Marcel Dareus, was drafted by the Buffalo Bills to be a rock on the interior line. Combining with one of the best defensive interior lineman in the league, Kyle Williams, it looked to be a unstoppable and impenetrable tandem.
After his first season, there was definitely a positive feedback as to where he was going. Dareus came into his sophomore year having high expectations for himself as well as the rest of the organization, as did the fans.
Early on, Dareus came upon a road block, the death of his brother Simeon Gilmore. Dareus left the team to tend to business in Alabama, but did not miss a game, at least physically. The death of his brother definitely took a toll on Dareus and the rest of the first half of the season seemed to be a wash.
In the second half of the season, Dareus showed promise of his old self producing 5.5 sacks. Coming into this year, with a new staff, no one is guaranteed a spot at any position, including Dareus. Chris Brown, from buffalobills.com, has stated that Dareus is fighting Jay Ross for snaps in a four man front and Alex Carrington is receiving the majority in a three man front.
Coming into his third season, Dareus should show us what he really can do, and I for one, am excited to see the damage this interior line will make.