Breaking Down Von Miller’s 3-Sack Game and Defensive Player of the Year Chances

November 21, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Heading into Week 11 of the season, second-year outside linebacker Von Miller is making a strong case for Defensive Player of the Year honors as a member of the Denver Broncos defense.
Last week, Miller notched three sacks (all on third downs) against the San Diego Chargers.  
Below, we'll take a look at how those three plays devolved. On Miller's first sack, much credit must be given to San Diego's offense line—for making Miller's job easy.
Before the snap, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is trying to communicate to his offensive line that they need to slide right in order to pick up the blitzing Miller (as the blue blocking arrows indicate).  The offensive line had something else in mind.
Serious miscommunication and misunderstanding of assignments happened on this play, as the Chargers' offensive line triple-teamed Wesley Woodyard and let Miller rush unblocked off the edge.
Predictably, Miller reached Philip...

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