Originally Posted by TexansFanatic
They've both looked unblockable and Miller has a half sack fewer than Watt, eight fewer tackles than Watt, and 13 times fewer passes defensed. I think the PD figure is what makes many of us think this race isn't close.
Yeah, you're just going to have to watch the game. As an OLB, Strong side, Miller is very much involved in the pass defense. Watt's PD is what brings him into the conversation. The OLB position is naturally a more versatile position. Watt's PD makes him a more versatile player, & now he impacts the game the way an OLB does.
Just because Von Miller doesn't get his hands on the ball, he's still doing his job in pass coverage.