Troubled outside linebacker Von Miller comes back to the Broncos.
Lacking all of that, he has simply requested all of hisjuly that teammates, fans and coaches not to remember for the six game suspension levied on him by the NFL for going against its substance abuse policy but what he would deliver to the team in future.
"I definitely made mistakes in the past," he said in an interview that was the first since he was named for six games. “It won't do anybody any good to go back and defend that stuff. I've already served my suspension. I'm working hard to gain everybody's trust back."
He failed to live up to the word he gave everyone on that "when this is all done and resolved, I will sit down with all you guys and be candid about everything." It wasn’t that he gave much during the interview or answered the questions. The interview took about 9 minutes and it was all about what he wanted to talk and not talk. It was a rehearsed routine that played with the media. He talked about his appreciation to all the teammates and fans that supported him during his problems and ban and that he was now clear to practice with the team again.
He has had quite a list of behavioural misconduct too. For the past two and a half months, he has been displaying a constant and problematic pattern of unattended court dates, an increased number of issued traffic tickets and his failed ties to somehow find his way around the NFL drug-testing system. All this had a serious effect on his image in from of his teammates and has definitely tarnished it. Not only has he shown himself to be unreliable, he might even be considered a liability now.
Although he may be unreliable, he has shown that he does have talent in him. Last season he put up quite a performance with 30 sacks and gave the opponents no game in which they had more than 300 passing yards. This season, they have allowed that to happen three times already. Even with the pressure on his head, Miller said that he was in the best physical condition of his life and was ready to take on a challenge.
"I've definitely had to mature up a lot. There was some stuff that I didn't see that I see now. I've definitely taken strides to do that,” he said. “I can't say I'm super mature. Not that it just happens. It's a constant struggle. I know if I take it one day at a time, I'll get there."