The Broncos looked like they were going to get a chance at a comeback. Down seven points to the Bills midway through the fourth, Von Miller got pressure on Tyrod Taylor and forced an incomplete pass on third down. Buffalo would have to punt. Except:
The NFL is back this weekend, bringing with it the highest concentration of takes from media members and star players since February. Inevitably, a bunch of them are about whether or not Colin Kaepernick deserves to be on an NFL roster.
If you go by the total numbers, the contract Von Miller just signed with the Denver Broncos—six years for $114.5 million—is exactly the same as the one he turned down a month ago. But as we all know, the only number that matters in NFL contracts is the guaranteed dollars.
Contract negotiations between Von Miller and the Denver Broncos aren’t going anywhere. Miller wants to be paid like one of the best defensive players in the league, and the Broncos don’t seem willing to admit that he’s worth more guaranteed money than Olivier Vernon. The team made things worse when it leaked the…
Early on in this otherwise fine Yahoo piece on the ongoing and contentious contract negotiations between the Broncos and all-world linebacker Von Miller, I did a double-take at this line:
The Broncos slapped a $14.1 million franchise tag on star linebacker Von Miller this offseason, but were hoping to get him signed to a long-term deal before today’s team-imposed deadline. Talks between the two sides have broken off, though, and the Broncos are probably very, very mad at the New York Giants right now.
A fun picture of Cam Newton playing water polo with the U.S. Olympic team was making the rounds yesterday. Von Miller saw the picture, as well as this ingenious Photoshop job by @LLtweets, and couldn’t resist the opportunity to rib the man he spent the entire Super Bowl torturing:
Super Bowl MVP Von Miller made a guest appearance on SNL as Weekend Update’s science correspondent, and he’s not totally unqualified. As host Michael Che noted, Miller studied science at Texas A&M. (Poultry science.)
Von Miller’s strip-sack of Cam Newton with just over four minutes left to play will surely go down as the most memorable play of Super Bowl 50. But it’s hard not to wonder what would have happened if Miller had reached Newton just a second later. Based on the coaches film, it looks like the Panthers were in for a big…
Did Denver have a tremendous amount of faith in its defense? Did Denver have absolutely no faith in Peyton Manning? Chicken-and-egg, but either way it worked, and Denver won Super Bowl 50, 24-10.
Von Miller stripped Cam Newton and Malik Jackson recovered in the end zone for Denver’s touchdown that extended their Super Bowl lead to 10-0. Here’s how the very excited announcers on Germany’s SAT.1 network called the play.
If we’ve learned anything from Conan O’Brien’s new Super Bowl tradition of picking up the sticks with two of the big game’s participants, it’s that nothing lowers the guard of famously media-averse pro athletes like ruthlessly murdering animated sprites in video games. Josh Norman and Von Miller pick up where Rob…
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller sure is a lot of fun. Here he is in the locker room after the AFC Championship game, making jokes about the ball he picked off Tom Brady being a little deflated:
The Broncos don’t put forth dominant or even good offensive performances anymore, but with a defense as terrifying as theirs, they don’t even need to be any better than competent on that side of the ball to win. In a weird way, the AFC Championship game was less tense for Broncos fans when Peyton Manning didn’t have…
The Kansas City Chiefs are seemingly allergic to throwing to their wide receivers—a true WR still hasn’t caught a touchdown pass since 2013—but Travis Kelce is one of Alex Smith’s favorite targets. The tight end’s size and ability to break tackles is quite similar to Rob Gronkowski, the Gronk Lite to the original…
The Broncos apparently have a fart problem, because the team took action and instituted a system in meetings: If you fart, you pay a fine. Linebacker Von Miller admitted he pays the fart tax a lot.
Broncos linebacker Von Miller donned some interesting headgear for his post-game interviews in the locker room. I can't stop looking at his ridiculous hat. Try to watch this and follow what he's talking about—you can't, because your brain will be too consumed with processing his sublime hat. It defies description.
As the celebration of Peyton Manning's record 51 passing touchdowns fades away, and the Broncos try to lock up the top playoff seed, there are still a bunch of concerns about the state of the team heading into the playoffs. The biggest came yesterday after linebacker Von Miller suffered a torn ACL early in Sunday's…
Von Miller pleaded guilty to some minor traffic offenses today, but not without being nearly two hours late for his court hearing. [Denver Post]
Oh hey, Von Miller's back this week. Seems like as good a time as any to remind you that Denver has been this dominant with one of the best pass rushers in the league sitting on his ass.