Michael Brockers on Rams’ handling of Aaron Donald’s contract: ‘Obviously, pay the man’

Michael Brockers fully supports fellow Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s quest for a pay raise and thinks the team would be wise to give him one.

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July 6, 2017

Michael Brockers has no problem with the possibility that fellow Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald might be a training-camp holdout because of a contract dispute.

In fact, Brockers fully supports Donald’s quest for a raise and thinks the Rams would be wise to give him one.

‘We’ll go to war with him and for him’

“At the end of the day, that’s our brother,” Brockers told Ross Tucker and Torry Holt on The Opening Drive. “We’ll go to war with him and for him. We respect any decision. He deserves it. You look at the record, being the most dominant defensive tackle in the league, and he’s just making all these phenomenal numbers and stuff like that. And, obviously, pay the man. Obviously. He’s put in him some major work for this team and I think he deserves it.”

Brockers and Donald compete against each other. Whether it’s in the weight room or on the field, they use their competitive instincts to push each other to perform at the highest level possible.

‘He watches so much film of himself’

And it is that tremendous drive that Brockers sees in Donald on a regular basis.

“I don’t think people understand how much of a critic he is of himself,” Brockers said. “He watches so much film of himself, and you hear the greatest players that ever played this game talk about how they watch film more of themselves than they do the opponent and stuff like that. Definitely watching himself, critiquing himself, and wanting to be better at all times in whatever he does.

‘I just respect every little aspect of his game’

“I just see these little things that he does every day to make himself a better player and a better pro. I just respect every little aspect of his game.”