Von Miller adjusts to the loss of veteran teammates

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The Broncos have lost receiver Emmanuel Sanders for the season and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. for the foreseeable future. Linebacker Von Miller is trying to adjust to this new reality for a team that is suddenly 6-6.

“I’m still trying to get over the ‘88’ trade,” Miller told reporters on Thursday in reference to the trade that sent receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Texans.” Now we’ve got ‘10’ and ‘25.’ It’s different. It’s really different, but it’s the pros. I hate to say, but it’s the pros and its part of the game. It is.

“You’ve just got to take it one day at a time, take it six hours at a time and see where you get. It definitely will be weird, but it’s also exciting to be a part of so many young guys’ careers. It’s dope. It’s exciting and it’s strange at the same time.”

It has to be exciting for anyone connected with a team that has doubled its wins after a 3-6 start to the season. Of the various 6-6 teams in the AFC, the Broncos could have the best chance to slide into a playoff spot.

3 responses to “Von Miller adjusts to the loss of veteran teammates

  1. They’ve all been adjusting since Peyton Manning left. Von Miller is proof that it’s not wise to pay through the roof for a defensive guy. It’s a QB league. If Miller misses #88 it doesn’t have anything to do with football. Maybe they were pals.

  2. charliecharger says:
    December 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    They’ve all been adjusting since Peyton Manning left. Von Miller is proof that it’s not wise to pay through the roof for a defensive guy. It’s a QB league. If Miller misses #88 it doesn’t have anything to do with football. Maybe they were pals.

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    That is unless said: “Paying through the roof” defensive player is one Von Miller who earned Super Bowl 50 MVP while Manning was the winning quarterback and utterly pedestrian versus the Panthers. Doubt you’ll remember your comment/theory when Bosa’s rookie contract expires in 2021. Welcome back Charliecharger! What’s it been? Was it really 1996 since the Chargers last made a SB appearance?

  3. Well, Mr Miller, this should be a good lesson for you in economics. A pie is only so big. When some guys get big slices, others take less. The typical capitalist’s goal is to enlarge the pie by providing something new of value, but the NFL has stunted its own growth with flawed publicity stunts the last couple years, thereby chasing off paying customers, so I wouldn’t expect a lot in the near future.

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