The Falcons' Vic Beasley may have been the NFL sack leader in 2016, but he isn't sitting on his hands waiting to get better.
The third-year player, who got 11.5 more sacks from his first to his second year, said that he'd meet Broncos' star pass rusher Von Miller anywhere to train during the offseason, and Miller knows just the place.
"We'll get it done, for sure," Miller said. "We're going to do it in San Francisco. We'll get him out to San Francisco. I got a house. I don't like going places and being uncomfortable, especially when I'm working out."
Miller called the event a "pass-rush summit," which keeps the door open for Miller to potentially bring a few more players on. Miller said that he loves talking with younger players about pass rushing and the NFL, and on Beasley he said "Vic, that's one of my guys. We'll get that done and it'll be great."
Beasley and Miller were the two most prolific players in the league in terms of sacks in 2016, with Beasley leading the NFL with 15.5 and Miller picking up 13.5, good for second. However, Beasley isn't getting any ideas about teaching Miller just yet.
"Oh, it will help me out a lot," Beasley said. "The attention that Von gets year in and year out is unbelievable. They respect him as a pass-rusher, and I'm headed in that direction. So I can learn a lot from him in that case."
Beasley's new defensive line coach, Bryant Young, thinks that it's a step in the right direction for defensive players to start working out together more often.
"I think that's great," Young said. "If guys can have a chance to work with other good rushers in the league and be able to share different things, I think that's great. You see receivers and quarterbacks working out with each other across the league. Why not have defensive guys do the same thing? That's good for them."
In a division with Jameis Winston, Cam Newton and Drew Brees, getting pressure will continue to be an important part of the Falcons' defense. If Beasley continues to get better, the Falcons will have some key blocks in place to potentially make another run in 2017.