Elvis Dumervil’s Fax of Life

After the bizarre incident that led to his end in Denver, the new Raven discusses how things are different in Baltimore

Greg A. Bedard
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GREG BEDARD: What you’re being asked to do going from end with the Broncos to linebacker with the Ravens, how different is it?

ELVIS DUMERVIL: I mean, it’s totally different. There are a lot of different positions you’ve got to learn, different terminology, scheme. It’s fun though, it’s exciting, challenging. But you just come out and put work into it. I think our scheme is really good, fun, a lot of guys doing different things. So you have to study. Once you get that down, you can just go have fun.

BEDARD: What’s different about this team and organization?

DUMERVIL: Man, we work. You can understand why they’re in it every year. They really put the work in. There’s not really any magic to it. From the meetings, even walkthrough at practice, we get a lot of reps. And it’s very competitive, and that brings the best out of you. You’ve got guys talking smack to each other, but pushing each other. That creates that chemistry when everyone is competing at a high level.

BEDARD: Is this the most talented team you’ve been on?

DUMERVIL: I mean, it’s up there, for sure. I think we’re stacked, two-deep across. So it’s exciting. We just have to get that continuity and get everybody working together.

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BWAHAHAHA!  Hate on haters!  The Ravens make the playoffs every single year with Harbs at the helm, Flacco passing, and Rice running.  So long as we have those 3, nothing will stop us from winning at least 1 playoff game.  After that, the rest is gravy.  Don't count us out, you've done that way too many times before.  How'd that go for ya?  ;^)


Ha... Maybe if Doom would have done some "work" in that playoff game he would have a ring. no boldin+no pitta= no playoffs


Boldin is on the decline and as hard as it was to see Pitta get hurt, the Ravens just keep on ticking with Dickson and Shiancoe.  You can't stop Oz & Co. FOOL!


Got mad respect for Oz, but I don't see much going for them after that terrible flacco contract

DouglasReid like.author.displayName 1 Like

ahahahahah.  2 deep across.  So they were 3 deep across last year, you know after they got gutted this summer.


@DouglasReid You are probably yet another one of the same d-bags that kept saying how old and slow the Ravens' defense was all through the playoffs and up until the final gun sounded on their 2nd Super Bowl win, huh?  Now all of a sudden they get younger and faster, but you're trying to say they lost too much talent.  Moron.

Scramble like.author.displayName 1 Like

The Patriots will get him, just not the way they want.

JHEALY1972 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Patriots could use Dumervil


@JHEALY1972 Patriots could use a lot of things, but don't worry everything is going to be fine because you have Tebow now.  Just ask Rex Ryan.