Much has been made about the loss of Norman this offseason, with many questioning how the defense will handle itself in 2016. Those that question the defense often look at the loss of Norman’s attitude or swagger as a major driving force for how well the secondary was able to do. Linebacker Luke Kuechly isn’t among that group. Speaking with NFL Network’s Tiffany Blackmon on Friday, Kuechly mentioned that the defense is set up well to handle the loss of Norman. “When you lose a guy like Josh, obviously, he’s entertainment, energy, attitude, but that’s kind of been the attitude of our defense,” Kuechly said to Blackmon. “You know, you still have Thomas (Davis) and Charles (Johnson) and Kurt Coleman
While John Elway and the Denver Broncos organization are mulling over their options in hopes of getting linebacker and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller signed to a new contract, other teams around the league may be influencing him to sit out the entire 2016 season. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk notes that other teams have made their interest known in Miller and the belief is that if Miller were to sit out the entire season, the money he’d receive in a potential deal next year would be significantly higher. To acquire Miller, a team would have to give up multiple high draft picks, but some teams may be undeterred by that fact. For every team but the Broncos, there is motivation for having Miller sit out the season in 2016.