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Watching Von Miller destroy the Patriots during the AFC Championship Game was a Thing. Of. Beauty. Not only was he the single most destructive force on the field who blew by Marcus Cannon, time and time again as if he had been shot from one, he also disrupted the Patriots short passing game and even made a big interception.

Miller’s speed and athleticism at a need position for the Ravens, combined with his soon-to-be unrestricted free agent status had me wishing upon a Denver star.

The Ravens are capped strapped for now but could they get creative enough to create space to land Miller.

There’s a chance that Terrell Suggs will never be the same after his second Achilles injury, an injury that might morph him into a more expensive and older version of Courtney Upshaw.

There’s a chance that Chris Canty will be let go. There’s a chance that Lardarius Webb will take another pay cut.

There’s a chance that Miller could welcome a reunion with good buddy Elvis Dumervil.

In one fell swoop the Ravens could get that much needed pass rusher, make Dumervil an even better player and then use their No. 6 overall pick on a corner. Suddenly the Ravens defense would go from hapless to happening. The league’s 30th ranked turnover ratio could swing violently in their favor.

The playoffs have made it painfully obvious how weak the AFC has become. Rather pedestrian teams like the Texans and Chiefs were in the playoffs and even the Broncos and Patriots haven’t been all that impressive.

A move to get Miller and a stud defensive back could put the Ravens right back in the mix – right back in the playoffs – right back where they belong, almost right now.

Start schmoozing Elvis. On your way back from Honolulu visit Von in San Francisco and take him out to Harris’ Steakhouse.

Von Miller in purple and black. Miller Time in Baltimore.

Now that would be a thing of beauty.

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16 comments
unitastoberry
unitastoberry

Megatron has a better chance to land here than Miller.

SteveWebster
SteveWebster

I disagree with this statement.

Megatron is under contract for next year with a 20+ million cap number. So, no way we trade for him because we can't afford the cap hit, and if Detriot cuts him, it's extremely unlikely that he signs a Smith Sr/Mason type deal that Ozzie would be willing to give a WR at the end of his career.

I think it's about 0% likely that either are here, but I think it's more likely Ozzie would go after the free agent in the prime of his career.

unitastoberry
unitastoberry

@SteveWebster Maybe not this year. He's talking retirement too. I think anything can happen in Detroit with him. I think he wants out bad  to win a championship. At this point he could retire sit out for what ever time frame is the rule and return as a free agent. Either way you know how Ozzie loves older receivers it's his mo.

MittuDomain
MittuDomain

Who are we trying to fool or kid here? Everyone and their sisters know that Von miller will much, much, much sooner be tagged than lallowed to even think about leaving Denver.


Why bring up totally, utterly unrealistic scenarios? What's the point? We can dream about bringing in JJ Watt, Gronkowski, Suh, Dez Bryant, Khalil Mack and Aaron Rodgers - possibly all of them the same time... but why?

richieG
richieG

Hey TL,

Have you been tampering with the Bronco's fax machine again?

Plus, I know that stuff you are smoking is legal in CO:  soooooo, putting 2 and 2 together ...

Cheers,

RichieG

grey32
grey32

Nice to Dream, BUT! As long as we have Pee's our "D" will not be top 5. As long as we have Harbungle we will have Pee's. No one is knocking on the Palace door requesting an interview with Pee's, sadly.

SteveWebster
SteveWebster

Pees had the number 2 defense in the league for the last 8 games of the season.

It Is What It Is!
It Is What It Is!

@SteveWebster  They gave up 93 points to the Seahawks, Chiefs and Bengals. If that's 2nd best defense I guess stats do lie.

SteveWebster
SteveWebster

The NFL uses the yardage stat when ranking defense. Pees isn't the problem, and has become an easy scapegoat for the casual fan.

The Ravens defensive problems last year can very easily be attributed to lack of turnovers, and lack of 4 man pressure. Both of which are personnel problems, not coaching.

I've challenged all that have called for Pees to be fired, and I'll ask you the same. Instead of just saying "Pees has to go", please identify who would be hired to replace him, and how that replacement is going to create turnovers and generate more 4 man pressure.

Pees was extremely aggressive the first half of the season, and he kept watching his secondary get torched with balls over their heads. During the 2000's the Ravens simply had the most talented defenses. That's not the case anymore, and fans need to accept that. No DC in the world is going to change that.

Case in point is Wade Phillips. Run out of Dallas, run out of Houston, now coaching the best defense in the world. Probably more to do with the fact that they are simply the most talented than it does his coaching.

JerryB
JerryB

It is well established that Belichick fired Pees for his too soft, too conservative and playing not to lose philosophy! If he were a good DC, he'd still be in Néw England!

SteveWebster
SteveWebster

If we're going to dream, why not dream big. Can I get some Alshon Jeffery to go with Von?

JerryB
JerryB

Quote from "The Maltese Falcon"......"The things dreams are made of"! Or, a John Wayne western, "Not likely, pilgrim"! All of which means, wishful thinking!

zeke from cabin creek
zeke from cabin creek

I agree Tony but there is no way Denver lets Miller out the door. At worse they will slap the franchise tag on him.

JasonOwens
JasonOwens

Not happening. More likely they go after someone like bruce irvin and draft a corner with the 6th pick.

JasonOwens
JasonOwens

They have to want him first, ozzie has changed minds before

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