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Von Miller: I need to figure out ways to get to the quarterback

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It seems like Von Miller has been relatively quiet in 2017, but that’s because teams entire game plan is centered around stopping him.

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Four games into the season, Von Miller has four sacks. That puts him on pace for 16 sacks this season, which is a pretty good season for a pass rusher. But Miller is more than just pretty good.

Unfortunately for Miller, opposing offenses are doing everything they can to keep him from making plays on the quarterback. That include double and sometimes triple teams, as well as, the tight end chips. All three have been relatively effective through the first quarter of the season in terms of keeping Miller from getting sacks.

Miller isn’t content with being the guy who eats up blocks. He wants to make those plays.

“I’m my biggest critic,” Miller said of his play through four games. “I feel like there is some stuff—if I’m not leading in sacks, I’ve got to do better. I need to figure out ways to get to the quarterback. I need to figure out ways to beat the double teams and beat the chip block. That’s just my individual goals. I’m going to always be hard on myself.”

According to PFF, Miller is still finding ways to the quarterback. He is 11th in total pass rush production, but second in actual quarterback pressures through four games with 22. That in spite of being the focal point from the opponent.

When Shane Ray returns, I would expect Miller to begin to get more and more opportunities to make those plays on the quarterback that he is used to making. When that happens... look out!

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