The Birdman wasn't always the premiere deep defender on the Pitt D line. He worked effortlessly to improve his game for many years before he stepped up and took on the role he was meant to take. Patrolling the skys, he rips down any disc that comes near him. Also, he puts to rest the misconception that lanky people can't layout. If you feel the bird breathing down your neck on an in-cut, chances are you aren't getting that disc.