Derek Wolfe, “I think between me and Von there’s no reason to think we can’t have 30 or 40 sacks between the two of us.”

Englewood, Colo.

I love Derek Wolfe’s brutal honesty. He doesn’t take crap and he’s done with the Denver media. Can’t say I blame him, they’ve become a circus show. “I’m going to hold you guys accountable just like you hold me accountable. You guys are going to say something, it’s going to be true and you’re going to hear it from us, and not somebody else. If you have a question about me or my teammates, you ask me or my teammates and we’ll answer it. Don’t get it from somebody else and just get twitter fingers and start tweeting it out.”

As Vance said, tomorrow it’s going to be unscripted. This means who can move the chains better, out maneuver each other, so we’re going to see just how far both sides of the ball have improved, “It’s a chance to go out there and do unscripted football which is rare to get during camp. You don’t really get that until you play in a preseason game. When you’re out there, the offense is trying to scheme up against you. It’s playing football instead of them actually knowing the plays and us knowing the plays that they’re running. It’s actually playing football. I’m looking forward to it.”

I’m excited to see how DeMarcus Walker does playing outside linebacker. Even though he played inside and outside at FSU, he didn’t really play hands up. It’s such a HUGE jump in a short time. That’s a lot of trust and very impressive. “I don’t want to say too much but I think that he’s doing well out there. It fits him a little bit better I think. I think he’s doing a good job. He does a good job of setting the edge and his pass rush is getting better. He’s one of those guys that wants to be great so he’s going to keep trying his hardest to be the best player he can be.”

He thinks the defense under Joe Woods is sailing along, “I like the way we’re going. I think everything we’re doing; we’re starting to mold together really well as a team. We care about each other. Some of the wrinkles—the run game, we’re doing a good job of shutting that down. There was a radio station that said we weren’t but we can prove them wrong. I don’t know who it was, but we’ll prove you wrong. That’s what we do.”

A common theme among the defense has been a love of Mike McCoy and his scheme. We know many of the players sugar coat stuff, but if Derek says, it he’s not BSing, “It’s a lot different. It’s a different offense. Mike’s a genius and he does a good job of scheming up against every defense… It’s really for the DBs that it turns out to be a lot different for.”

If you didn’t see videos of Wolfe working out, then you may not not how true this is, “I feel great, I’ve put 20 pounds on. I was like 285 last year and it was a little too light holding the point—that 285 wasn’t as easy as it should have been. I put on a little bit of weight, I’m getting my speed back up and I’m feeling good. That’s the thing, once camp becomes a grind, you’re tired and your legs are dead, can I still carry that weight around? I think I’ve been doing a good job with that.”

When a LARGE, mean and nasty player like Wolfe says this about the OL, my heart does more than pitter patter, “They’re nasty, they’re playing mean and playing tough. They’re way bigger—Menelik Watson is a huge dude. Ron Leary, me and him are going to make each other better because he’s a great player and I’d like to think of myself as a pretty good player. Us going against each other every day is just going to make us better.”

Von Miller and Wolfe have been playing together for six years. Six years. Where did the time go?! “Me and Von do such a good job of working together, we’ve been doing it for six years together. I can’t really explain it—you can feel how a guy is going to rush and I just know how he rushes so I know how I can fill in. He’s so fast off of the ball, I just feed off of it.”

See Derek in his Derekness below.

 

 

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