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Old 10-22-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:15 PM   #2
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My adopted kid has made me very proud.

I'm normally resistant to undersized players in the front seven, but Elvis' production throughout high school and college was just too consistently spectacular to ignore.
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:24 PM   #4
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I liked the pick at the time since I didn't think his size would matter since he figured to be part of the rotation and not playing most of the snaps, so wouldn't likely wear down. And that's how they're using him.
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:31 PM   #5
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He did wear down last year, though. He was absolutely unreal in the first five games and then he slowed down considerably. I thought that was why we held him back a little bit this year.
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In the meantime, did anyone see the monster day that John Abraham had today?

Of course you didn't, he was inactive for the fourth time this season.
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Well, that's okay, John is only making 50 times more money than Elvis.
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:18 PM   #11
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He did wear down last year, though. He was absolutely unreal in the first five games and then he slowed down considerably. I thought that was why we held him back a little bit this year.

You mean in college?
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It's great to see this - we've needed this SO badly.

Ever since we lost Bertie Berry (who had 3 sacks and 2 FF today against Leinart)
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You could probably have finished your sentence right there.
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You mean in college?
Yes. If I'm not mistaken, he had 15 of his 20 sacks in the first five games.
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Yes. If I'm not mistaken, he had 15 of his 20 sacks in the first five games.
The only thing I know about his college career is that I think he's the guy Marcus Vick stepped on. Was Elvis a starter or a rotational guy?
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The only thing I know about his college career is that I think he's the guy Marcus Vick stepped on. Was Elvis a starter or a rotational guy?
He was the guy who Little Mexico stomped on and he was a starter for Louisville.
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The only thing I know about his college career is that I think he's the guy Marcus Vick stepped on. Was Elvis a starter or a rotational guy?
He played every down.

In 2005, he had 63 tackles, 23 for loss, 20 sacks, and an NCAA record 11 forced fumbles. Dumervil won the Big East Defensive Player of the Year Award, Hendricks Award (Best DE), Nagurski (Best defensive player in the nation), and was named to everybody's All-American lists.

You can't rack up tackle numbers like that as a rotation guy.
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I found some stuff from a few webpages. Surprisingly, I found this in a Wikipedia entry:

Elvis Dumervil (born January 19, 1984, Miami, Florida) is a National Football League defensive end for the Denver Broncos. He was rated among the top 25 defensive ends by most publications coming out of Miami Jackson High School, where he had a school record 78 career sacks. His college career began slowly as a modest contributor during his first two seasons at the University of Louisville; he tallied just 28 tackles and two sacks. John L. Smith's staff had planned on redshirting him during the 2002 season, but injuries and a lackluster performance by the defensive line forced him into the rotation.


He emerged during the 2004 season as a junior, getting 10 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. His 2005 season was one of the best for a defensive end in both NCAA and school history, when he broke the NCAA single-game sack record (6) in vs in state rival Kentucky, and went on tie the NCAA total for sacks in a single season (20) and break the NCAA record for forced fumbles. His sack total also broke the Big East record set by Dwight Freeney, who was one of Elvis' favorite players growing up. He won several awards for the 2005 season, including the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Ted Hendricks Award, Big East player of the year, and first team All-American.
In the 2006 Gator Bowl, Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick stomped on the back of Dumervil's leg after a whistle. While no penalty was called, the backlash from this play (in combination with a misdemeanor charge for driving with a suspended license) led to Vick's permanent dismissal from the Virginia Tech football team.


Despite his 2005 season and comparisons to fellow Miami native Dwight Freeney, Dumervil went on the second day of the NFL draft due to concerns about his small size (5'11"; 258lbs), and the fact that he went sackless in his final three games, which may have been largely due to being constantly doubled teamed, but was perceived by some as a sign of fatigue. Some teams also considered moving him to linebacker or only using him in pass rushing situations. Dumervil was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Broncos coach Mike Shanahan has stated that he plans to keep Dumervil at defensive end[1].


He was named Elvis because his mother was an Elvis Presley fan, although he dislikes the name and prefers to go by the nickname "Cool". When media ask him if he is an Elvis fan, he typically responds by saying, "I figured you would ask that question." His half brother, Curry Burns, also played at the University of Louisville.

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Old 10-22-2006, 05:48 PM   #19
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From everything I've read about Dumervil, the ONLY thing that kept him out of round 1-2 in the draft was his height - NOT, I might add, his weight which is hardly any less than the likes of jason Taylor and John Abraham.

The height is considered a problem becuase it means less wingspan, but apparently Dumervil has freakishly long arms for a short guy, so isn't really disadvantaged in that area....after all, you don't need to see over the tackle, you just need to get around him!

Being a short-arse myself, I love to see the little guys confound the critics, so here's to hoping this great start to his career is a sign he's the next Sam Mills...I think its safe to say he won't be know for batting balls down at the line of scrimmage, however.....
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I know that SoCal was down on the Dummervil pick - many others were pleased. He is one-dimensional, but as a 4th round pick - good value.
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:08 PM   #21
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Ever since we lost Bertie Berry (who had 3 sacks and 2 FF today against Leinart)
Now that would be interesting. Did those sacks and forced fumbles happen in the locker room or on the sideline?
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He is one-dimensional, but as a 4th round pick - good value.
Fortunately for us, that one dimension is the one that our defense has been missing.
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:19 PM   #23
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It's great to see this - we've needed this SO badly.

Ever since we lost Bertie Berry (who had 3 sacks and 2 FF today against Leinart)
Any wonder they lost then.
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:30 PM   #24
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Congrats to Elvis. I was a doubter and I still don't see him as an every down player, but as a designated pash rusher he is doing very well. Hope he and Preditor put Manning on his ass a dozen times next week.
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Old 10-22-2006, 06:30 PM   #25
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