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Dumervil Has Arrived, But Has He Always Been Here?

October 1, 2009

getty ELVISElvis Dumervil, by now all Bronco fans know who he is after his 4 and 2 sack games. In fact he’s quickly become a fan favorite. But did Elvis Dumervil just appear out of nowhere from the start this season? An underrated DE for 3 years entering his fourth as an Outside Linebacker, Dumervil may finally get a shot at the Pro Bowl. Dumvervil was drafted by Mike Shanahan from Louisville in 2006 and since then has been on the fast track to success. 

While at Louisville he was Voted Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was a consensus first-team All-American for his 20-sack performance at Louisville in 2005 that ranked as the second-highest single-season sack total in NCAA history (Terrell Suggs of Arizona State had 24 in 2002). Going into the draft he was one of the best defensive ends. But he fell, probably because of his 5-11, 248 pound size.

At last, he was drafted in the fourth round ,126th overall. His rookie year he did not start, but on a Sunday Night game against the Steelers he was thrust into the spotlight! After his smashing of Ben Rothlisberger he became a feature End in our defense. He finished his rookie season with 8.5 sacks, but with no recorded starts!

He followed up his stellar rookie year with 12.5 sacks the next! And was robbed of a Pro Bowl! He really was, Freeney made it with 12 sacks. Then came 2008, one of the worst years in Broncos defensive history I can remember. No actually it is the worst, and Dumervil had a busted up hand to add to it. Though he led the club in sacks he only had 5 on the year.

Then came the off season, and a new Head Coach. McDaniels hired a new Defensive Coordinator, and the new DC, Mike Nolan made the switch to our 3-4 (Dumervil had played in a 4-3 with the Broncos up until then). Everyone wondered how the Broncos would do with the switch, and how Dumervil would adjust. Well no more wondering, the 3-4 has done wonders for our ‘D’ and ‘DOOM’ has six sacks, and is on pace for a career year.

That really says something because in just 48 games Elvis Dumervil has 32 sacks! He also has an interception, and a hand full of forced fumbles. 

Yes, Elvis Dumervil is better than ever, but don’t act like he is new to this game. He has been dominant for the Broncos in the past, and this 3-4 scheme is the best thing that could have happened to him. Watch out Tony Romo because you’re on Elvis Dumervils’ dinner plate this week. 

Jon Krause is a contributer to Bronco Madness, you can visit his own site at Broncos Zone

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2 Comments
  1. October 3, 2009 3:00 AM

    get the tony roman dumervile. I hope the tony roman have long day out there guy, longest. feet in air want to go home and sit in the air condition with candice cawford guy not play against the menace of bronco 3 4 defence.

  2. October 3, 2009 6:10 AM

    hey guy thanks for the comment, and i to hope romo is often on the ground Go Broncos!!!

    =D =D

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