ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21: Quarterback Shaun Hill #14 of the Detroit Lions scrambles with the ball under pressure by Demarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys beat the Lions 35-19. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shaun Hill;Demarcus Ware
Most of those familiar with the coaching style of new Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Rob Ryan expect that his presence in Dallas will spice up the team’s defense, and instill a myriad of defensive looks more exotic than what was usually seen under Wade Phillips’ reign.
Cowboys’ linebacker DeMarcus Ware was on Radio Row--which stands at the heart of the media coverage of the Super Bowl each year--representing Gatorade on Thursday, and though he didn’t allow for any specifics, he confirmed that the Dallas defense will look a lot different in 2011 than it did in 2010.
“I know what type of defense he has,” said Ware, per ESPN Dallas. “He’s a pressure guy and will do a lot with the versatile guys that we have. I know it’s going to be good for us.”
According to Ware, Ryan will bring more exotic looks with greater consistency than did his predecessor Phillips. Under Phillips, the Cowboys defense had some creative blitz schemes at their disosal, but they didn’t often show them. With Ryan in town, Ware believes this will change.
“[I]t depended on what the situation was,” Ware said of Phillips’ defense. “I’m talking all the time, like a Philly. I think a lot more crazy looks and blitz like Wade but with a lot more crazy looks. Guys will have more responsibilities.”
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