Marcell Dareus doing well in his first offseason for the Jaguars

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No one has ever doubted Marcell Dareus‘s talent for the defensive tackle position, but his effort has sometimes been lacking, he’s had off-field issues, and last year the Bills decided they’d had enough and traded him halfway through the season to the Jaguars.

In Jacksonville, there are no issues.

Dareus played well last season for the Jaguars, and in his first offseason in Jacksonville, he’s drawing praise from coach Doug Marrone for his work ethic.

“I’m very happy with the way he’s worked, the way he has come into camp,” Marrone said, via Mike Kaye of First Coast News. “I think those are things he has done a much better job of than what maybe he had done in the past. I can appreciate that and see that in him.”

Marrone and Jaguars front office boss Tom Coughlin are known for believing in tough summer practices, but Dareus said he’s enjoying it.

“I just want to do the best we can,” Dareus said. “We just push each other and let’s go. Give me what you got, I’ll give you what I’ve got and when you’re tired, just let me know and I’m right there to pick up where you left off and vice versa.”

With the fifth-round draft pick the Bills got from the Jaguars for trading Dareus, Buffalo took Wyatt Teller, a guard from Virginia Tech. That’s a trade the Jaguars would gladly do again.

23 responses to “Marcell Dareus doing well in his first offseason for the Jaguars

  1. It’s a deal the Bills would gladly do again also. He’s been a good boy, but it’s early. Hope for the best for him, but his track record isn’t good.

  2. You can’t change the spots on a leopard. Give Marcel time, he’ll return to the same old entitled Dareus…and quit.

  3. Everybody’s happy after leaving Buffalo, the just the way it is and always been.

  4. Dareus ( Mr. Big Stuff ) had some good seasons in Buffalo. Unfortunately Rex Ryan came along and destroyed the Bills Defense. Dareus ( like many other players ) regressed under Rex. Dareus was good and still had lots of potential. However GM Doug Whaley overpaid Marcell and he was too expensive for his actual production on the field. Trading Darius was more about a salary cap dump then off field issues. Like all good trades, it worked for both teams.

  5. Dareus smokes some type of synthetic drugs and drives like a maniac, so you watch how this story is a jinx.

  6. With the fifth-round draft pick the Bills got from the Jaguars for trading Dareus, Buffalo took Wyatt Teller, a guard from Virginia Tech. That’s a trade the Jaguars would gladly do again.
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    You forgot to mention the 54 million dollars in cap space the Bills saved and the Jaguars picked up in the process. Buffalo will be able to put that money towards resigning a few of the players that actually work for their pay. Dareus will revert back to his lazy self in due time.

  7. He’s only saying this because he knows he’s getting cut next year. In essence, he’s playing for his next contract. The Jags would take a cap hit of over $7M this year if they cut him. Next year it’s nothing. Dareus will be 29 next year. Also, the Jags used their first-round pick on a DT. The writing is on the wall. Dareus is lazy but he’s not as dumb as we think he is. He’s motivated by one thing–money. As a result, he should have a good year this year. The Jags will cut him and some team will give him a huge contract and he can revert to being Albert Haynesworth 2.0.

  8. Jaguars aren’t cap-stupid, they won’t be burned too bad that way. Their biggestissue early last year was their vulnerability to the runs through the middle and Dareus put a stop to that. Everything else broke right and they sniffed the SB.

    They should have a decent year this year too and MD will be a big part of it but the cap-man will come calling next off-season and MD is a likely casualty, either by a cut or a major restructuring of his contract.

  9. glorious1718…..u Have No idea about the business of Football….Bills saved $60 mil trading him…and got a pic Also !!!!

  10. joetoronto says:
    May 27, 2018 at 8:55 am
    Everybody’s happy after leaving Buffalo, the just the way it is and always been.

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    Isn’t Toronto just a suburb of Buffalo?

  11. To be fair, it’s not all rosy in Jacksonville as many fans are realizing and discussing the cap implications going forward of guys like Dareus, Malike Jackson, Calais Campbell, etc, especially in light of star young players soon to come off their rookie contracts- guys like Jalen Ramsey, Myles Jack, Yannick Ngakoue.

  12. In my best Conor McGregor voice: The Jaguars are Foooked with their Salary Cap within the next few years.

    2019
    Bortles 21m
    Norwell 16m
    Bouye 16m
    Jackson 15m
    Campbell 14m
    Smith 12m
    Dareus 10m
    Lee 10m
    Gibson 10m
    That is 57.25% of their salary cap with 9 players!
    Add Ramsey 7m, Hayden 7m and Fournette 7m and that is 67.53% of their cap.
    The next 4 contracts are worth 6m each and count for another 11.48% making 16 contracts eat up 79% of the cap. The next season is even worse. Where the top 16 eat up 92.8% of the cap. There will be alot of trades & cuts to keep any of this team together. That’s what happens when you keep giving big contracts out.

  13. He’s one strike away from a year long suspension but right now he seems to have his act together. If he plays like he’s playing for his next contract, he’s worth every penny. He’s an All Pro talent that the Jags got for a 5th Round pick.

  14. Typical salty Bills fans crying on this thread because ANOTHER Bills player left under iffy circumstances via trade or release and had a GREAT year on their new team. Darius made an instant impact on the best Defense in the NFL and will eventually renegotiate his contract to remain on the best defense in the NFL. He will be in Jax while the Bills will be in London or Toronto. Bills fans should sprinkle that salt on their French Cries and Whiney Burgers.

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