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Denver spreads the word they like Von Miller

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The pre-draft smokescreens are about to multiply.  And get more transparent.

NFL Network’s Kara Henderson reports from Denver that they are “hearing . . .  the room may be shifting” towards Texas A&M LB Von Miller, presumably away from Marcell Dareus.

Translation: If you want Miller, please trade up with us.  No one really knows what Denver is up to at No. 2 overall, although Dareus makes the most sense.

It also makes sense for Denver to create confusion and imply interest in Miller to inspire as many trade offers as possible.

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31 Responses to “Denver spreads the word they like Von Miller”
  1. flavordave says: Apr 27, 2011 6:35 PM

    Im spreading the word that I like Boobies.

  2. tbd3 says: Apr 27, 2011 6:37 PM

    It would have been smarter for the Broncos to start this rumor a while ago. Some team would have panicked, but on the day before the first round? Too obvious.

  3. weswelkerspornstash says: Apr 27, 2011 6:37 PM

    Finally some football news worth reporting……Ha

  4. fahreak99 says: Apr 27, 2011 6:37 PM

    What a chess match

  5. tommyf15 says: Apr 27, 2011 6:40 PM

    I keep reading that Miller is a poor fit for a team like Denver that uses a 3-4 scheme.

  6. esg6string says: Apr 27, 2011 6:43 PM

    I smell a smoke screen or is that BS. I’ll say BS.

  7. lovesportsandsurfing says: Apr 27, 2011 6:44 PM

    Denver is still devastated over Oakland taking McLain last year…they put all their hopes and dreams into getting McLain last year. I wonder if poor little Sproles knows what hit him in that Charger-Raider game last year,..has his head cleared yet? Poor little dude.

  8. backinblack67 says: Apr 27, 2011 6:50 PM

    Donks could draft superman and still suck

  9. champgiff says: Apr 27, 2011 6:56 PM

    At least the Von Miller smokescreen is halfway believable….unlike the “We need another QB” smokescreen. Smart play by Denver at this point in the poker match.

  10. orangejynx says: Apr 27, 2011 6:59 PM

    Whatever helps em trade back and take Fairley I’m all for.

  11. skoobyfl says: Apr 27, 2011 6:59 PM

    Denver is not taking Von Miller, this is fantasyland.

  12. champgiff says: Apr 27, 2011 7:01 PM

    flavordave says:
    Apr 27, 2011 6:35 PM
    Im spreading the word that I like Boobies.

    Yet another smokescreen.

  13. ginuwin794 says: Apr 27, 2011 7:03 PM

    backinbasement67, the Broncos did draft superman last year. You know the one who treated your defense like it was college and ran 40 yards up the gut for a TD?

  14. toonsterwu says: Apr 27, 2011 7:05 PM

    tommy – huh?

    a) Miller is a guy who can play most LB spots, but his best spot is viewed as a 3-4 rush backer.

    b) Denver doesn’t use a 3-4 anymore. John Fox and Dennis Allen switched over to a 4-3.

    c) In a 4-3, the possible thinking (I doubt Denver is serious about Miller) is that he could be a SAM backer that is a nickel rusher. Of course, the question is, is a 4-3 SAM backer/nickel rusher worth the 2nd overall.

    In the end, I do think they go with Dareus, as I just don’t see Arizona dealing up, and San Francisco would have to give up way too much to move up. I also don’t see Buffalo doing a 1 pick swap.

  15. thehaljordanproject says: Apr 27, 2011 7:07 PM

    @TOMMYF15 Miller would best BEST fit as an olb in a 3-4 which is why everyone is slating him to Buffalo. Isn’t Denver switching back to a 4-3 this year?

  16. EJ says: Apr 27, 2011 7:10 PM

    Von Miller is ours at #3!

    -Fan of Buffalo Bills- Fan ID. 197,485

  17. voxveritass says: Apr 27, 2011 7:11 PM

    You have to give John Elway credit for punching the clock.

  18. brutus9448 says: Apr 27, 2011 7:39 PM

    And I just saw an elephant fly outside my window.

  19. willycents says: Apr 27, 2011 8:13 PM

    additional gaurantee that Denver takes a mobile drop back/pocket passer quarterback. Heavens knows they deed one….lol…teblows fans, td’s please

  20. thefiesty1 says: Apr 27, 2011 8:19 PM

    They “really” like(d) him, then they realized he was an Aggie.

  21. hosmachine says: Apr 27, 2011 8:34 PM

    As long as they dont get themselves stabbed before the draft either one is gonna go at #2

  22. jpmelon says: Apr 27, 2011 8:39 PM

    You are not going to get Buffalo to fall for that one.

  23. moochzilla says: Apr 27, 2011 9:12 PM

    Yep, the guy you all said would be blacklisted and slip to Saturday.

    They’re all fighting over him.

    Talent wins. Always.

    Remember that next time you shoot your ham-n-egger mouths off about paying these talented individuals minimum wage.

    The owner’s don’t even agree with that.

  24. smootysmoot says: Apr 27, 2011 9:19 PM


    Hahahahahahahaha. Maybe the best thing I have ever read on here. I too like boobies.

  25. hanktheking says: Apr 27, 2011 9:30 PM

    And when superman ran for a 40 yard TD right up the middle where was Rolando McClain? No where to be found.

    I’m a broncos lifer an I hope they take Miller or Peterson. The draft is way too deep at d-line to take Dareus #2 and Miller could play all over the field in all schemes.

    Here’s the simple math: when your bottom 3 in sacks and bottom 3 in turnovers it doesn’t matter who’s stuffing the run.

  26. soulman45 says: Apr 27, 2011 9:53 PM

    Draft anybody for a year then trade it to
    THE DETROIT LIONS like they always do
    for a 7 round pick.

  27. Canyonero says: Apr 27, 2011 10:32 PM

    Denver fans are lucky Josh McDaniels is no longer the coach, he’d take a tight end here.

    As for Von Miller who doesn’t like this guy???

  28. moochzilla says: Apr 27, 2011 10:49 PM

    Hank – am I wrong, it seems like the Broncos invest more high picks in LB’s than any other team I recall. How is it such a glaring need?

    Wow, it was nice to post a comment about actual football!

  29. Plato says: Apr 27, 2011 11:38 PM

    If the Broncos take Von Miller, the Bills will happily snap up Dareus. If they take Dareus, the Bills happily snap up Von Miller. It’s a win-win. Unless they screw up and take Gabbert or Green, etc.

  30. goawayeverybody says: Apr 28, 2011 12:24 AM

    Sometimes a smoke screen is not a smoke screen. They will take Von Miller.

  31. emperor83 says: Apr 28, 2011 2:39 AM

    Are they at least 90% sure?

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