The Denver Broncos defense has been a big reason why the team has won 10 games on the season. Their pass rush has been the best in the league thanks to Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware and many other Broncos. With that said, Miller wasn't getting the sack numbers we all expected him to get in the first half of the season.
Miller was getting to the quarterback, hurrying the quarterback, and hitting the quarterback, but he wasn't getting the sack numbers. Through the first eight games of the season, Miller only had a total of 4 sacks. Since then, Miller been hitting his stride, and recording, at least, one sack for the past five games.
"I've just been able to string it together. Earlier in the season it was just hands slipped the waste. Now I'm able to get them. I guess it's just the groove right now. I'm just trying to do what I'm supposed to do in December."
Since week eight, Miller has totaled six sacks and forced two fumbles.
Miller thanks the Broncos secondary for his and the rest of the team's front seven for their success this season. He believes the Broncos have the best secondary in the league and that helps the front seven a lot.
"I mean it's been instrumental in our success on defense. We've got elite corners—probably top-five corners in the league. We've got the best secondary in the league right now. That's why our stats look the way they do. We've got Chris Harris Jr, Aqib Talib], T.J. Ward and after those guys, too, we've got Bradle Roby, David Bruton, Darian Stewart—we're pretty stacked in the secondary. That's part of the reason why we've had some of the success that we've been having with defense."
The Broncos secondary and front seven have a tough test this weekend when they head to Pittsburgh to take on Big Ben and the Steelers offense.
Miller will be facing off against Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert who Miller is good friends with and calls him one of the best right tackles in the game right now.
I'm going against a really good right tackle—probably one of the best right tackles in the league with Marcus Gilbert and a pretty good friend of mine. It should be a pretty good day. This is the game that I look forward to playing—a guy that I know we've got a relationship and I get to play against him every single play through the whole game. It should be a great game. It should be a battle that we could talk about this offseason.
If Miller gets past Gilbert he will have to try to take down Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Bringing Big Ben down is easier said than done for defensive players. Miller is looking forward to the challenge.
"Defensive players, they're getting to Ben, but Ben is just being so great. He's able to stand up and just throw it out of there. I really don't have a—what I see on film, every play is different. He's not getting sacked the same way every time. It should just be a great game. I'm looking forward to it."
I'm looking forward to it too.
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