Von Miller is very good at football.
Two weeks ago he broke my heart by single handedly shutting down Brady and the Pats. He sacked Brady 2.5 times and snagged an interception on top of that. A stat that doesn’t show up on the score sheet though is knock downs. My poor Tommy got thrown around like a rag doll by Miller. Just about every play, Brady was getting hit by the specimen that is is Von Miller. After a fantastic performance against the Patriots, he delivered again in the Super Bowl.
Von Miller is a Linebacker that is the size of a forward in basketball, and as fast as a running back in football. He plays the line, the zone, and the flats. Anywhere the ball goes, he follows it. Everyone was aware that Von Miller was good, but all the attention before the game went to Luke Kuechly. ESPN was kissing Kuechly’s ass the last two weeks and how good he was. Yeah, Luke is sick but address the man that single handedly disassembled the best quarterback in the league just two weeks before.
Von Miller made his presence known as soon as he got on the field during the Super Bowl. Every single play, literally, Miller was in Cam’s face letting him know he was gunna be there all night. He was. Miller strip sacked Cam on one of the Panther’s first few drives of the game. The ball was pried out of Cam’s hands and rolled into the Bronco’s end zone where they would end up recovering it for a defensive touchdown.
Every Panther’s possession, Von was there to collapse the pocket on Cam and push him to the ground. I’m pretty sure Cam spent more time lying on the ground out there than actually playing football. It was hard to watch. It was like watching Brett Favre getting the remaining life knocked out of him his last year in the league, it was brutal.
Von ended up forcing two fumbles by the end of the game. Carolina had barely turned the ball over the second half of the year and the Panthers coughed up the football pretty much every possession that game. It was one of the sloppiest games the Super Bowl has ever seen, I think there where about 18 total turnover at the end of it all but thats not the point. The point is that Von Miller was pretty much responsible for all of them.
Von Miller finished the game with 2.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and a countless amount of QB knock downs. His efforts (partially because the Broncos offense was less efficient than a JV High school team) earned him the Super Bowl MVP. He’s only the 4th Linebacker in Super Bowl history to earn such an honor. He stopped Brady two weeks before, then continued to obliterate Cam Newton. Cam didn’t even try to get one of his fumbles he was so scared of what might of happened to him if he touched the ball again. Von Miller sized up Cam Newton and mde him his bitch by the end of the game.
Regardless of how good the Super Bowl was, Von Miller played lights out. He won Super Bowl 50 MVP and earned the respect of a lot of players around the league. He shut up the “incomparable” Cam Newton, and let everyone know about it. Von Miller killed Cam Newton and the Panthers, and killed the dab right after.