Posted: Dec 15, 2012 9:55 PM by Andy Koen
Updated: Dec 15, 2012 10:02 PM
DENVER - Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller wants to be even better. The second year starter from Texas A&M has already tallied 16 sacks (1 shy of team record), 6 forced fumbles, and 24 tackles for a loss this season.
His name frequently comes up in discussions about the NFL Defensive Player of the Year because in addition to his pass rush threat, Miller has been dominant against the run and frequently drops back into pass coverage. He returned an interception off of Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for a touchdown in a home game December 2.
"I've got great teammates, I've got a great (position) coach in Richard Smith," Miller said. "There's always something I can work on. I think the way he stays on me and the way we work to, you know, try to get better, I think it really shows on the field."
Miller credits his training during the off season for helping limit mental errors during games.
Denver comes into the match up as the hottest team in the NFL having won eight in row and boasting the fourth best offense and fourth best defense in the league.
However, the Ravens have beaten the Broncos in six of the nine games they've faced each other, including all five of their home games.