Even if he was facing a team of pee-wee football players, Broncos star Von Miller insisted Thursday that he would approach Sunday night’s game against the depleted, reeling Giants the same way.
“I don’t care if you were playing … the ‘Little Giants,’” Miller said, referring to a 1994 film featuring pint-sized players competing in Giants and Cowboys uniforms. “I would still be up for it. That’s how it is. They’ve got weapons over there. Eli (Manning), with the football in his hands, they have the opportunity to win. The type of defense they have, whenever they’re out there, they have the opportunity to win. It’s the National Football League.”
The Broncos, emerging from their bye week at 3-1, have been installed as nearly two-touchdown favorites at home against the 0-5 Giants, who will be without at least three of their regular wide receivers, a top cornerback and, potentially, a number of other players at key positions.
Denver, meanwhile, is fully healthy. Only wide receiver Cody Latimer missed practice Thursday.
But Miller said that can’t change how the Broncos approach the game.
“You have to be desperate for a win or it’s not going to happen,” he said.
Broncos coach Vance Joseph said it’s easy for outsiders to look at newcomers to the Giants’ wide receiver position and see players who aren’t capable of performing its requirements at the NFL level. But he cautioned that, at certain positions, the gap between players on a 53-man roster and those trying to forge a spot behind them isn’t always that wide.
Joseph pointed to Tavarres King, a former Broncos draft pick who was on the Giants’ roster for two weeks this season before being waived. King was signed by the Giants again this week after Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris all …read more
Source:: The Denver Post