Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
If you follow Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller on Twitter, you may have thought he was being overly cocky with a tweet he sent out early Monday morning. Like so many have done before him and wound up falling flat on their faces, Miller guaranteed that the Broncos will win the Super Bowl next season. You can post this where ever.. Denver broncos will win the Super Bowl 2013 #4UJEREMIAH #IGUARANTEEIT58 if you are with us Retweet — Von Miller (@MillerLite40) March 5, 2013 However, it wasn’t arrogance that inspired Miller to take a page out of Rex Ryan’s book. In an appearance on NBC Sports Network’s “Pro Football Talk” on Tuesday, he explained that his cousin Jeremiah’s recovery after a serious car accident has taken his motivation to a new level. “It wasn’t based on me feeling cocky or me coming in with just a bogus guarantee,” Miller said.  “I was actually motivated because my cousin had just recently got in a car accident and had got out of a coma and out of all the things they were trying to teach him, out of all the things they were trying to get him to remember, one thing that he did remember is that he had a cousin named Von Miller that played for the Denver Broncos. “And it just put a lot into perspective for me.  It really hit home for me and I was already motivated to play football before, I already loved playing football before but when it’s somebody else involved, when you’re doing something for somebody else it, always makes it a lot more special and it puts a little bit of motivation behind it.” Hey, it’s not like he plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos were one of the best team’s in the AFC last season and a legitimate Super Bowl contender. With Peyton Manning more acclimated to life in Denver next season, they could be even better. Players draw inspiration from all types of different sources. If Miller heads into the 2013 season with a fire under his ass and is able to project that onto his teammates, more power to him. Photo credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE The post Von Miller makes Super Bowl guarantee inspired by cousin’s recovery appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Antrel Rolle Proclaims Giants Will Win Super Bowl, Backs off Guarantee Broncos’ Super Bowl odds improve thanks to Peyton Manning’s impending signing Tom Brady’s Comments About Super Bowl ‘Party’ Were Hardly A Guarantee
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