Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Joe Thomas has blocked the best the NFL has to offer in his career. When asked about the challenge facing the offensive line this week in their game against the Denver Broncos, Thomas had nothing but high praise for outside LB Von Miller- “He may be the fastest guy on their defense, corners and safeties included. I don’t know if he runs a 4.5 or a 4.4 or whatever he is, but there’s nobody that’s quicker or faster at outside linebacker, that’s for sure. He may be one of the fastest linebackers in the league. When you talk about the combination of speed, quickness and you put him out there rushing the quarterback at 240 pounds or whatever he is, that’s a tough group of talent to deal with.” In speaking of Denver’s pass rush in general Thomas added- “It’s tough to say definitively, ‘Yes, they are the best.’ They’re certainly in the top couple of tandems. They’re definitely different than a lot of the guys that we face. We have a lot of respect for the guys in Cincinnati and some of those other groups that have outstanding defensive ends, but when you’re talking about 3-4 outside linebacker, get after the quarterback on third down guys, it’s hard to find anybody who’s better.” [Related: The Banner takeover- worrisome from the jump?]
PLAYERS: Von Miller
TEAMS: Denver Broncos
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