ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Ready for the Broncos' season to hurry up and get here?
So ready that you're staying up with friends until the early hours of the morning to discuss what the season could bring?
Von Miller and Bradley Chubb are right there with you.
For the two pass rushers, the time of day doesn't matter. They're always willing to search for an added edge that can serve dividends come September.
After resting up during the long, holiday weekend, the Broncos were back on the field Tuesday to start the second week of OTAs. (Photos by Ben Swanson)
That's just one thing about the new rookie that Miller respects.
"He's great," Miller said. "He reminds me of myself. He texts me late at night. Texts me at 3 o'clock in the morning. I'm up. I'm all for it."
Miller may now be an eight-year veteran, but he can remember when he acted the same way as Chubb.
"It's good, it's some of the same stuff I saw — it's some of the same stuff that I was doing with [former Broncos OLB] DeMarcus [Ware]," Miller said. "So, it's cool. It's cool to pay it forward and tell him some of the same stuff that DeMarcus told me and [former DE] Elvis [Dumervil] told me. It's cool."
So, just what sort of trade secrets are being shared at 3 a.m.?
"We were just talking about OTAs and what to expect, what stuff matters and what stuff doesn't matter," Miller said. "To me, stuff that might matter to the other person really don't matter to me. So, I'll just give them my point of view and just talking. Just doing more talking than what you probably would in the locker room."
And for those worried about the lack of sleep No. 55 and No. 58 may be getting, Miller is here to reassure you.
"It was the weekend," Miller said laughing.