Leonard Floyd shrugs at departure of Von Miller: “My guys are hungry”

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Last year, the Rams made a trade for Von Miller. It became a short-term deal, given that he left in free agency after 12 total games and 13.5 total sacks.

Leonard Floyd, the bookend pass rusher who benefited from Miller’s presence, shrugged at the Super Bowl 50 MVP’s departure.

“My guys are hungry,” Floyd told reporters on Wednesday. “We looked at it as Von came in and did his thing. Now he’s gone and now it’s their turn to do their thing. We never looked at it as we lost Von. Nah, nah, nah. We hungry. We going to show that this year too.”

Justin Hollins is slated to step in for Miller. And while the biggest defensive addition is on the inside not the outside, the Rams have added Bobby Wagner.

Still, to the extent that Floyd actually has any lingering frustration regarding Miller’s decision to leave, Floyd will have an outlet for it on Friday, when the Rams put the pads on for the first time since Super Bowl LVI.

“The feeling is you get to relieve a lot of stress,” Floyd said. “Built up energy that you’ve been building all offseason, you get to unleash it on somebody else. I’m looking forward to it.”

We’re looking forward to the reunion between Miller and the Rams, which happens six weeks from tonight when the Bills come to town for the first game of the 2022 regular season.

6 responses to “Leonard Floyd shrugs at departure of Von Miller: “My guys are hungry”

  1. With Bobby Wagner in the LB corps they will run a completely different defense. It’s perfectly obvious

  2. Yeah good luck Bills, the Rams are a better team from last year’s one,the continuity Staff will have with his offensive players from last season is a big plus,oh and they added Robinson,good luck deciding who to double cus that guy Kupp still exists and Allen if not double playing with Stafford will go off if singled.

  3. It became a short-term deal, given that he left in free agency after 12 total games and 13.5 total sacks.

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    That Miller sack total includes the 7 games he played with Denver….so it’s 19 total games

    The Rams per game sack total did not increase after they got Miller, it stayed the same – 26 sacks before miller in 8 games, 24 after
    Miller in 8 games.

    Rams pass rush and defense will be fine.

  4. Patsnate says:
    July 28, 2022 at 6:53 am
    Yeah good luck Bills..
    Should have stopped there – reality check for you – the Rams would not have beaten the Bills OR the Chiefs last year.

  5. Rams are going to need Terrell Lewis to stay healthy…If he does that will mitigate Von’s departure.

  6. Teams (the Niners) were able to run against the Rams last season. Bobby Wagner will put a stop to that. We’ll miss Von Miller. Other players will need to step up.

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