Bears vs Broncos: Five Questions with Predominantly Orange

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 1: Outside linebacker Von Miller
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 1: Outside linebacker Von Miller /
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2. Can Von Miller realistically get to 30 sacks? What are your realistic expectations for him and the rest of the Broncos D this season?

I wouldn’t put anything past Von Miller, especially given the type of shape he is in this year. He looks unreal. Miller is at the point in his career where he can basically do whatever he wants. There aren’t many opponents that can neutralize him with his speed, power, and knowledge of opponent tendencies.

That said, 30 sacks is what, eight sacks off the all-time single-season record? I guess if you don’t aim high, you won’t have any chance of hitting it.

For the rest of the Broncos D, I expect dominance again this season. They will be vastly improved against the run and the secondary is ridiculous, with a couple of second-year players in Justin Simmons and Will Parks whose improvements will make it even scarier. The biggest question marks right now are at the OLB position with Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett nursing injuries that could linger into the start of the regular season.

3. So the Bears and Broncos have a few things in common. Most recently, add “former Jay Cutler teams” to the list. Does Cutler going to the Dolphins even resonate with Broncos fans? What’s your hot take on the Cutler/Gase reunion in South Beach?


The Broncos’ fan base has paid very close attention to the career path of Cutler since he was traded. He was supposed to be our franchise, and his departure lingered for sure.

That said, it almost became sad to watch him struggle year after year, whether it was with interceptions or just staying healthy. Him going to the Dolphins is definitely interesting to Broncos Country, even just as general football fans. The Gase connection with Cutler in specific I think will resonate more with Bears fans, but Broncos fans are happy for Gase since after he left, we got a title.

Some Broncos fans feel like Denver should have hired Gase instead of Gary Kubiak, and his continued progression as a head coach will only add fuel to that fire. I think the loss of Gase in Denver was obviously less hurtful than the loss of Cutler.

I for one am thrilled to see the two hook up in Miami. Any chance we have of seeing the Patriots dethroned is okay by me, and I think that duo gives the Dolphins a better shot than Tannehill did.