“There’s no way you can replace what Elvis did for us production-wise,” Miller said. “But I feel like if we all take a percentage of what we did — so, if I step my game up 5 percent, Derek Wolfe steps his game up 5 percent, everybody just takes a little piece of what him leaving has taken from us — I think we can definitely get it done.”
Miller is convinced that so many other players will step their game up 5 percent that the Broncos will actually be a better team, despite losing Dumervil, who had 11 sacks and six forced fumbles last season.
“I feel like we have a way better team than we had last year,” he said.
If the Broncos are “way better” than last year, when they went 13-3, the rest of the league should be worried. But if new arrival Shaun Phillips can’t at least come close to replacing Dumervil, it’s the Broncos who should be worried.