ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Michael Strahan's single-season sack record has stood for 15 years.
His 22.5-sack output may not be the standard forever, though, if you ask outside linebacker Von Miller.
And if it does fall, Strahan's mark could be left far behind. Following Wednesday's practice, Miller entertained the thought that a player could reach 30 sacks, and he broke down the path to that number for a player of his or Oakland's Khalil Mack's caliber.
"Thirty? I think it is [attainable]," Miller said. "First off, you've got to come out -- let me think about it. You've got to get 10 in that first month. You've got to get 10 your first month, which is doable. You get two-and-a-half, you get two-and-a-half the next game, two-and-a-half the next game after that. You might miss one game, but then you get two-and-a-half [the next game].
"So then you've got 10 in five games right there. If you get three, two, three [in a stretch], it's definitely doable."
Miller, who is either quick on his feet or has previously thought about the 30-sack mark, has tailored his plan down to individual snaps. And while "the gospel" says teams will chip elite pass rushers, Miller has decided there's a path if someone can perform with high efficiency.
"You've got to take advantage of your pass rush opportunities," Miller said. "If you get five open rushes, you've got to win all five of those rushes. Out of those five rushes, you might get two or three sacks off those. That's the math that I have on it.
"Out of those five plays — you've got to get home on those plays to make it happen."