Von Miller’s Return Should Spark Denver Broncos’ Defense





Von Miller has returned to practicing with his teammates for the first time in the regular season. Quick, hide your quarterbacks!

Teams that thought the Denver Broncos linebacker would be rusty when he returned to action might have gotten a bit of a shock when the organization stated that Miller was outstanding and felt great after practice today. This could spark a Broncos’ defense which is slumping, especially as they are the worst pass defense team in the league.

Miller’s excitement for the game this Sunday night might have the Indianapolis Colts figuring out how to stop the Broncos’ top pass rusher.

I believe having Miller back on the team will give the defense the motivation to perform at a high level. This was not the only good news as Wesley Woodard and Robert Ayers were practicing as well. This team has the chance to be completely healthy for the first time in a long time. When this defense becomes completely healthy, this could be a dangerous defense to go up against — no matter who is on the other side.

Miller also has to prove to show the teams that he has not lost a step even though he has been out of the game during the Broncos’ 6-0 start. Most people would have guessed that the Broncos would be 4-2 or 5-1 without Miller. The fact that the Broncos went undefeated without him should worry every other team because they were not a full strength and still were able to cause damage.

Having Miller back in the defense could be what the Broncos needed to make that serious run this year, but football seasons are very unpredictable, so only time will tell if this team has what it takes to go all the way with everyone on the field.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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  • Grog Che

    All good points, I’ve been making this argument for awhile. We cannot judge the Broncos D on the past because they are a different unit now. Colts is the perfect litmus test to determine just how good this defense will be moving forward–as long as they stay injury free.