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John Elway says Tony Romo’s name never came up with Stephen Jones

Despite spending days with son of Cowboys owner, Broncos boss never discussed QB.

Source: www.usatoday.com

Who cares, the guy is done.  Who wants him?  No one.  He is damaged goods.  Too many injuries to count so it is risky for anyone to sign him.  

Is Von Miller the best player in the NFL

I think Von Miller is the best player in the NFL. NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos

Last week someone asked me what I thought of Von Miller compared to Derrick Thomas.  I said I think he is better.  Why?  Derrick Thomas was one of the best players ever.  But…the year Von Miller is having is incredible considering that he lost some teammates from last year’s Super Bowl squad.  The same defense that beat the Carolina Panthers.  Peyton Manning is gone.  Malik Jackson is gone. Brock Osweiler took off for Houston (he sucks anyway).  Danny Trevathan, gone…David Bruton, gone.  The Broncos lost CJ Andersen to injury this year.  The current quarterbacks are mediocre.  Demarcus Ware is older and injury prone.  It goes on.  I am not an apologist for the Denver Broncos situation.  I am just pointing out that the one player that still shines is Von Miller.  Normally I would say that an offensive skilled player is the best, but after watching Von Miller develop over the years, I can say he is the best player in the NFL right now.  I played against Derrick Thomas, who I compared to Von Miller when he came into the league.  Derrick Thomas was  little bit bigger but they are very similar in ability.  They both dominated games.  They both rushed the passer and had an unbelievable first step, similar to Lawrence Taylor (sans the coke).  What I have noticed about Von Miller is he is getting better and better against the run.  He does it out of a 2-point stance.  I used to love when a defender lineup in a 2-point stance for a run.  He seems to excel at it.  I think it is because of his flexibility.  He can bend better than anyone on the league.  He is fast and agile, of course, but his “bend” is special.  He moves like someone 20 pounds lighter.  He had an ACL injury a few years back but you would never know.  He is always ready to play the game and never takes a play off.  Von Miller is a more complete player now and still learning.  Will he be as great as LT and DT?  Probably.  As for right now, in my humble opinion, he is the best player in the NFL.  Even if he on defense.

-THE4519

Broncos make two proposals in 24 hours to Von Miller

The Denver Broncos made a serious push towards retaining their star linebacker by sweetening their offer not once, but twice in the past 24 hours.

lombardi trophy von miller

The Broncos and Miller had agreed last month on a six-year, $114.5 million framework that would make the Super Bowl 50 MVP the highest paid defensive player by average at $19.083 million per year.

There had been significant differences between the two sides, however, in how the contract was to be structured. For the first time since June 7, the Broncos submitted a new proposal Thursday afternoon that increased the guaranteed portion in both trigger language and dollars.

A potential breakthrough in negotiations occurred when the Broncos moved the full guarantee mechanism of their proposed $19 million salary to Miller in 2018 – the third year of their six-year offer – up a year to March of 2017. The ‘’early trigger’’ all but fully guarantees the third year because with the second year already fully guaranteed, the chances are almost nil the Broncos would release Miller prior to the second year of his deal.

Miller’s agent, Joby Branion, submitted a counterproposal to the Broncos on Friday morning. Branion and Elway then spoke by phone with the Broncos’ general manager saying he would respond later in the day.

Late Friday afternoon, Elway submitted another proposal to Branion that again enriched the guaranteed portion.

Miller neither accepted nor rejected the Broncos’ latest proposal. Branion informed Elway that Miller would sleep on it and the two sides would talk again Saturday.

Miller and the Broncos continue to work toward a long-term deal but have only 7 days to reach an accord. Miller spoke with general manager John Elway and president Joe Ellis last weekend to restart the dialogue after a month-long impasse, but if no deal is reached by the July 15 deadline, Miller has to sign the $14.1 million franchise tag to play next season — or he could sit out.

Sources say John Elway is getting tired of Branion’s demands but a deal should get done. In my opinion, the Broncos better pay the man. That kind of talent is rare.  The closest thing I have seen to him was Derrick Thomas.  I believe Von Miller is better then Derrick Thomas.

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Opening day of the NFL’s free-agent market

The Dolphins got two declining players and move down in the draft in a Day 1 head-scratcher. The Jets, meanwhile, have a great fit with Matt Forte.

Source: espn.go.com

Opening day of the NFL’s free-agent market is drawing to a close. While we have a moment, let’s consider some winners and losers.

Best value

The Minnesota Vikings signed a highly regarded, still-young offensive lineman to fill arguably their biggest need without setting a financial precedent. GuardAlex Boone, 28, will sign a contract that averages $6.6 million annually — a bit more than half what the Oakland Raiders committed to Kelechi Osemele a day earlier. At the moment, Boone ranks sixth among NFL guards in annual pay, and his $10 million in guarantees ranks No. 10. After Osemele, Boone was the Vikings’ best option for shoring up an offensive line that left quarterback Teddy Bridgewater pressured on an NFL-high 37 percent of his dropbacks.

Worst value

The Miami Dolphins took on two descending players and dropped out of the draft’s top 10 in a trade that will take some time to understand — if indeed the reasoning ever becomes clear. Playing with the Philadelphia Eagles last season,Byron Maxwell proved that he doesn’t like to tackle and that he is nowhere close to a shutdown corner. Linebacker Kiko Alonso, meanwhile, did nothing to dissuade the notion that he is an injury risk. He has now missed 21 games in the past two seasons. How did this trade do anything but leave the Dolphins with two discards and diminished draft position?