After the Denver Broncos and Elvis Dumervil’s agent fumbled a contract situation resulting in his release from the team he signed with the reigning world champion Baltimore Ravens. But maybe it was a blessing in disguise that resulted in his arrival in Baltimore, and he went on WNST in Baltimore to introduce himself to the community.
“Obviously the Broncos were a first-class organization and obviously I was able to get to a first-class organization here in Baltimore, so there’s not much complaining I can really do about it. … Things happen. It’s business,” Dumervil said, via Sports Radio Interviews. “At the end of the day, I’m here, I’m proud to be with the guys.”
And he isn’t afraid to come in and lead a historically dominant Ravens defense that lost anchors in Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.
“Personally, I think it starts with defense and I think that’s mainly what attracted me here. … The stadium, when the defense is on the field, it’s loud and it’s rocking. So I think when you have a good defense, it’s gives you a chance to win championships, win games with the end result to win a championship. With defense, you want to keep that going. I wouldn’t want to change that.”
But he doesn’t hold any ill will towards the Broncos for the mismanagement of his situation, and he’s found motivation in Baltimore.
“No ill will against the Broncos, but I think as a player, I’ve always played with a chip on my shoulder. But obviously things happened, and the way they happened, at the end of the day, it is what it is. I’m definitely coming in here proving a point. Obviously sometimes you’ve got to reassure yourself to make everybody else know who you are. … You just show why you are who you are. To answer that question, most definitely I’m looking forward to this season.”