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TXBRONC
08-27-2007, 10:52 PM
Dumervil says his goal is to reach double digit sacks. All I can say is I hope he reaches that goal. There are some other interesting tidbits that you might enjoy as well.

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/nfl/article/0,2777,DRMN_23918_5683534,00.html

Monday’s Broncos report: Dumervil aims for double-digit sack total
By Lee Rasizer, Rocky Mountain News
August 27, 2007

The bar has been set.

Elvis Dumervil has established his goal for sacks this season coming off a promising rookie year.

And he's shooting high.

"Definitely 12-15," he said Monday.

Dumervil was inactive the first three games last season but ended up leading the team with 8.5 sacks.

And after an offseason in which he worked hard on better using his hands and varying his overall repertoire of pass-rush moves, it's his feeling his goal is easily attainable.

Simon Fletcher holds Denver's team record with 16 sacks. No one else has gotten more than 13.5.

"Very much so, especially with the corners we have in Dre' Bly and Champ Bailey," he said. "It's really like stealing. I think up front we have to take it upon ourselves to get after it because we have guys that can cover."

Dumervil was active Saturday night in his final preseason appearance.

Particularly impressive was a bull-rush of Browns tackle Joe Thomas, the third overall pick in this year's draft, that forced Cleveland quarterback Charlie Frye out of the pocket and into teammate Amon Gordon's arms.

He also had a sack of his own.

"Last year, I thought I got slowed down a little bit because I didn't have any counter moves and teams started taking away my speed rush," he said, adding that with the help of coaches he's been able to alter his approach.

"I just want to keep the tackle guessing," he said.

It also appears Dumervil will get more time on early downs.

He started vs. Cleveland and, while there may still be some finagling of the lineup going on, he may have won the initial chance to show he can be an every-down player Week 1 in Buffalo.

Dumervil's been fighting a reputation as a specialist given his 5-foot-11, 260-pound frame. But he's always insisted he can hold up in the pros vs. the run despite facing bigger, stronger and quicker athletes.

"I'm going to play my best and keep that spot," he said.

Feeling good

Travis Henry returned to the practice field for the first time since spraining his left knee in the Aug. 18 preseason game in Dallas. The running back wore a brace and took limited repetitions with the scout team.

Henry admitted that he was "a little timid" running to his left but this week's practices should be enough for him to get his conditioning back for a full workload next week in preparation for Week 1 in Buffalo.

"No pain," he said. "They just wanted me to feel my way so I was just picking and choosing when I burst when I felt good," he said. "It was just to see how I was, and it was great."

The backfield was replenished all around, as Mike Bell (hip) and Andre Hall (groin, hamstring) also returned to practice after extended absences.

On defense, end Tim Crowder made his first appearance since spraining his left ankle Aug. 16.

"It was painful but they told me what to expect and with those ankles it takes awhile to heal. The more I started doing the more it loosened up. I just have to work through the pain," he said.

Crowder hopes to play vs. Arizona but isn't sure he can after Monday.

"Just the way it felt, I don't know if I would have helped anybody," he said.

Paring the roster

Defensive end Kenard Lang was the most high-profile name among the first round of cuts to 75 players, although the team hadn't officially submitted the list to the league pending Tuesday's 2 p.m. league deadline.

Lang, 32, started all 16 games for just the third time in his career last season, following Courtney Brown's season-ending knee injury.

His departure leaves the Broncos with five ends on the roster, plus swing-player Alvin McKinley, and means rookies Tim Crowder and Jarvis Moss will inherit more critical roles.

Others absent as the team began preparations for the final preseason game Thursday included defensive tackle Demetrin Veal; wide receivers David Terrell and David Kircus; kicker Brandon Pace; running backs Cecric Cobbs and Troy Fleming; and tight end Teyo Johnson.

Denver has 78 players remaining on the roster as of Monday's practice. That total includes wide receiver Rod Smith, who is on the physically unable to perform list and doesn't officially count.

Taking center stage

One of the players who figures to get a long look among the bevy of reserves against the Cardinals is quarterback Darrell Hackney to determine whether he may merit a practice-squad spot as the team's de facto No. 3 quarterback.

Hackney threw for nearly 10,000 yards at Alabama-Birmingham. He also led Conference USA in passing as a senior in 2005 before latching on with the Browns, who cut him last September. Hackney signed with the Broncos in January and went 4-for-9 for 29 yards and an interception in the Dallas game Aug. 18.

"He's got a very strong arm. And he works hard at it, he studies hard," assistant head coach/offense Mike Heimerdinger said. "He can throw it into spots. We'll see what Hack can do, whenever he plays."

Preston Parsons also should log his first time behind center this summer vs. his old team.

He said it

"We call it 'The Sniper.' The Sniper's going to shoot them out, or the Grim Reaper. It's tough for guys around this time."

Running back Travis Henry, on the reality that players may not have jobs this week with cuts looming.

broncosfanscott
08-28-2007, 02:59 AM
Nice article. I saw the video on BroncosTV and I am glad he is aiming high. I like seeing him set a goal for the season and the way he played last year and in the game vs. the Browns, I can see him reaching that mark.

TXBRONC
08-28-2007, 10:32 PM
Nice article. I saw the video on BroncosTV and I am glad he is aiming high. I like seeing him set a goal for the season and the way he played last year and in the game vs. the Browns, I can see him reaching that mark.

I like the kid, he seems to always be around the ball. Now maybe he'll never be an every down defensive end, but there is nothing wrong in striving to be one.

Slick
08-28-2007, 10:39 PM
Interesting read, thanks TX. My hopes are high for him, it's nice to hear a confidence in Elvis. I think he can play for us for several years. There are some awfully big tackles for him to match up with, but I still think he can make plays. Sacks are nice, but hurries can be almost as effective.

broncosfanscott
08-28-2007, 10:40 PM
Elvis is impressing me more and more and if his play gets better he just might play every down. Until then, he will be a nice boost when he comes in.

TXBRONC
08-28-2007, 10:46 PM
I think Elvis can reach double digit sacks if gets the playing time to do so. If the guy can come up with 8 1/2 sack in part time duty last year then he more than capable of reaching double digits with more playing time.

BroncoBJ
08-29-2007, 06:03 AM
Nice article. And I think he can get to double digit as well. He got a lot of sacks in a short period of time last year. I think he will be great for us for a long time.

BTW: this should go in Broncos disscusion. ;)

Skinny
08-29-2007, 06:37 AM
He should definitely see more playing time with Ebenezer out. I don't see how he does'nt get 12-15 sacks with his motor.
"He's gotten much stronger in the weight room and his en-durance is getting better and better. And he's added a little bit more power to his rush. He's using a little bit more finesse along with his power, so he's improved," Bates said.Scary thought considering he had 8 1/2 sacks in a limited role last seasom.

But what will help him even more acheive that goal, is he's improving on his run defense.
Dumervil can certainly be used on occasional first and second downs as a run-stopper, Bates said.http://dailycamera.com/news/2007/aug/29/pro-football-broncos-dumervil-aims-to-be-more-a/

TXBRONC
08-29-2007, 08:13 AM
He should definitely see more playing time with Ebenezer out. I don't see how he doesn't get 12-15 sacks with his motor.Scary thought considering he had 8 1/2 sacks in a limited role last season.

But what will help him even more achieve that goal, is he's improving on his run defense.http://dailycamera.com/news/2007/aug/29/pro-football-broncos-dumervil-aims-to-be-more-a/


Think about this. He had 18 total tackles last year, so his 8.5 sacks accounts for more or less half of his total tackles. While those are not huge numbers I like the ratio.

Skinny
08-29-2007, 09:04 AM
Think about this. He had 18 total tackles last year, so his 8.5 sacks accounts for more or less half of his total tackles. While those are not huge numbers I like the ratio.lol, i have'nt even paid attention to his total tackle count.

Shame on me.

Nice stat TX, and a very nice ratio indeed.

topscribe
08-29-2007, 12:10 PM
I moved this thread into this forum.

Now I'm bumping it so everyone will know where it went.

- ts

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TXBRONC
08-29-2007, 12:13 PM
I moved this thread into this forum.

Now I'm bumping it so everyone will know where it went.

- ts

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Thanks Top, I realized after I started it that I had put it into the wrong forum, but I didn't want bother the mods with moving it. :o

topscribe
08-29-2007, 12:42 PM
Thanks Top, I realized after I started it that I had put it into the wrong forum, but I didn't want bother the mods with moving it. :o
Don't worry about bothering us. It probably won't always be this way, but
right now, we are running around looking for things to do. http://forums.denverbroncos.com/images/smilies/th_lmao.gif

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TXBRONC
08-29-2007, 01:18 PM
Don't worry about bothering us. It probably won't always be this way, but
right now, we are running around looking for things to do. http://forums.denverbroncos.com/images/smilies/th_lmao.gif

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I just didn't want to do anything to make you cranky. :D

Lonestar
08-29-2007, 02:39 PM
Don't worry about bothering us. It probably won't always be this way, but
right now, we are running around looking for things to do. http://forums.denverbroncos.com/images/smilies/th_lmao.gif

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Speak for your self cemosabie (sp):cool: If any one has the correct spelling of this term please let me know.

TXBRONC
08-29-2007, 03:18 PM
Speak for your self kemosabie (sp):cool: If any one has the correct spelling of this term please let me know.

It's spelled K-e-m-o-s-a-b-i-e. :)

Watchthemiddle
08-29-2007, 03:28 PM
Originally Posted by Jrwiz
Speak for your self kemosabie (sp) If any one has the correct spelling of this term please let me know.

Chemo-Sabie

TXBRONC
08-29-2007, 03:29 PM
Chemo-Sabie

This is interesting I did a spell check and it came up with a k intstead of ch. :confused:

Slick
08-29-2007, 03:35 PM
Am I right in remembering that was what The Lone Ranger called Tonto(sp). Does it have another meaning. Friend, possibly?

TXBRONC
08-29-2007, 03:49 PM
Am I right in remembering that was what The Lone Ranger called Tonto(sp). Does it have another meaning. Friend, possibly?


You have right characters, but it was Tonto that called the Lone Ranger kemosabie.

Lonestar
08-29-2007, 04:13 PM
Am I right in remembering that was what The Lone Ranger called Tonto(sp). Does it have another meaning. Friend, possibly?

That is what I was quoting. Top of course being the lone ranger.

Lonestar
08-29-2007, 04:14 PM
You have right characters, but it was Tonto that called the Lone Ranger kemosabie.

your correct.
now just added it to my spell chekkkker.

Skinny
08-29-2007, 05:06 PM
I have learned more in this thread than i ever thought i would have!:D

TXBRONC
08-29-2007, 05:15 PM
I have learned more in this thread than i ever thought i would have!:D

The board isn't only here to communicate it's also here to educate. :p

Astrass
08-29-2007, 06:31 PM
Good luck to him. I'd excited to see what he can do as a starter.

rcsodak
08-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Kemosabe (or any of the other various spellings) *is* a real word. It's from the language of the Potowatomie Indians. The Potowatomie Indians lived in and around Michigan. (The Lone Ranger originated at WXYZ in Detroit.) One of the shows' producers, Jim Jewell, had a father-in-law who ran a boy's camp named "Camp Kee-mo-sah-bee."

Kemosabe means "faithful friend" or "trusty scout."

Plus, Pottawattamie is a county in IA, KS AND OK....so I guess they "got around" in their wild youth.... ;)

rcsodak
08-29-2007, 07:49 PM
And leave it to JR to HIJACK a thread........ :D

TXBRONC
08-29-2007, 07:53 PM
And leave it to JR to HIJACK a thread........ :D


It's about freakin time you showed up. :D

So you do have anything to add to the original intent of this thread. :D

Superchop 7
02-03-2010, 10:06 PM
Taking a look down memory lane (2007)

UnderArmour
02-03-2010, 10:09 PM
Taking a look down memory lane (2007)

You're supposed to bump with something cool and insightful like Mission Accomplished.

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