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Horse Tracks: The return of Von Miller

Good Morning Broncos Country

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

We all know that 2013 was a rough year for outside linebacker Von Miller. First he was suspended six game due for violating the leagues drug policy, he had a weight gain that effected his play some, and then ended up tearing his ACL late in the season. That's a pretty rough year for anyone in the NFL.

Well by now we all know the hard work Miller put in during the offseason. With the help from newly acquired defensive end DeMarcus Ware, Miller changed himself off the field, and regained his focus on the field. Now Miller is back being one of the most feared pass rushers in the game today.

Miller is currently in second place in the league in sack totals with 9. He's only trailing Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston who has 10.

Miller was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October a few days ago. His outstanding play this month is one of the main reasons why the team is currently 6-1, and why their defense has stepped up their game recently. In the month of October Miller has totaled 14 tackles (9 solo), seven sacks (48.5 yds.) and one pass defensed.

Going forward Von Miller will have to continue has dominant play if the Broncos want to return to the Super Bowl for the second straight season, and this time leaving with the Lombardi Trophy.

His next test will be against future Hall Of Fame quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The best way to slow down the Patriots offense is too pressure/hit/sack Brady. Miller's lone bright spot of 2013 came against Brady and the Patriots in Foxboro when he had 8 total tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and one defensive touchdown.

Lets hope that Miller and company have similar success tomorrow afternoon.

Go Broncos!

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