ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller has carried out the maths and believes he has the answer.

He is long past 3 weeks with no sack and the Denver Broncos have long past 3 video games with no win.

“To win,” Miller mentioned Thursday, “I have were given to get sacks.”

Even if he is being chipped or double-teamed on maximum performs and quarterbacks are getting their passes off lickety-split, Miller said he hasn’t overwhelmed tackles 1-on-1 a lot, both.

“I have had alternatives to hurry the passer, I simply have not been ready to get house,” Miller mentioned. “It isn’t important if it is one rep to get there or two reps. Which may be two sacks or compelled fumbles that I am not benefiting from.”

So, Miller mentioned, starting Sunday when the Broncos (2-Three) host the Los Angeles Rams (Five-Zero), he takes it upon himself to prevent each quarterback Jared Goff and Denver’s skid.

“I have simply were given to run over my man, run immediately via him, put him on his again and simply get a sack,” Miller mentioned.

And Miller introduced that he hasn’t been taking part in the run all that fab, both, accepting the blame for Denver’s myriad woes, together with permitting an eye-popping 323 yards dashing to the Jets final week.

“I will be able to repair that,” Miller mentioned. “I love residing in a global the place it is me and the issue is me and the fastest technique to repair it’s me.”

Miller insisted he isn’t shouldering an excessive amount of of the blame or burden, both, for the Broncos, who’ve slipped to 7-14 beneath head trainer Vance Joseph .

“An excessive amount of what? I have were given to get sacks. That is what I do. I have were given to get sacks,” Miller mentioned. “I have gotten 87½ of them. I have performed video games the place I were given a large number of sacks and I have performed video games the place I did not get any sacks. I’ll have a bit little bit of each going ahead.

“It is simply the section that I am in presently, and I have been right here earlier than. I have gotten out of it earlier than.”

Miller was once held with no sack for the overall month of the 2016 season, which price him in a one-vote loss to Khalil Mack for NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months honors a yr after he was once the MVP of Tremendous Bowl 50.

Miller additionally went with no sack within the opener final season, extending his sackless streak to a career-long 5 video games earlier than he corralled Dallas’ Dak Prescott two times in Week 2.

Getting again at the sack observe is “No. 1 on my checklist,” Miller insisted. “It is the handiest factor I’ve to do at the soccer box. It is one thing that I am pointing the finger at myself and I’m going to have the ability to get it mounted. I have simply were given to get it became round fast.”

Miller is not on my own in his distress.

The Broncos have controlled simply 5 sacks since dumping Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson a part dozen instances within the opener final month, 3 of them through Miller.

Denver boasts an abundance of edge rushers that includes 3 first-round draft choices in Miller, Shane Ray and rookie Bradley Chubb.

It is a protection that is arrange for “getting sacks and getting pressures,” Miller mentioned.

“That is how I need it to be. I do not need to be in a protection the place we are taking part in zone all day and it is concerning the corners. I need the protection to be about us, and it’s,” Miller mentioned. “I simply have not been doing my activity how I am meant to do it. And I am on it. I’ll get it mounted.”

At age 29 and in his 8th NFL season, “I am in my top,” Miller famous. “I need to benefit from the entire video games and all the alternatives which might be available in the market for me.”


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