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There was a lot of skepticism going into Thursday’s game about the Denver Broncos defense. With Von Miller suspended, and Elvis Dumervil in a Raven’s jersey, I think people were fearing the unknown since Dumervil and Miller were such household names last year, combining for 27.5 sacks.
Shaun Philips celebrates sacking Joe Flacco (Photo Credit: Eric Lars Bakke-Denver Broncos)
Shaun Philips, who came to Denver after Dumervil chose to not return in March after a fax conundrum, had, according to teammate Derek Wolfe, “a huge chip on his shoulders,” resulting from the doubters. But Philips had a total of 2.5 sacks Thursday, basically putting any worries at ease. According to denverbroncos.com, Phillips didn’t see the breakdowns from detached observers as offering calculated analysis; he viewed them as an attack of his proficiency.
“Of course, because that’s basically saying, ‘Shaun Phillips, you suck. Denver Broncos defensive line, you suck,’” Phillips said.
You could talk about, as independent analysis Andrew Mason did, how the very liberal rotation of the defensive line helped to wear down the Raven’s offensive line with no lineman playing less than 18% of the snaps, and no lineman playing more than 79% of the snaps. However, the comradery the men share could be more of a threat than just how the line rotates during the game.
“We have the closest D-line group I’ve ever been a part of, other than maybe my senior year in college (at the University of Cincinnati),” Wolfe said. “We were pretty close last year, and I didn’t think we could get any closer than that, but we have. When people doubt you, you either grow apart or come together. We’ve come together.”
There are only five games left without starting linebacker Von Miller, and with what was witnessed on Thursday, the skeptics have shut their mouths, at least for now. The Denver Broncos travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants on Sunday, where the Giants lead the series, 6-5-0. This includes Super Bowl XXI, where the Giants beat the Broncos 39-20 back in 1987. Kickoff is at 2:25 MT time.
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The Denver Broncos began their year without Von Miller due to him being suspended for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse, but instead of keeping his nose clean as he sits out the first six games of the season,…Read more →
According to Tim Wieland of CBS 4 in Denver, Broncos linebacker Von Miller was pulled over last night for speeding and driving with a suspended license.
CBS4's Maass reporting that Von Miller was pulled over for speeding in Arapahoe Co last week, then cited for driving on suspended license.
— Tim Wieland (@CBS4Tim) September 11, 2013
It seems like Miller has been getting...
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller already suspended for the first six games of the season now faces more legal problems according to a CBS4 investigation.
CBS4 has learned the star linebacker was stopped again by law enforcement last week and cited for driving while his license was suspended and speeding adding to a multitude of legal woes.
Arapahoe County officials confirm...
There's a feud brewing in Denver between the Broncos and Von Miller as the team is reportedly planning to keep $1.25 million worth of signing bonus from the suspended linebacker.
Miller who was suspended six games for violating the league's substance abuse policy obviously isn't going to be particularly thrilled about the Broncos -- Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that...
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is in trouble with the law again. It appears Miller was stopped by law enforcement last week and cited for driving with a suspended license and speeding. In August Miller was arrested for failing to appear in court for traffic charges that included careless driving, driving without a license and without proof of insurance.Miller is currently...
Denver Broncos’ star linebacker is currently sitting out six games due to violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, and during the past month he has had two separate run-ins with the police. Miller was arrested last month for an outstanding warrant, and in the latest incident he was also cited last week for driving with a suspended license and speeding near his home. The...
Denver Broncos defensive stud, Von Miller, may as well grasp the nickname “CAN’T DO RIGHT” because of his latest antics with the law. Miller, who is already serving a six game suspension by the NFL for violating the substance abuse policy was cited for speeding and driving with a suspended or revoked license in Arapahoe County last week according to Denver CBS4...
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller recently encountered more legal trouble. According to a report from CBS 4 in Denver, Miller was pulled over and cited for driving on a suspended or revoked license in Arapahoe County last week. CBS 4 says Miller was released to the custody of his father, who was with him when […]
This is going to end up being a big fight, because when you are suspended, you are suspended without pay, but does that include bonus money?
The Broncos say yes, Miller says no.
Broncos will reclaim $1.25 million of signing bonus they gave Von Miller, withholding the money from his paychecks.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 8, 2013
Von Miller’s defense team is convinced...
Adam Schefter is reporting that the Broncos are trying to recoup $1.25 million of Von Miller’s signing bonus after his six game suspension for violating the leagues PED policy.
.@AdamSchefter reports DEN will try to reclaim $1.25M of Von Miller's signing bonus. Setting up a feud between Broncos/Von
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 8, 2013
Shefter is reporting that...
Von Miller’s penchant for making bone headed error could lead to the pro bowl linebacker missing more than the five remaining games on his suspension.
ESPN.com is reporting that Roger Goodell could choose to add games to Miller’s suspension after the linebacker was cited for speeding and driving with a revoked license.
Because Miller was arrested in August on a failure to appear...
According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to add to Broncos LB Von Miller‘s current six-game suspension.
A report from CBS4 Denver came out last night that Miller received a citation for driving without a license and speeding.
Miller has already served one game of his current suspension for for violating the league’s substance...