The Broncos defense is already under scrutiny for what happened last season in the play-offs, now they are willing to continue playing games with  Elvis Dumervil. To take a chance at losing one of your best defensive players is not conducive of accomplishing the goals of winning football games.

Dumervil had 11 sacks in 2012, he is an impact player and to lose this guy is going to leave a huge hole that probably is going to take years to fill. Elway should have the deal done to keep Dumervil in Denver.

This weekend there are teams that can reach out and sign Dumervil. The Dolphins are in the mix and we know they could make an offer the Line-backer/ D.E. would love to have. Why Elway isn’t reacting with a stronger desire to keep him on the Broncos is anyone’s guess.

It makes me wonder id having a great offensive mind like Elway as the team’s G.M. is the right thing to do. He has to know the Broncos defense lost the game in the play-offs last season. If he thinks the Broncos defense can take a hit like losing Dumervil  and  the team can continue to win like they did in 2012, he has to have his head examined.

They is no way the Broncos will be as successful as they were in 2012 without guys like Dumervil on the roster. The Denver defense needs some improvements in the secondary but it they let a guy like Dumervil go, it is going to be much more than the secondary in need of repair.

Elway has to stop thinking with the team’s check book for a minute and he has to find a way to keep the services of Dumervil.  Yes John Elway offense can win football games, but the defense is what helps team’s stop the other team’s from beating you.


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Readers Comments (7)

  1. Bronco to the bone

    Elway needs to think like a player right now, not a VP and do what it will take to keep ED on the team. ED also needs to step up and sign with Denver, the team he really wants to be on this coming year. Both need to have tea together and close this out today!

  2. Allan

    This writer needs their head examined. Denver can easily win without ED. Just go back to last year to see how many penalties this guy had. If he needs his blanky and mommy that bad, he needs to just go away. HEY Elvis! Just go away! YOU ARE NOT WANTED IN DENVER NO MORE YOU CRY BABY!

    • LG

      Hey had 11 sacks. The Denver defense lost the play off game and they need help in the secondary. If you think not having ED there to put pressure on the Q.B. is going to help the situation then you may be the one who needs their head examined….

  3. bjnort

    Yeah, this has went on waaaaaaaay past long enough. This situation wasn’t caused by ED or the Broncos, but by an incompetent agent. But, it’s costing the Bronos 4.8 million, which isn’t chump change. I know the Broncos want ED and he wants to be a Bronco more than a Raven or a Dolphin, so he needs to sign the paper NOW.

  4. Rick

    How many games have watch ED play last year, or are you just looking at late game sacks that don’t mean anything, plus her no run stopper. ED can go and the Broncos will be fine. Elway’s not dumb he knows what he is doing.

    • LG

      You saying the Broncos D is fine? Are you sure? Don’t you think the secondary needs help? Elway refuses to move Champ to safety. He is losing a step ya know. And yes I have a lot of time watching the Broncos play last season.

  5. Shaune

    I have to disagree with this article. Elvis is an above average pass rusher and nothing else. For the most part he is overrated, even at the missed opportunity of 8 mil a season. He has no run defense and gets called for lining up offsides way too often. I think they can find better value in FA and draft. Elway not acting desperate right now is exactly why is a the perfect man for the job.


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