't easily be filled. LB in round 1 is a nice idea, but pass rush is still the crushing weakness on the team and if that isn't the absolute priority on draft day I'll be dangerously close to going into "Hobo with a Shotgun" mode... on the streets there is only one law, and he is going to deliver justice one shell at a time!