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Broncos, Briefly: Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

"What's my goal?" he asked himself. "Obviously, everybody wants to win Super Bowls. But I get a real kick out of seeing players improve and teaching all the little things. I, we, defensive coaches I've been with have been successful with players who were drafted high, and it didn't work out for them with that team. We've gotten them and turned their careers around. I look forward to coaching the low-drafted, undrafted young men. I like the relationships with the players. I'm not a guy who gets buddy-buddy with a player. I'm not going to chest-bump a player, and I don't think I will here, but maybe someday I'll get excited and do it. But my approach with the players lasts a long time. One of the most gratifying things about getting this job was getting phone calls and texts from players going back to the 1980s. I've had a great relationship with players without being their buddies. That means a lot of me that they still care."

The top 101 players from the 2018 NFL season (PFF Analysis Team, Pro Football Focus)

Miller continued his perfection this season and has now logged grades of 90-plus every year since being drafted in 2011. His 90.3 overall grade ranked inside the top-five among edge defenders this season with his 90.0 pass rush grade coming in at third overall. Miller’s quarterback pressure production dipped a bit, but he still finished with 64 on 506 pass-rush snaps.

“Everybody is just super excited for T.C.,” Tom McCartney said. “There are only 32 jobs in the world coaching NFL quarterbacks. He’s been climbing the latter to be a position coach and now he has his first opportunity in his hometown. We’re all huge Broncos fans, anyway. It’s great.”

Throughout his tenure as the team's general manager, John Elway -- hired in 2011 -- has said free agency "is a tool to take care of some things on your roster with specific players who you know will come in and fit a certain way."

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