Broncos' Miller tied for rookie lead with 6½ sacks

By Pat Graham

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Nov. 11 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Denver Broncos' Mike Mohamed (53) watches teammate Vonn Miller (58) hit the sled during football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at Dove Valley in Englewood, Colo.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A hybrid linebacker with a multitude of pass-rush moves and wearing No. 58 will be tormenting the quarterback again inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.

And if his style looks a little bit like that of the late Derrick Thomas, well, it's because Denver Broncos rookie Von Miller patterned his game after the Hall of Famer.

Be on the lookout, Matt Cassel, Miller has made it his mission to show respect for his boyhood idol by sacking the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback over and over.

Not that the affable Miller expects Chiefs fans to cheer for him should he drive Cassel to the turf, even if the spin moves were inspired by Thomas, who died in 2000 from injuries he sustained in a car crash.

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