What To Do With Marcell Dareus

Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (99) watches the play from the sidelines during the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Buffalo defeats Minnesota 20 to 16. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Before this year started many fans especially in Buffalo were ready to label Marcell Dareus as a bust. Drafted 3rd overall back in 2011 it seemed like he never really got settled in and looked out of place at times. Being invisible that wasn’t something a coaching staff wanted to see from a guy they invested so high in.

Last year he basically got a pass with some because of a family tragedy. Hard to deal with at any time but during the season caused mix emotions I’m sure with Marcell. Not missing a game was his choice but no question that thought never left his mind.

This year was totally different in the stats and gameplay department from Dareus but it came with some question. No doubt having his best season but in the end it could also end up being his last with the Bills. A few weeks back he was benched for the 1st quarter due to being late for team meetings. After hearing that I remember a lot of people saying hey that happens from time to time but I guess not when it comes to Marcell. The last week of the season everyone had seen him sitting out now a half for tardiness again. After the reports came out about the first lapse you would think he would get to his meetings on time and early for that matter.

With the Buffalo Bills revamping their coaching staff last season it has been said accountability is very big. You have to put in everything you have be a part of this team and good things will happen but what if everybody isn’t on board? This will be a hot topic this offseason as I’m positive it will be addressed.

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  • chas territo

    From what i heard [rumor?], he was late a few times before he sat in that 1st quarter game. At some point Marrone had to say enough is enough, sit down, big clown! This is a new team with old, not used before rules. They are written in black ink, easily read, easily followed! What to do with Dareus? Keep him, but make him have the fear of God [MARRONE] in his heart!! GO BILLS!!

  • Zachary Alexander

    Well said Chas, this isn’t the team from years past. However, I want to see how he responds to the criticism. The actions of Marrone could push him to be better; he is pro bowl worthy talent. But this could be the start of an Albert Haynesworth situation too…I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  • chas territo

    This 2 game thing was the 1st time I heard anything disruptive about Dareus and the Bills mgmt, Don’t know like you, what the outcome will be, but the Haynesworth reference would be more apropos if you said Peters and his adventure, lol. Adventure, nice PC there, right? GO BILLS!!

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