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Von Miller on John Elway calling team soft: ‘He’s telling the truth’

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Sometimes a spade is a spade. Von Miller thinks the team has developed into a ‘soft’ football team.

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When the President of Football Operations and General Manager comes out and calls his own team “got a little bit soft”, you would expect that teams players to take issue with it.

Von Miller is the Denver Broncos biggest star and though he wished it wasn’t true, he cannot deny what you see on film.

“He’s the head guy. His comments—he’s the boss,” Miller said of Elway’s comments. “That’s what he said. He said it. I was kind of taken back by it, which you should be. If you have any type of emotion about you, if you play soft, your reaction should be, ‘What? I’m not soft.’ But, if you take a look back at it, the truth is that’s what we’ve been putting out there. That’s the type of team that we’ve developed into. That’s what we got. It’s the truth. He’s telling the truth.”

No drama. No pouting. No grandiose claims. Just reality. The Broncos are a soft football team right now. They are soft mentally and soft physically. The pressure seems to open up the floodgates and that has been the difference between winning and losing over the last two months.

The sky is falling and has been falling, but even Miller isn’t ready to see the team pack it in for the final six games. There has been good moments.

“We just have to keep pushing,” Miller said of his message to the team. “In all of the bad, there is always some good. We got ‘Sting Ray’ going. He got a sack today. The defense played solid, the No-Fly Zone is still the No-Fly Zone. There are some positives in there. You just have to focus on the positives and try to reinforce that. Reinforce that energy and put the chips all back in on the table and go back out there again. Bet it all again.”

They just haven’t been able to string together enough good moments to turn into wins. At this point, the focus for the team is to string together enough of those good moments to end the season on an upswing to give the players who remain in 2018 some hope heading into a new season.

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