Denver Broncos Von Miller Takes a Bite Out of Hunger to Help Those Affected by Coronavirus Pandemic

Should the New York Giants look into Von Miler next offseason?

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller may be a force to be reckoned with on the field, but this powerhouse could not be nicer.  Miller is one of the most philanthropic people you will ever find, always giving back in any way he can.  Whether it be aiding underserved communities or providing opportunities for vision care and correction for disadvantaged youth, Miller makes it his mission to help others.

During these unprecedented times, Miller has found a way to spread joy and turn a negative into a positive.  Miller’s latest charitable venture includes a campaign titled “Von Sacks COVID” in which fans can bid for the chance to win absolutely unbelievable prize-two tickets to Super Bowl LV.  Winners will also be able to meet with Miller himself.  Not many people can say that they mingled with one of the greatest defensive players in the league!

Along with local charities, Feeding Colorado, Brazos Valley Food Bank, and the North Texas Food Bank, Miller’s goal is to help eradicate hunger for all.  Noting that some student’s only source of sustenance is from school and many of them have had to close, Miller is hoping to offer assistance to students who are affected by this pandemic.  These students suffer from school closures as their only meal source comes from these institutions and little by little Miller is hoping to alleviate some of these issues.

In just a few weeks since this campaign has been enacted, Miller has already been able to help countless underprivileged individuals, providing more than 300,000 meals to those in need and hopes to nearly double it.  These meals provide critical nutrition and can truly make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering from hunger due to this ongoing pandemic.

Those looking to win this wonderful package or any other awesome prizes can bid from now until the end of May.  These packages are truly unique and vast and offer NFL fans unbelievable experiences that would surely make anyone’s day.  They are extraordinarily special and there is something for almost everyone.   Some of these fantastic prizes include a video message from Miller, a private cooking class, a signed Von Miller Denver Broncos jersey, tickets to the 2021 ESPY Awards which include hotel accommodations and round-trip airfare and so much more cool prizes.   Be sure to visit vonsackscovid.org so you can get your bids in to win your most coveted prize, make a donation, purchase merchandise, or enter to win the sweepstakes, all of which will help Miller reach his goal and stomp out hunger for those with food insecurities.  You can also sign up for updates to be in the loop about this incredible campaign.

Offenses are no match for Miller and neither is the Coronavirus.  Miller has made it his duty to ease the problems stemming from this pandemic plaguing so many.  Throughout his entire career, Miller has assisted numerous individuals in so many ways, and in these times of need, it is no different.  Miller is an absolute class act and it is certainly no surprise that he is there for those who need it most.  He is truly one-of-a-kind and so admirable and we need more people like this not only in the NFL, but the world!

New York Giants: 2 monster pass rushers that could be available in 2020

Should the New York Giants look into Von Miler next offseason?

After the New York Giants were entirely overwhelmed by the Dallas Cowboys in week one, one of their significant weaknesses was exposed. A lack of pass rush talent was clearly on display, as second-year player Lorenzo Carter was nowhere to be found. Also, Veteran Markus Golden wasn’t able to make an impact either.

The current outside linebackers for the Giants are underwhelming, and while one week of poor play shouldn’t tell the entire story, it is hard to imagine any of them will emerge as prolific starters.

So, while this list is far too early and things could certainly change throughout the season, I couldn’t help myself but begin to research other options.

The Giants will have plenty of cap space to go out and sign premium players next offseason, and these two pass rushers could fit the bill.

1.) Von Miller

Denver Broncos top defensive player, Von Miller, has a potential out in his contract after this season. If he elects to take his talents to another team, he can do so.

The Giants could be a destination for Miller, who has amassed no fewer than ten sacks since 2013. He would be an immediate upgrade at the position for the Giants and would bolster the defense considerably. We can also assume the Giants will utilize their first-round pick on the defensive line, rebuilding what was once an intimidating pass rush.

However, Miller will earn $17 million in base salary next season, and he will likely want that if not more in a new contract. The Giants have plenty of cap to work with, but his price tag could be too expensive. Then again, his abilities and experience would immediately upgrade the unit and help the team succeed at an accelerated rate.

2.) Jadeveon Clowney

Alternatively, the Giants could pursue Jadeveon Clowney in a deal. He’s currently signed up for one year with the Seattle Seahawks — recently traded. The issue with Clowney is that he isn’t an extremely productive player. However, he can play multiple positions, and he has the physical traits to be an elite outside linebacker in the league.

In his first game this season, he racked up two tackles and one sack. He hasn’t recorded a season with ten sacks or more so far in his career, but his skill set is undeniable. He would likely cost the Giants somewhere in the $15 million per season range.

The New York Giants Should Sign This Young Pass Rusher

Should the New York Giants look into linebacker, Shane Ray?

The New York Giants had one of the league’s worst defenses in 2018. The defense ranked 24th in the league, allowing 371.4 yards per game. Their pass rush was one of the league’s worst, ranking 30th in the NFL with only 30 total team sacks.

Despite this, the Giants did not really commit to improving the pass rush in the 2019 offseason. They only drafted one pass-rusher, Oshane Ximines, in the 2019 NFL Draft. It looks like the team will rely heavily on the young, unproven duo of Oshane Ximines and Lorenzo Carter.

However, there is still a solid, young option in free agency if the Giants want to add more potential pass-rushers to this defense.

Shane Ray Stats And Highlights

Shane Ray was a 1st round pick for the Denver Broncos in 2015, but he never panned out in Denver. The team decided to part ways with Shane Ray this offseason, thanks to the addition of Bradley Chubb in 2018.

Ray never reached his full potential in Denver. He has never started 16 games in a season and has only played in 16 games one time. Interestingly enough, in that one season (2016) where Shane Ray played all 16 games, he recorded a career-high sack total with 8 sacks on the season.

In 2018, Shane Ray did not start a single game for the Broncos. He only played in 11 games. It is hard to tell whether Shane Ray’s lack of playing time and production is his own fault or the fault of the Broncos.

Shane has had some injury troubles in his career, but that is not the only reason his playing time has been limited. The Broncos already have talent at Shane Ray’s position. Extreme talent. Von Miller is one of the NFL’s best pass-rushers and it would be silly to give him less playing time for anyone, let alone Shane Ray.

Shane Ray would not be a full-time starter with the Giants. Instead, he would be a situational pass-rusher. For example, on passing downs, such as third and long, the Giants could put in Shane Ray instead of a run-stuffing lineman and have a little bit extra pass rush.

He never reached his full potential in Denver, but he did flash it every so often. Shane Ray is a speedy edge rusher that can throw a strong bull-rush in the mix at any time. The Giants should sign Shane Ray as a situational pass rusher to give them an edge in the critical moments of close games.

New York Giants Draft Profile: Edge Defender Jachai Polite

The New York Jets drafted Jachai Polite in the third-round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

His last name might be Polite… but on the football field, he’s as rude as they come.

Jachai Polite is 3-4 edge rusher out of the University of Florida. He decided to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft after a productive junior season. Polite is expected to be selected in the first round of the draft.

In his junior year, Jachai was able to total an impressive 11 sacks. On top of that, he added 19.5 tackles for loss. Polite was also able to force 6 fumbles and have 4 passes defended.

Strengths:

Jachai Polite has a variety of elite speed-rush moves. He is able to win with the spin move, swim move, and his incredible bend. His bend allows him to win on the outside and make his way back to the quarterback. His frame and flexibility are ideal for NFL edge defenders.

Jachai is a thin edge defender, which is the reason for his speed. He should be expected to run a quick 40 yard-dash. His speed and quickness off the edge could draw comparisons to Von Miller. It is one of his biggest strengths and makes him an exciting prospect in this class.

Weaknesses:

Jachai Polite is an elite speed-rusher, however, every prospect has his flaws. Polite is not limited as only a speed-rusher, but he is not elite in run defense. He can hold his own, but he will not be a strong, consistent presence against the run. Polite might need to gain weight and strength once he makes it to the NFL.

Too often Jachai gets pushed off of the line and out of the play against the run. He also does not have enough strength and power to move tackles into running lanes. He is a secure tackler and has solid pursuit, so if the runner comes in his area, Jachai will make the play. But he has not consistently shown the ability to go through blockers to get to the runner.

Draft Stock:

Right now, days before the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Jachai Polite is considered a top-25 pick in this year’s draft. However, he has room for improvement. Some added weight and an impressive showing in the bench-press could move him up some teams’ draft boards.

Jachai will be expected to perform near the top of his position’s class in the dash, shuttle, and cone drills because of his speed and quickness. But if he performs well in the strength tests and interviews too, he could improve his stock.

In order for Jachai Polite to be in play for the Giants, a couple of things need to happen. First, the Giants need to decide they do not consider any quarterback in this draft class to be a franchise guy. Second, the Giants need to trade back.

Polite is not expected to be a top 10 pick. But, if the Giants move back between picks 10 and 20, Jachai Polite could be a home run selection along with the added draft capital the Giants would acquire in that trade.