Carolina Panthers right tackle Mike Remmers took his first pre-Super Bowl question Wednesday about Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller.
Remmers is certain there will be many more, particularly after the Panthers touch down in greater San Francisco on Sunday for Super Bowl 50.
“I’m sure it’ll be pretty high,” Remmers said of the Miller inquiries.
That’s what happens when you’re matched up against one of the NFL’s premiere sack artists in the biggest game of the year.
Miller has averaged 12 sacks per season since the Broncos took him with the No. 2 pick in 2011, one spot behind the Panthers’ selection of Cam Newton.
Miller had a big game against New England quarterback Tom Brady in the AFC Championship Game, sacking him 2.5 times and also intercepting him.
Miller lines up on the left side of the defense 74 percent of the time, according to Pro Football Focus. That puts him directly across from Remmers, who became a starter last season after being signed off St. Louis’ practice squad.
“He’s got an abundance of moves so it’ll be a great challenge,” Remmers said.
Remmers said he’s faced a couple of other speed rushers similar to Miller, including Seattle’s Cliff Avril and Atlanta’s Vic Beasley, who beat Remmers to get a strip-sack against Newton at the end of the Panthers’ lone loss this season.
But Remmers is coming off one of his best games of the season. He did not allow any pressures in the NFC Championship Game against Arizona, according to PFF.
And while he will study plenty of film of Miller – and answer lots of questions about him – Remmers says he has to concentrate on his own game.
“I’m just going to try to focus on myself and have the best technique I possibly can and make sure to be at the right position at all times,” he said.