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Von Miller calls Dumervil “our rock”

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The Broncos still haven’t replaced defensive end Elvis Dumervil.  There’s a chance they never really will.

“He was our leader in the locker room,” Miller said of Dumervil on NFL Network.  “He was our rock.  He showed me how to be a technician on the field. . . .  He showed me so much stuff . . . how to be a professional, how to conduct myself off the field.  He is truly going to be missed.  It will take guys in the locker room to [each] pick up a small piece of that percentage that we can make up and get our defense back.”

Still, Miller said that the departure of Dumervil, who was cut due to a fax-machine snafu and then signed by the Ravens, didn’t make Miller angry.

“Before anything, before the Broncos, me and Elvis are brothers so I wanted what was best for him,” Miller said.  “Going to the Baltimore Ravens was a better fit for him.”

So now Dumervil will become a leader for a team that beat the Broncos in their own building when it counted most.

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24 Responses to “Von Miller calls Dumervil “our rock””
  1. getyourownname says: Apr 11, 2013 8:52 PM

    If this means down the road Von wants to join his brother, that’s OK with Ravens fans.

  2. briscocountyjr says: Apr 11, 2013 8:59 PM

    Von Miller is just giving some classy statements… face it, HE is the rock in the Bronco D locker room. There’s plenty of other options between FA and the draft to shore up the ‘open side’ end position.

  3. raiderapologist says: Apr 11, 2013 8:59 PM

    Fortunately for Miller, Dumervil didn’t teach him how to play the run.

  4. ottawabrave91 says: Apr 11, 2013 8:59 PM

    if he is the rock, then who is paper and who is scissors?????

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 11, 2013 9:01 PM

    I bet Von might like to be traded to the Ravens. What a perfect fit for him to fill out that LB group now that his buddy Elvis is there. I think the Broncos have a lot of serious issues and could be facing a meltdown as Peyton winds down his last years with a roster full of question marks. The Broncos are in for a rude awakening if they think it’s clear sailing from here without a lot of major moves.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2013 9:02 PM

    Don’t worry Von, impersonators will spring up to keep his memory alive.

  7. si1m says: Apr 11, 2013 9:09 PM

    But Von, according to Broncos fans, Doom is, post-fax fiasco, now old, slow, overrated, a product of scheme, a McDaniels era guy, not “doom” anymore, no good in the Divisional round, cant play in a 3-4, his 17 sacks in 2009 in a 3-4 were aberrational, too short, too weak in the run game, only good because of you #58, and gave up a guaranteed chance of a ring in 2013 by leaving Denver, and went to a team that has no hope for a ring.

    So how can he be that good?

  8. hoosierdude says: Apr 11, 2013 9:15 PM

    Going to the Ravens might be a better fit for you too, Von.

  9. briscocountyjr says: Apr 11, 2013 9:22 PM

    raiderapologist says:

    “Fortunately for Miller, Dumervil didn’t teach him how to play the run.”

    Uneducated raider fan… check Profootball Focus. They outline that Von Miller not only wasn’t bad versus the run, but he performed well above average. He was a big reason the ravens didn’t go running wild vs the broncos.

  10. briscocountyjr says: Apr 11, 2013 9:26 PM

    thestrategyexpert says:

    “The Broncos are in for a rude awakening if they think it’s clear sailing from here without a lot of major moves.”

    BaHhaha! that made me almost choke on a bite of my sandwich. What “major moves” are those that are needed??

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 11, 2013 9:29 PM

    There are plenty of rocks in the Rockies, but Elvis stood out from the crowd.

  12. jrebar88 says: Apr 11, 2013 9:37 PM

    Ratbird fans in here are just as delusional as the Chef fans that think they will win the West

  13. ahawkalypse says: Apr 11, 2013 9:51 PM

    I’ll translate “Ravens were a better fit” = ” This sucks big time but what can I do?”

  14. slickster35 says: Apr 11, 2013 9:53 PM

    The donkeys will come crashing down to earth with that first place schedule.

    Last years schedule was a joke, as evidenced by their lack of wins over good teams.

  15. reed20fence says: Apr 11, 2013 10:06 PM

    As a wise man once said: “Sizzle and Doom will lay down the Boom; the Brothers McClain will plug up the lanes.”

    One franchises demanded pay cut is another franchises repeat Super Bowl.

  16. bmoreravens1012013 says: Apr 11, 2013 10:09 PM

    Don’t worry Von, your brother will be back in Denver on opening day week 1 (due to damn mlb not budging). Only problem is he’ll be in purple….Go ravens!

  17. stealthjunk says: Apr 11, 2013 10:41 PM

    Yes, what a great role model Dumervil is — he must have taught Von the art of road raging and pulling a gun on a dude.

  18. soundsofsuccess7 says: Apr 11, 2013 11:02 PM

    Von’s just being polite- as he should be.

    That said, Von is a better player than Dumervil and should be expected to take on the leadership roles on defense.

    Works out for everyone.

  19. forevercorr says: Apr 11, 2013 11:18 PM

    Ha! Ravens fans thinking there’s a chance in hell Von would come over. He’s just being classy. Besides, y’all just got your own classy LB in Rolando McClain. Have fun with that.
    Dumervil is a major score, but replacing Reed, Kruger, Lewis, Boldin and everyone else is going to take a lot, and all these pieces will take time to gel.
    For those who don’t think Dumervil can be replaced, keep an eye on Wolfe this year. It’s gonna be fun.

  20. joetoronto says: Apr 12, 2013 4:11 AM

    What a donkey.

  21. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Apr 12, 2013 8:42 AM

    slickster35 says:
    Apr 11, 2013 9:53 PM

    The donkeys will come crashing down to earth with that first place schedule.

    Last years schedule was a joke, as evidenced by their lack of wins over good teams.
    ———————————–
    The Broncos played a “first place schedule” last year, you baffoon. Also, there are exactly two games on every team’s schedule that are determined by how they finish. The other 14 are determined years in advance, so the idea of a “first place schedule” isn’t quite what you’re making it up to be.

  22. sc5000 says: Apr 12, 2013 9:48 AM

    slickster 35:

    The Broncos have won the west twice in a row, which means they played a first place schedule last year. Nice try though

  23. raiderapologist says: Apr 12, 2013 12:08 PM

    briscocountyjr says: Apr 11, 2013 9:22 PM

    raiderapologist says:

    “Fortunately for Miller, Dumervil didn’t teach him how to play the run.”

    Uneducated raider fan… check Profootball Focus. They outline that Von Miller not only wasn’t bad versus the run, but he performed well above average. He was a big reason the ravens didn’t go running wild vs the broncos.
    —————–
    Read it again, clown. It was a compliment to Miller. Let me script it in a manner you might understand:

    Miller good run defender. Dumervil not so good.

  24. salutethis says: Apr 13, 2013 12:05 PM

    Translation “I will miss Doom on our way to the superbowl this year.” It’s too bad Doom had to get butt hurt over a fax machine and took a pay cut to go to a lesser team just to spite upper management. Have fun vultures, your new leader would get in fights over the freeway and will jump off sides… a lot! He’s a great player, but definitely not irreplaceable. Wolfe himself had 6 sacks last year, and that was spending half of his time as a DT and some end on non passing downs. That’s the rookie year. Now its year 2.

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