Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/19/14
For Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar, the 2013 season was like a bad dream. You know, the kind you try to forget. For starters, he had a reduced role in the defense as the strong side linebacker. After playing almost every down at weak side in 2012, he wasn’t on the field in the nickel package last season. There was a new defensive coordinator (Tim Walton), which meant the scheme was different. “It was difficult adjusting to a role, to understanding a different defense,” Dunbar said. And that was only the half of it. He was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating league policy on performance-enhancing substances. He was released by the team following the suspension and ended up re-signing for less money once the suspension ended. All of which contributed to a slow start. “It was a wacky year,” Dunbar said. “It’s kind of one of those things you just want to forget. So I’ve kind of erased it from my memory, and I’m just starting over. Let’s just move...
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