It says a lot about DeMarcus Ware that he played most of 2012 banged up--dealing with a hyperextended elbow and a shoulder injury that would eventually require surgery--and had what many view as a “down year” for the All-Pro linebacker, yet recorded 11.5 sacks.
The scary thing, for quarterbacks anyway, is that Ware believes the 4-3 brought in by Monte Kiffin will allow him to be more of a playmaker--this coming from a man who is one of just a few pass rushers in NFL history to record seven consecutive seasons with double-digit sack totals.
"I just think the terminology of the 3-4, you had to think a lot," Ware said, per ESPN Dallas. "Now I don't have to think about who I have to cover. It's about being aggressive and getting to the quarterback. That makes more you effective and gives you more opportunities."
Ware will be 31 by the time the 2013 season opens, but he isn’t planning on going anywhere. In fact, judging by his remarks, one would think Ware’s fire has been reignited a bit.
"I'm really excited, to be honest with you, with the way that we're playing," Ware said, following OTAs. "Guys aren't thinking so much. Not a lot of mistakes."
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