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The Caw: Creative Sack Dance From Unexpected Raven

Posted Nov 15, 2013

DE DeAngelo Tyson would be the last person I would imagine dancing.


If you were to ask me who would be the least likely Ravens player to have a sack dance, I would say without hesitation defensive end DeAngelo Tyson.

Tyson may be the quietest guy in the locker room, the last guy to draw attention to himself.

But there he was on Sunday, whipping out the most creative sack dance of the year after his first career sack. Did Tyson really have the best dance of the year?

After dropping Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton for a 4-yard loss in the fourth quarter last Sunday, Tyson metaphorically reached into the quill on his back, pulled out an arrow and fired it as if a trained hunter.

I laughed, thinking it was something out of the “Hunger Games.” I wasn’t the only one.

“DeAngelo, I hope that didn’t get on tape, bro, that dance you did after the [freaking] tackle,” said Defensive Line Coach Clarence Brooks on the sideline. “Hey bro, I love you, but God, we’re going to have to check that one out.”

“I think it was alright,” Tyson responded.

Simple enough. So where did it come from?

Tyson racked his brain for eight weeks in search of an idea. He came up with the bow and arrow idea (not clear exactly how) and then it was solidified when he was at Art Jones’ house and saw an arrow hanging on the wall in his man cave.

“I couldn’t think of more dances,” Tyson said. “I just came up with one and stuck with it. I’ve got to get more before it gets a name. I just introduced it.”

So how does the super chill Tyson explain his sudden flashiness?

“You get excited, you do stuff,” he said. “Everybody plans something for that first dance. If you score a touchdown, you’re going to plan for the dance. So I had to.”

Elvis Dumervil, who had three sacks last week against Cincinnati, took notice of Tyson's dance. Dumervil doesn't do all that much after his sacks, usually just pointing to the crowd. But he appreciated what the second-year player did.

“I came to congratulate him, but I saw the arrow coming, so I tried to step out of the way," Dumervil said. "It was pretty cool. It was the first time I saw something like that.”

In all seriousness, Tyson is playing some good football right now. He’s supplanted rookie third-round pick Brandon Williams on the active gameday roster.

“DeAngelo has been practicing extremely well the last two or three weeks, and he earned the right to play,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “He made the most of it.”

He’s also earned the right to dance.

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