Todd Archer of DMN reports that DeMarcus Ware is using videos of other NFL pass rushers to improve his technique in getting after opposing qb's.
I think we'll see a much better player in Ware this season as he is now more comfortable with the transition from DE in college to OLB in the NFL. He was obviously tentative last year and wasn't reacting on instinct, although he played well enough to earn a rookie of the year nomination. In addition to studying other pass rushers, Ware is taking karate lessons to help his pass rush skills.
"You look at the hands to see what they might do to you and what they expect from you," Ware said. "It helps you if you do something and they counter that, then how do you get the guys hands off you? Just the little things. Last year, I was staying on the blocks too long. Now, I'm able to get off of them."
I look for Ware to have a big year this season and maybe even compete for defensive MVP honors, especially if this defense is going to be as good as I think it will be.
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