A troubled offseason has given way to a dominant regular season for Marcell Dareus.
The fourth-year defensive tackle from the University of Alabama was arrested on two separate occasions, once for felony drug possession in May, then again in June for a variety of charges, including reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and participating in an illegal speed contest.
The result of those aforementioned charges have yet to be determined, so Dareus is free to play for the Buffalo Bills, as his contract dictates. Through the team's first seven games, Dareus is tied for second overall in sacks at 7.0 with five other players. He is an integral part of a defensive unit that has yet to yield a rushing touchdown. The Bills are only allowing 80.4 yards per game on the ground, which is fourth overall in the National Football League.
With the stats building up with each game played, Dareus has entered himself into the conversation for the Defensive Player of the Year award. Last year's winner, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, is not having the same impact he had last year.Read more... Join the Conversation...