Originally Posted by Speedy
Which one has more sacks again? Not saying Miller isn't a beast, but the pass rush specialist is a half a sack behind the guy with the handicap of not playing a traditional pass rush position.
J.J. Watt is changing the game. He is likely redefining how linemen play this game in the future. That's Babe Ruth-ish, Wilt Chamberlain-ish.
There's a lot more to being a good pass rusher than sacks.
Originally Posted by GP
I'd like to see VM have to engage an OL on every single snap. No outside angle as his fellow DL dig into that trench fortification...every snap.
Yeah, Watt is a thick boneless ribeye over mesquite smoke. Miller's the sirloin on a griddle. No shame in a sirloin, but the marbling in that ribeye??? Mmmmm...good.
Do you even watch Broncos games? I mean honestly, have you paid attention to Von Miller at all this season, or last season? He didn't win DROY by getting 11 unhindered runs at the QB, he has quite a few moves on top of great speed. He does in fact draw double teams, and when we played the Broncos in week 3, we had a TE, an OT or both going against him every play (D Brown shut him down a few times btw). He never had a single free run at Schaub from what I saw (though he did beat Newton/OD/Graham a few times to get QB hits). Go watch the game on TTTube if you don't believe me, he's number 58. He is usually at the WOLB position, but him and Dumerville switch sometimes, and he rushes the middle too. He definitely draws a lot of attention from opposing offenses, but like any elite player, he can overcome what they throw at him.