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Ok so Dumervil has 10 sacks after week 6, what is this guy doing that Demarcus Ware isn't? What are you guys seeing on film that is leading to such success for him?
He gets leverage against anyone he goes against, and he gets an amazing jump on the snap when he's down as an end. He gets held practically every play, which never gets called. He's just a beast this year so far.
I know against Denver Ware just looked like he would try to bullrush Clady or Harris, and it just wasn't working for him. Obviously you could probably break Ware down more then I could. But it seems like he is just relying on a bullrush, and it's not working for him.
The thing with Elvis too is he isn't just coming out of nowhere. He, with the rest of the defense, was non-existent last year, but he made some real noise his first 2 years.
Being undefeated is helping his exposure, combined with the fact that this is so far above the norm. He's gone from great player (a measure of talent) to superstar (a measure of fame). Not necessary, but it's nice to have 'your' guys noticed nationally.
Good in pursuit, not particularly stout at the point of attack. That was part of the reason he wasn't suited to be an every down DE in the 4-3... you could run right at him. You'd often see him get blasted off the LoS and the B-gap would be wide open for the RB.