Dumervil: Just changing first-class trains

Seeking ‘change of scenery,’ Elvis Dumervil chooses Baltimore Ravens over Denver Broncos
www.nydailynews.com

“Sometimes you have to make a decision. You pray about it,” Dumervil said. “At the end of the day there was no ill will or hard feelings. I just felt it was a time to change scenery.”...

...“It was an unfortunate situation,” Dumervil acknowledged. “Obviously leaving a really good organization like the Denver Broncos, they’re proven winners. I have nothing but good things to say about the organization. But when an opportunity came that I could come to another winner and a first-class organization, it was just leaving one great one to another great one. So I took it.”...

...“I was drafted there. Honestly, I never intended to leave Denver,” Dumervil said. “But things happen. It’s just the way life is. It’s not like I’m the only person this happens to. A lot of guys have to make decisions.”

His decision to come to Baltimore was influenced in part by his relationship with Ravens inside linebackers coach Don Martindale, who coached Dumervil at Denver and played a part in convincing his former student to switch teams.

“As a coach, it’s all about relationships,” Martindale said. “Obviously, Elvis and I got really close back to Denver, not just because of the player he is, although that helps when he’s sacking the quarterback. But also as a person. I’m happy for both the Ravens and Elvis.”

Actually, Doom, we can't think of any other athletes this happens to--faxually speaking, of course.

We'll assume, for now, he means free agency.

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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