When he played, Von Miller could have been lined up as a linebacker or as a defensive end.

He might have rushed the passer from the right side or left side, or stunted from the middle. He might have faked a pass rush and dropped into coverage or started back in coverage and came in on a blitz.

There will be less tricks now that Nate Irving has replaced the injured Miller at strongside linebacker. The strong side means playing on the tight end's side. Ready, set, hit.

"I like it," Irving said. "The way we've got it set up, I'm able to get my hands on guys and not worry about this side or that side. I'm right there face to face, man to man, get in a fight with him."