Does this mean that he’s upset that he’s joining a Bills franchise that has really struggled in the past decade?
Fortunately, it doesn’t appear that way. Dareus just seems to be extra motivated to prove to Carolina and Denver that he should have been their selection.
“If I ever get a chance to play Carolina I’m going to make them pay for passing up on me,” Dareus told Michael Irvin on WQAM Monday via BuffaloBills.com. “Denver, I’ll get a chance to play them in the regular season and I’m going to make it hell for them every time I play against them.”
“My sole focus was for me not to give you a reason to not pick me and you still don’t?” Dareus continued. “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.”
Now this is an attitude I like. In fact, I like pretty much everything I’ve heard about Dareus so far. The Bills desperately need some players with some edge, some swagger. I could not be more excited to see what he brings to the Bills.