When the Broncos take on the Oakland Raiders this Sunday, fans that head to Sports Authority Field at Mile High will receive a Gameday program with linebacker Von Miller on the cover.
The cover story, titled “Still Hungry,” focuses on Miller’s hard work to build on his rookie season that featured a trip to the Pro Bowl and Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
Miller’s determination to improve was not lost on defensive end Elvis Dumervil.
“All offseason, he’s been wanting to work,” Dumervil said. “He told me he wanted to be a better all-around linebacker, and he’s displaying that. He’s just making all his weaknesses better. That will be scary, because he does a lot of things great, so if he can work on his weaknesses, it’s going to be a problem.”
Through three games this season, Miller’s hard work appears to have paid dividends, quickly erasing any possibility that his stellar rookie season was merely a flash in the pan. In the season opener against Pittsburgh, Miller dropped Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger twice and added two more tackles behind the line of scrimmage. He recorded his third sack of the season a week later against Atlanta.
“He’s becoming more of a professional — I can see that,” Dumervil said. “He’s growing as a more professional player overnight. He takes his job seriously. There’s a reason why he was the No. 2 pick and the defensive rookie of the year. A guy like Von, he wants to show he’s worth every penny of it. That’s what he’s coming out to do. He loves the game.”
The program also features a Q&A with tight end Jacob Tamme and a “Get to Know” session with Miller’s position coach, Linebackers Coach Richard Smith.
The cover story and Q&As with Tamme and Smith will all be posted to DenverBroncos.com next week.
The cover can be seen below: