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When it comes to defensive awards, sacks don’t mean everything.  But they don’t hurt, either. Last season, Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller won Defensive Rookie of the Year honors despite recording fewer sacks (11.5) than San Francisco’s Aldon Smith (14).  This year, the scenario is different. Miller won as a rookie because Smith was—and in [...]

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Published on 12/19/2012 at Wed Dec 19 08:00.   3 Comments
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Helping the second-year outside linebacker’s candidacy for Defensive Player of the Year, the NFL announced on Thursday that Denver Broncos rising star Von Miller has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month of November. Miller helped the Broncos to a 4-0 record in November, while recording at least one sack and one tackle for loss [...]

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Published on 11/29/2012 at Thu Nov 29 10:24.   5 Comments
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As the regular season winds down, three main candidates have emerged in the Defensive Player of the Year race—Houston’s J.J. Watt, San Francisco’s Aldon Smith, and Denver’s Von Miller. On Monday, Smith recorded 5.5 sacks against Chicago’s garbage offensive line and passed Miller as the league’s current sack leader (15-to-13). After the game, Smith was [...]

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Published on 11/21/2012 at Wed Nov 21 08:12.   5 Comments
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On a day when the stands at Sports Authority Field were filled with orange jerseys, it was the Blue Crush defense that turned heads—and frequently planted San Diego quarterback Philip River‘s head into the turf. The Broncos’ (7-3) defense, led by Defensive Player of the Year candidate Von Miller, sacked Rivers four times while forcing three fumbles and two interceptions. [...]

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Published on 11/18/2012 at Sun Nov 18 19:37.   33 Comments
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As Week 5 of the NFL season approaches, the Denver Broncos (2-3) are preparing to face the San Diego Chargers (3-2) on the road.  Here are five notes for your consideration going into the game —  (1) Is Von Miller a Defensive Player of the Year candidate? Coming off his Defensive Rookie of the Year campaign, is second-year outside linebacker Von Miller a [...]

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Published on 10/12/2012 at Fri Oct 12 13:30.   6 Comments
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Forget Defensive Rookie of the Year, Broncos‘ rookie linebacker Von Miller is a candidate for Defensive Player of the Year.  Through his first twelve career games, Miller has totaled 62 tackles, 11.5 sacks (tying a franchise rookie record), defended four passes and forced two fumbles. Drafted second overall last April, Miller has not disappointed in [...]

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Published on 12/12/2011 at Mon Dec 12 12:07.   2 Comments
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