There’s one Broncos quote in particular that I read this weekend that stands out in my mind. It comes from Mario Haggan.
“Elvis [Dumvervil] is a silent worker. You’re not going to hear much from him, but he looks bigger, he looks stronger, he looks meaner right now. He’s prepared to take on the role of a playmaker, to be a threat.” – Mario Haggan to the Denver Post
If Dumervil looks bigger, stronger, and meaner then count this Broncos fan excited to watch the defense take the field.
After a season ending torn pectoral muscle injury last year at training camp, Dumervil is ready to play again. He led the league in sacks with 17 in 2009, and now he’s got a great sidekick in the Broncos No.2 draft selection, Von Miller.
Life at linebacker is looking good for the team that ranked 32nd in points allowed and had a league-low 23 sacks.
A lot of people, John Fox included, are relying on Dumervil to be the backbone of the Broncos defense. Without him, the team doesn’t have consistency in their defense.
So while leading the league in sacks takes talent, repeating the feat takes character. Elvis Dumervil is just that character.