Marcell Dareus says his brother’s death took a toll on him

Marcell Dareus was forced to deal with a horrible family happening.

Dareus’s brother Simon Gilmore was shot to death shortly after the Bills started the regular season. Dareus said it was very hard to focus on football.

“It’s really tough to come back and think about work when every time you turn around you lose someone that’s close to you,” said Dareus. ”And you really don’t have a mother or father to fall back on and talk to. It took a toll on me last year. I just had to be a man and finish the season hard and suck it all up.”

Dareus started to play better as the season went along. I’d expect him to have a better year than he did in 2012. He’s shown a great amount of potential already in his career.