Breaking Down How Broncos OLB Von Miller Dominates Opponents

December 26, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

He's been compared to Lawrence Taylor and Derrick Thomas and is one of the league's best young pass-rushers, yet he's surprisingly not mentioned enough in the same breath with the league's best sack artists.
He is Von Miller, outside linebacker and sack extraordinaire of the Denver Broncos. Miller has compiled 17.5 sacks this season, good for third best in the NFL only behind Houston Texans' J.J. Watt and the San Francisco 49ers' Aldon Smith.
Up to this point of the regular season, it feels like Miller hasn't gotten enough praise for the work he's done with the Broncos. He hasn't received enough fanfare for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.
The common distinction that most voters and fans will point to is sack differential. Miller's 17.5 are three shy of Watt and two of Smith, but he's also been asked to do more than the two. He has been asked to drop in coverage in the Broncos' base 4-3, Cover 4 (Quarters) scheme.
He operates as a traditional outside line...

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