(19 June 2013 - 12:56 AM)
Miller can only beat what is put in front of him and for the most part, he did that to an elite level. No pass-rusher is going to beat the offense on every single snap, but Miller is definitely a creator of his own production rather than a benefactor of teammates or offensive futility.
(19 June 2013 - 12:57 AM)
The most telling part of the above chart is Miller’s time to sack the quarterback. If you take out the two sacks when he caught the quarterback from a coverage assignment, the 3.29 number drops to 2.75 seconds per sack. That kind of speed from a position lined up next to the defensive line puts a huge amount of pressure on the quarterback to get rid of the football.
(19 June 2013 - 01:00 AM)
Even if his sack numbers falter over the rest of his career, Miller isn’t a sack specialist from the point of view that that is his strength. I’m not sure Miller really has a strength. He does everything well and while that can be seen as a negative to some, he does everything so well that it makes him an elite defender and one of the very best young players in the league.