Appearing on the Michael Irvin radio show in Miami Monday on WQAM, Marcell Dareus had some no nonsense comments about where he went off the board in the 2011 NFL draft. When asked if he should have been the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the Bills top pick had a very quick answer. “Yes,” was his reply. And when he didn’t go off the board first or second he immediately had two enemies, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos.
“If I ever get a chance to play Carolina I’m going to make them pay for passing up on me,” said Dareus. “Denver I’ll get a chance to play them in the regular season (this year) and I’m going to make it hell for them every time I play against them.”
“The sweet nectar of revenge right there,” said Irvin chuckling as he could feel Dareus’ intensity through the phone line.
The Bills play the Denver Broncos in Week 16 at home on Christmas Eve this season.
Dareus even went a step further in explaining why he was so chapped about two teams passing on him.
“I worked my butt off to the point where I’m not going to give you a reason not to pick me,” he said. “You’re not going to look at me and be like, ‘Well he’s good, but…” That ‘but’ word is never going to come up when you mention my name. My sole focus was for me not to give you a reason to not pick me and you still don’t? Okay, I understand you have needs somewhere else, but if you need somebody to control your front and be a commander across the front and not let anything happen? I work my butt off to do that, and you pass me up still? Okay, I’ve got something for you.”
Most would think it’d be hard for the third overall pick in the draft to have a chip on his shoulder, but it’s clear that Dareus does and the Bills are going to be the beneficiary.
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