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    Here's a pretty cool little segment.

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Prior to free agency, Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio had his own wishlist that he thought was just that: wishful thinking.

    "I said, you know, if I could make it happen it would be a dominant rush end, a strong safety that will come up and really strike fear in an offense and really be a tone-setter, and a premium corner," Del Rio said during "A Night With the Coaches" at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on May 13. "There's no way we'll get that done, but I'd love to see that happen. Any way you can make that happen, Mr. Elway?"

    It took Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway a tad over 24 hours after the signing period opened to check off each box, picking up safety T.J. Ward, cornerback Aqib Talib and defensive end DeMarcus Ware.

    Now that he's had a chance to work with each of his defense's new toys, Del Rio revisited the Broncos' acquisitions after rookie minicamp practice on May 17.

    Perhaps the biggest name of the bunch -- Ware, a 7-time Pro Bowler and 4-time first-team All-Pro -- is already impressing Del Rio with both his physical ability and his intangibles.
    "He’s very explosive," Del Rio said
    . "I mean in our drill work, the guy’s got some juice to be able to harass the quarterback."
    "But his leadership has been outstanding, too."

    In Talib, the Broncos grabbed a top player from the rival Patriots for the second year in a row. Denver's experience facing the corner the past two years says a lot about what they think of him as a player, according to Del Rio.
    "We’ve gone against him and anytime he’s got the respect of your better players, then you know you’ve got a real good football player," he said.

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    Sounds like Ware can very well be a difference maker.


    • #3
      Originally posted by Denver Mike View Post
      Sounds like Ware can very well be a difference maker.
      He's going to come back and hush all of the naysayers in Dallas saying he was done and washed up.