The Denver Broncos will be without star linebacker Von Miller for the first six games of the season, which delivers a devastating blow to the team as they prepare for what is a Super Bowl run in the 2013-14 season. Without Miller, the Broncos chances of getting off to a quick start are significantly less and they are working to fill the void in the middle of their defense.
Miller is the unquestioned leader of the linebacking corp and without him the Broncos not only lack leadership, but talent as well.
Here is how their starting lineup will look without Miller in the mix, via ESPN:
At the moment the Broncos have moved Wesley Woodyard into the middle with Danny Trevathan on the weak side and Nate Irving expected to fill in at Miller’s strong side spot in the base defense.
That is a less than ideal way to go in to the season.
Not only is the team without Miller, but Stewart Bradley will also miss some time as he recovers from wrist surgery. This puts two players that were not expected to be in the starting line up in bigger roles.
It will be interesting to see how the Broncos defense performs without Miller in the mix, but you would have to think the fine folks in Las Vegas will be making a minor adjustment to the team’s Super Bowl odds.