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  • Von Miller weight gain an "Experiment"

    Sounds more like munchies to me. Didn't see it on the main page, maybe it was buried in a thread so merge away if so.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...eight/9978105/

    Nearly five months since surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Miller is eager to put a dreadful 2013 behind him. Last year started with a January loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs, included Miller's six-game suspension for breaking the NFL's drug policy (during which he gained more than 15 pounds, nearly all of it in his upper body), and ended with the torn ACL in the second-to-last game of the regular season.

    Miller rarely looked — or acted — like himself during the last year, when the suspension, body changes and injury limited him to just five sacks in nine games. So perhaps that's why it should be encouraging to see a slimmed-down Miller acting like his old self again while he displays a renewed commitment to football as he works his way back from his first serious injury.

    2014 PROJECTIONS: Broncos returning to Super Bowl?

    SUPER BOWL 50: No Roman numeral

    "I've been through a whole bunch. And to still be here and still have everything that was set out before still be able to get it now, it's a true blessing," Miller said Wednesday. "I come to work every day, and it's just different now. I love coming to work, not that I didn't love coming to work before. But you know, I just have a huge opportunity to come here and play with the Broncos."

    Miller had surgery in early January and missed out on Denver's AFC championship run and appearance in the Super Bowl. He has yet to be cleared to participate in anything more than individual drills during organized team activities but he believes his rehab is on schedule as he goes through the checklist of activities trainers and strength coaches ask him to perform each week.

    Right now, that means working with cornerback Chris Harris — he tore his ACL in January and had surgery in February — to get ready for training camp. Harris and Miller were just two of the five defensive starters who missed the Super Bowl because of injuries. Safety Rahim Moore (lower leg) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (nervous system issue) have already returned to practice, while defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (dislocated hip) is still being eased back.

    "We haven't really even seen the full defense. Once me and Von come back, that's two impact players right there that you add on to the field. It's going to be pretty scary once we get back to 100 (%)," Harris said.

    Miller, the No. 2 pick of the 2011 draft, is probably the key piece, assuming he's able to return to the level he played in 2011 and 2012, when he had 30 total sacks. He was a lanky, carefree goofball, who benefited from a veteran pass rushing partner in Elvis Dumervil during those first two seasons.

    Miller admitted Wednesday that his weight gain last year — he dubbed it "an experiment" — didn't work out. Miller didn't answer when asked how much he weighs now, but it he looks much more like Miller circa 2012, when he played at 255 pounds, than Miller of 2013, when he bulked up to more than 270.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
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      • #4
        Not a good sign when you gain 15 pounds and it's all upstairs. He probably did add some muscle but when you add that much weight in 6 months or so, it's hard to add that much weight of pure lean muscle, that fast. If it was that easy you would see skinny geeks looking like body builders in 2 years. He had to have had a good 7 pounds or so in fat.

        I could see him doing what he wants, keeping some of it, like 5 more pounds of muscle, to help him not wear down taking on linemen all day, but lose that fat and he should come in around 260 which I think is perfect for him. He still keeps some good quickness and adds a tidge of muscle and weight to help in the trenches.

        Let's hope Ware comes back to form and health and these 2 guys are doing what Von and Doom did a few years back, racking up the sacks, causing havoc.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TheReverend View Post
          If the munchies really count as an "experiment", then I'm one of the world's most renowned scientists.
          This. I've gotta be in the top 5 easy... I blame it on the sour diesel.

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          • #6
            Bodybuilding and the performance on an NFL field seldom mix. He's got relatives who compete on the amateur level--I heard it on the light rail.

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            • #7
              Drinking Colorado boutique beers and smoking dope had to be the experiment.

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              • #8
                I don't fault the guy for trying to add weight to become more stout against the run. It didn't work out, but at least everyone knows now.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 91BRONCO View Post
                  I don't fault the guy for trying to add weight to become more stout against the run. It didn't work out, but at least everyone knows now.
                  Or, more plausibly, he got really fat and out of shape during his suspension, then tried to explain away the weight gain as wanting to "become more stout against the run."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BowlenBall View Post
                    Or, more plausibly, he got really fat and out of shape during his suspension, then tried to explain away the weight gain as wanting to "become more stout against the run."

                    I don't really care either way- at least we know now so there are no excuses going forward.

                    I don't think a healthy Von would have changed the outcome of the Super Bowl, with or without the extra weight.

                    I'm just hoping it all comes together this year as our window is constantly shrinking.

                    If Von can't keep it together playing opposite his childhood idol of Demarcus Ware then I have my doubts he ever will.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BowlenBall View Post
                      Or, more plausibly, he got really fat and out of shape during his suspension, then tried to explain away the weight gain as wanting to "become more stout against the run."

                      This is more likely the case. I wish I could remember what thread it was in when several posters, including me, were ripped for saying the supposed 15 lbs of muscle looked like a beer belly.

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                      • #12
                        15 Pounds of belly fat
                        6 game suspension
                        underwhelming speed and quickness
                        ACL tear
                        partying with the team that just ass raped your team on National TV


                        Not too Shabby

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DENVERDUI55 View Post
                          This is more likely the case. I wish I could remember what thread it was in when several posters, including me, were ripped for saying the supposed 15 lbs of muscle looked like a beer belly.
                          That looks like my body with Von Millers head.


                          Maybe Von can borrow some of Kaylore's T?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by B-Large View Post
                            That looks like my body with Von Millers head.


                            Maybe Von can borrow some of Kaylore's T?
                            If he is next LT he needs to start Cocaine. I would bet he already was doing his fair share in Vegas with porn stars and Molly.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by broncosteven View Post
                              Sounds more like munchies to me. Didn't see it on the main page, maybe it was buried in a thread so merge away if so.

                              http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...eight/9978105/

                              Nearly five months since surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Miller is eager to put a dreadful 2013 behind him. Last year started with a January loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs, included Miller's six-game suspension for breaking the NFL's drug policy (during which he gained more than 15 pounds, nearly all of it in his upper body), and ended with the torn ACL in the second-to-last game of the regular season.

                              Miller rarely looked — or acted — like himself during the last year, when the suspension, body changes and injury limited him to just five sacks in nine games. So perhaps that's why it should be encouraging to see a slimmed-down Miller acting like his old self again while he displays a renewed commitment to football as he works his way back from his first serious injury.

                              2014 PROJECTIONS: Broncos returning to Super Bowl?

                              SUPER BOWL 50: No Roman numeral

                              "I've been through a whole bunch. And to still be here and still have everything that was set out before still be able to get it now, it's a true blessing," Miller said Wednesday. "I come to work every day, and it's just different now. I love coming to work, not that I didn't love coming to work before. But you know, I just have a huge opportunity to come here and play with the Broncos."

                              Miller had surgery in early January and missed out on Denver's AFC championship run and appearance in the Super Bowl. He has yet to be cleared to participate in anything more than individual drills during organized team activities but he believes his rehab is on schedule as he goes through the checklist of activities trainers and strength coaches ask him to perform each week.

                              Right now, that means working with cornerback Chris Harris — he tore his ACL in January and had surgery in February — to get ready for training camp. Harris and Miller were just two of the five defensive starters who missed the Super Bowl because of injuries. Safety Rahim Moore (lower leg) and defensive end Derek Wolfe (nervous system issue) have already returned to practice, while defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (dislocated hip) is still being eased back.

                              "We haven't really even seen the full defense. Once me and Von come back, that's two impact players right there that you add on to the field. It's going to be pretty scary once we get back to 100 (%)," Harris said.

                              Miller, the No. 2 pick of the 2011 draft, is probably the key piece, assuming he's able to return to the level he played in 2011 and 2012, when he had 30 total sacks. He was a lanky, carefree goofball, who benefited from a veteran pass rushing partner in Elvis Dumervil during those first two seasons.

                              Miller admitted Wednesday that his weight gain last year — he dubbed it "an experiment" — didn't work out. Miller didn't answer when asked how much he weighs now, but it he looks much more like Miller circa 2012, when he played at 255 pounds, than Miller of 2013, when he bulked up to more than 270.
                              Good article... thanks for posting.

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