Von Miller targets the all-time sack record

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Good news for Von Miller: He has more sacks before turning 30 than all-time sacks leader Bruce Smith had before turning 30.

Bad news for Von Miller: Bruce Smith had 92 sacks before turning 30 . . . and 108 after turning 30. Which means that Miller will need 103 sacks in his 30s to break Smith’s record.

“It’s encouraging,” Miller told Peter King of NBCSports.com regarding whether it’s doable. “It’s definitely encouraging. Coach Fangio — we’ve got new leadership here — and says, ‘You now, don’t make any proclamations.’ And I’m all for that. I’ve got a great coach here, one of the best coaches that I’ve ever had in my life. . . . He’s an outside linebackers guy. He’s coached a lot of great ones. I want to be his greatest product yet.”

Miller said that he’s adjusting on little things that will elevate his game. Fangio previously has said that by doing the little things correctly Miller will indeed get better.

However it turns out, Miller has plenty of sacks that he still needs to get in order to get past Smith. If Fangio can help Miller get better, the chances of that happening get greater.

14 responses to “Von Miller targets the all-time sack record

  1. Von is a great player and he very well could possibly do it, but isn’t this the goal for every pass rusher every single year? To break that record?

  2. Lets say Miller plays 7 more years which will put him at 37. Lets say he can play those 7 years injury free. He will need to average nearly 15 sacks a year to break the record. I love Von but I dont see this happening.

  3. Me. Me. Me. It’s all about me an records. Oh, the Super Bowl, well, that is after the record. Me. Me. Me.

  4. His sack numbers could go up if Bradley Chubb lives up to his potential. Otherwise Von will be double teamed all game long.

  5. Smith had an almost unbelievable durability in his construction. Millar is a better pass rusher … So was LT And Reggie White. But that durability is something unique for Smith. I would say Miller does not stand a chance.

  6. Bruce Smith was a much more talented pass rusher. What most people don’t realize is that the Bills lined him up as a 3-4 END (!) for most of his career and had him focusing on stopping the run as much as he was expected to rack up the sacks. It’s really quite remarkable. It also explains why he had so many sacks later in his career, beyond the Bills. Bruce was bad things, man. Baaaaaad things. He turned it on when he wanted to, which was often on the plays when they needed him the most, when the game was on the line. It was part of his approach. Lull the O-lineman into thinking he knew how to handle Bruce, and then when the team needed him, he turned on the juice and simply destroyed the man across from him. It’s a wonder more D-lineman don’t take the same approach!

  7. He has a shot… He has the will and he’s a very good pass rusher… As LONG as he stays healthy, I give him a very good shot at it… Go For It Big Guy…

  8. I don’t care who the all time sacks leader is. We all know the best defensive end to ever play in the NFL was Reggie White. He as better than Bruce Smith and he was better than Von Miller is at dominating the line of scrimmage. Case closed.
    Lawrence Taylor and Dick Butkus were better than Miller is, too.

  9. I see Von getting this record. We already know the NFL won’t suspend him for PEDs.

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