Denver's Elvis Dumervil: QBs Should Beware of Doomsday
Denver has sealed the deal, Dumervil signed a $61.5 million six year deal. Elvis will be a Bronco for the long run. Doomsday just showed the right way to play the game, he showed that if you perform and do your talking on the field that everything else will fall in place. He attended OTA's and never talked bad about the team or his coach and as a fan I'm glad that he was compensated on what he brings to the team and someone for the fans to get excited about.
So let's break down how Doomesday got his big payday starting in college. As a Haiti native Dumervil attended the university of Louisville and was a decorated player with winning the Ted Hendircks award, Bronko Nagursky Trophy, Big East player of the year, and a first team All-American. He was known as a strip-sack player basically would create turnovers every chance he got. In college he also has the NCAA single game sack total of six and the Big east single sack season.
With all of these achievements Elvis had to prove critics wrong in the pros, scouts were concerned of his height and size. Dumervil stood at 5'11" and 257 pounds and in what scouts called a tweener at the defensive end position. So his draft stock dropped and was selected in the fourth round by the Broncos.
Dumervil showed critics that his size did not hurt him by totalling 8.5 sacks in his rookie season. To build on what he learned as a rookie in his second year he had 12.5 sacks and an interception. Finishing up his rookie contract Dumervil had a all-pro year with a League leading 17 sacks for the year and selected to his first pro bowl.
With all the media attention to Brandon Marshall about contract talks, Dumervil chose the quiet leader path. He let his performance do the talking, Denver has done an overhaul on players and showed what type of people that they want in their organization. It is a successful business type of deal where everyone wins. Dumervil finaly gets his pay day and the Broncos show that they will pay if players perform and will be compensated if it is for the good of the team.
Doomsday will probably see a lot more double teams this year but the Broncos brought in some reinforcements with Jamal, Jarvis, and Justin to teach the younger defensive lineman and that will help free up Dumervil to continue to wreck havoc on opposing teams.
This is exciting news for a Bronco fan, because I love watching Dumervil creating mismatches with bigger offensive lineman and getting to the quarterback. He brings 110 percent every play and is relentless. A terror to watch for years to come.
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