Marcell Dareus plans to “make it hell” for Broncos for passing on him

AP

You often hear about a player using a slide in the draft for motivation at the pro level.  Maurice Jones-Drew, for instance, chose No. 32 at his jersey number because every team passed on him.

Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus only slipped to No. 3, but that’s not going to stop him from taking out his aggression on the Panthers and Broncos.

“If I ever get a chance to play Carolina I’m going to make them pay for passing up on me,” Dareus told Michael Irvin on WQAM Monday via BuffaloBills.com. “Denver I’ll get a chance to play them in the regular season and I’m going to make it hell for them every time I play against them.”

G.M. Buddy Nix should be thrilled the Broncos did pass on Dareus.  He told the team’s website the Bills loved the top three picks, but the team preferred Dareus to Von Miller.  (What else is he going to say?)

Still, we like seeing this side of Dareus, who came across as mild-mannered in the buildup to the draft.  Not so much anymore.

“My sole focus was for me not to give you a reason to not pick me and you still don’t?” Dareus said. “Okay, I understand you have needs somewhere else, but if you need somebody to control your front and be a commander across the front and not let anything happen? I work my butt off to do that, and you pass me up still? Okay, I’ve got something for you.”

74 responses to “Marcell Dareus plans to “make it hell” for Broncos for passing on him

  1. Easy there, Marcell.

    You can act as big and bad as you want to…but, at the end of the day, you still play for Buffalo.

  2. I think you misinterpreted the report. Nix said the “top three” for them were Dareus, Miller, and Gabbert. He thought Denver would take one of them. I don’t think either team would have been interested in IM(a)G(e) Newton.

  3. best thing Denver did was pass on him….He will be an avg player…Suh’s season boosted the top DT’s in this yrs draft. Sorry Marcell rot in Buffalo in that awesome 3-4 defense your 30+ tackles and 4 sacks wont “Make it Hell” for the Broncos.

  4. I love this attitude. Good for him.

    And Von Miller will be a bust, he was a one year wonder in college. Those rarely pan out. (Maybin, Gholston, etc)

  5. If Marcell Dareus powers the Bills over the Broncos will anyone notice? That game won’t even get Red-zone network airtime except for the field goals.

  6. You know the draft went well for you when your revenge list only contains a couple of teams.

  7. Denver shoulda drafted Dareus. Von Miller will be good for us, but his 240 lb frame aint gonna stop the leaky run defense we’ve had the past few years. My only consolation is getting a rb in my fantasy league that will play us twice. Then I can laugh and cry at the same time, instead of just the one.

  8. Marcell is probably unhappy about playing and living in Buffalo. I can understand that.

  9. You should want to “make it hell” on every team you play and not just the 2 teams who passed on you in the draft. Time to pony up and be a professional. This isn’t college rivalry week son.

  10. The Broncos were pretty dumb for passing up on Dareus. Von Miller doesn’t fit their need for a 4-3 player very well.

    As a bills fan Thank you John Elway

  11. I only consider trash talk from teams that have the ability to be playoff contenders, Bills players talking trash about the Broncos is about as interesting as all this lockout BS. Wake me up when football starts.

  12. As a Broncos fan, I’m glad we took a LB instead. LBs have a higher success rate when drafted that high. D-linemen probably have the highest percentage of busting.

  13. i like the heart and determination.

    but dude,, youre on the bills.. your only concern should be NOT SUCKING

  14. He needs to concentrate on making it hell on his AFC opponents. He will play the Broncos once every 4 years if he’s lucky, or in the playoffs (which isn’t happening soon).

  15. These rookies should shut up and be grateful for being drafted at all. All this crap about “paying back” a specific team that passed on them reeks of entitlement. If you’re gonna use being passed on as motivation, STFU and do it. Opening your trap about paying back a team just makes you look like an idiot when you don’t accomplish it or you let it affect your TEAM’s performance.

  16. Get on the field and show something before you talk about it. . . . This guy would have been a perfect fit in Baltimore.

  17. between VON MILLER, MARCELL DAREUS, PATRICK PETERSON, AJ GREEN, …. YOUR NOT GOING TO GO WRONG… BUT DENVER STILL SHOULD HAVE PICKED HIM… OVER VON MILLER, ESPECIALLY WITH THEIR CURRENT DL SITUATION

  18. Hilarious! If the Broncos would have taken him second then the bills would have said the same thing about Von Miller. P.S. Dareus needs to shut the eff up. 4.5 sacks in two seasons in college doesn’t intimidate anyone in pro football fool.

  19. Ok I get it, the guys taken in the 2nd round are going to crush 31 teams and make life hell for the team that actually drafted him but passed on him in the 1st round, it all makes sense now.

  20. Other than Dareus the Bills had a horrible draft. 17 DB’s, a running back we didn’t need, and another OL in the late rounds. Child Please

  21. I love this attitude. Good for him.

    And Von Miller will be a bust, he was a one year wonder in college. Those rarely pan out. (Maybin, Gholston, etc)
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    Why do people who have no clue leave comments.

    miller 17 sacks in 2009, 10 sacks in 2010 that’s a 1 yr wonder?

  22. >>duanethomas says: May 17, 2011 1:26 PM

    >>He needs to concentrate on making it hell on his AFC opponents. He will play the Broncos once every 4 years if he’s lucky, or in the playoffs (which isn’t happening soon).

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    Um, Denver is in the AFC.

  23. I liked that trash talk the first time I heard it when Sargent Slaughter was calling out the Iron Sheik.

    I will ALWAYS admire walking the walk over talking the talk.

  24. Sorry Marcell, if it wasn’t going to be Cam (which I wish it wasn’t), it would have most likely been Patrick Peterson. Get over it.

  25. When I hear rookies say things like that it kind of feels like they’re not happy with the team that drafted them? He should be concentrating on performing to the best of his abilities against all teams!

    As a dolfan I’d be pissed if Pouncey said something to that effect. Come to think of it weren’t we threatned by Mallet? Oh no…..

  26. “My sole focus was for me not to give you a reason to not pick me and you still don’t?”

    This guy went to college? How many double negatives can you use in one sentence?

  27. Third place should be a battle this year in the AFC East between Buffalo and Miami .

  28. Right, dude. You’re pissed at the Broncos? You dodged a bullet, now you don’t have to play for them! You should be sending Bowlen a fruit basket at Christmas for that. Not that Buffalo is any real treat, but… seriously, did you watch any Denver games last year?

    (Lifelong and disgusted Broncos fan)

  29. Pretty sour grapes for a #3 pick millionaire. Glad Broncos didn’t choose you if you were just putting on a front for them, like you said. Dumb!

  30. hobartbaker says:May 17, 2011 1:05 PM

    You know the draft went well for you when your revenge list only contains a couple of teams.
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    Boy, them Tom Condon clients have some real sense of entitlement. They all feel they should go off the draftboard first. I guess that is what happens when your agent brags to you that he’s well connected with those on the “inside.”

    Marcel should be glad he picked a well media connected agent and these sports media folks didn’t tear him down like they did the other DTs. Especially since he did have “off the field issues” that they could have used against him like they did his fellow college players.

    By the way, if Marcel is pisses because he went off third, Peterson, and especially Blaine, must be livid…LMAO

    Also, Mr. Condon needs to give his clients some new angry quotes to direct at those who didn’t take them higher in the draft. Peyton Manning already owns the “if you don’t take me, I’m going to kick your ass” quote.

  31. mkporter says: May 17, 2011 2:24 PM

    >>duanethomas says: May 17, 2011 1:26 PM

    >>He needs to concentrate on making it hell on his AFC opponents. He will play the Broncos once every 4 years if he’s lucky, or in the playoffs (which isn’t happening soon).

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    Um, Denver is in the AFC.

    UM!!! Where does he say they aren’t in the AFC.

    So you just picked this post at random for no other reason then to be snarky, cause you just needed to get it out really really bad???

  32. sc5000 says: May 17, 2011 1:52 PM

    Hilarious! If the Broncos would have taken him second then the bills would have said the same thing about Von Miller. P.S. Dareus needs to shut the eff up. 4.5 sacks in two seasons in college doesn’t intimidate anyone in pro football fool.

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    Wow, a lot of people on here are absolutely clueless.

    4.5 sacks in two years….Umm, he had 11.0 smarty pants with 18 tackles for a loss and 66 total tackles. You would think in the year 2011 people would be able to use google and find the facts before spewing them out of their rear end.

  33. Having lived in both cities I’d much rather live in Denver than Buffalo. They’re both cold, but the wind and humidity in Buffalo bites into your bones. Plus the beer is MUCH MUCH better in Denver.

  34. “I love this attitude. Good for him.

    And Von Miller will be a bust, he was a one year wonder in college. Those rarely pan out. (Maybin, Gholston, etc)”

    von miller was not a one year wonder you clown he had 17 sacks his junior year leading the nation. he would have been a first round pick if he came out last year get your facts straight. don’t compare him to maybin

  35. I always hate when players cry about where they are drafted (i.e. Tom Brady literally crying on ESPN last month) but I love the motivation this kid has. Besides this draft stuff, the motivation he gained from his mothers illness and death can’t be taught. He has an inherent belief to never give up, that’s what every NFL player needs, an appreciation for what he has been given and to never stop working. GOBILLS

  36. I love how all the people on these message boards think Buffalo’s winters are so bad (Siberia of North America??). Look at (or live in) the winter in Minnesota, Green Bay, and Chicago. Buffalo may get snow but it’s not nearly as cold as those three cities. The old weather insult is a little lame, try to get something more creative Southerns.

  37. Thanks to the Kitties and Donks for being dumb enough to take the flashy one year wonders. This dude is a beast and will make an immediate impact on the worst run defense in the league. I cna’t believe they got him at #3.

    Looking forward to the Bills no longer being the doormat of the league. Hopefully.

  38. Using this logic, the most devastating players are all picked up in the back half of rounds. Silly.
    Denver was dumb putting such a low priority on DTs to let every single one slide past where they were comfortable drafting them, but at the same time, I can’t imagine Denver kicking themselves over a promising talent like Miller – or any of their later picks that were not DTs.
    Playing with a chip on your shoulder can be helpful, I suppose, but the size of this chip is just not very impressive. Boohoo. Two teams felt they had better options.

  39. Can’t wait for the Bills to rub the noses of 31 other teams, and their fans, into their own piss.

  40. sc5000 says:
    May 17, 2011 1:52 PM
    Hilarious! If the Broncos would have taken him second then the bills would have said the same thing about Von Miller. P.S. Dareus needs to shut the eff up. 4.5 sacks in two seasons in college doesn’t intimidate anyone in pro football fool.

    Again, for the second time…
    Marcell Dareus was not put on a pedestal by most NFL teams for his QB hunting skills, he was put up there because of his run stopping ability, his tackles for a loss. He was drafted by a team that needed those exact skills, Buffalo. The Bills were terrible at stopping the run last year. For what Marcell has done against the run makes him very intimidating, check your facts pal.
    Go Bills!!!!!

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