Earlier this week, Broncos interim head coach and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said that linebacker Von Miller “hasn’t quite been as impactful as he’s capable of being” in the four games he’s played since serving a six-game suspension to start the year.
Miller has 11 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in those games. He also has no argument with his coach’s assessment.
“I’m a work in progress,” Miller said, via the Associated Press. “I definitely feel like I could be more productive. It starts at practice. I got to have better practices and I think that will carry over into the game. That’s the easiest thing to fix is myself. I go out there every day motivated to get better.”
Miller returned to the team heavier than he was last season and there’s been some questions about whether that’s cost him some quickness. Miller disagreed with that assessment last week and the silver lining to all of this for the Broncos is that the defense has turned in three very good performances in a row. If Miller starts making more plays, that streak could extend well into the winter.