With the third phase of Denver’s OTA’s occurring from June 4th through the 7th, there has been quite the buzz with a familiar face taking the field with the Broncos this summer. That person is none other than former Bronco DeMarcus Ware. Ware was brought in as a guest defensive coach for the OTA’s portion of the summer workout programs. Denver fans have loved seeing Ware back in the orange and blue even if it is only a temporary look. Players have shown huge enthusiasm as well.
Ware, a defensive powerhouse, and one-man wrecking crew is a huge help to a Broncos defense that hasn’t been as dominant since the Super Bowl 50 season. With D-Ware knowing many of the players on the roster, his help and guidance will be huge as the Broncos look to have a comeback season after an abysmal 2017 campaign. With so much young blood on the team and looking to make an impact, how exactly will having such a great coach help the Broncos looking forward?
DeMarcus Ware ended his NFL career with 654 tackles, 138.5 sacks, 35 forced fumbles and three interceptions. He will go down as a first ballot Hall of Famer when his time comes. He will be seen by many as a guiding light to young players such as Bradley Chubb, DeMarcus Walker, and Josey Jewell. Denver added Chubb and Jewell in the 2018 draft, and Walker was drafted in 2017. While Denver has pass rushers such as Von Miller, Derek Wolfe and Shane Ray. However with Wolfe and Ray having a history of injuries plaguing their production; Ware can mentor Chubb and Walker on how to take the reins and get after the passer.
While these young players can see vets such as Miller as a shining example of what they aspire to be, having Ware as an outside source can give them much needed valuable information. Under Ware’s tutilage, they can learn the right ways to prepare and the right ways to study and practice. While DeMarcus’s return is short-lived, he brings back a feeling to the Broncos that has seriously been lacking since he retired. Both players and fans alike are hoping to see a much improved Broncos team when the 2018 season kicks off. Hopefully, the rookies and other young players will take advantage of the unique opportunity to work with the defensive legend and help the Broncos Defense return to the Orange Crush of years past.
Until next time, keep calm and Bronco On!