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Ware excited by Denver’s “now” mentality

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Cut on Tuesday by the only NFL team for which he’s played, defensive end DeMarcus Ware had a new job by Wednesday evening.

And he’s excited by the prospects of playing for a Broncos team doing all it can to get to the top of the mountain.

“Just their mentality is a ‘now’ mentality,” Ware told reporters at his introductory press conference.  “A mentality of, ‘I’m not looking forward to the next season or the season after that — the time is now.’  So when I see [cornerback Aqib] Talib [signing with the Broncos], I’m like, ‘You know what?  They’re trying to get the job done.’  When I see them signing a guy like [safety T.J.] Ward, they’re trying to get the job done. They’re trying to get these lockdown corners so the pass-rush up front can really create havoc out there. Seeing what they’re doing, now I feel even more comfortable even being here doing that with where they’re trying to be and where they’re trying to have their defense and what they’re trying to mold.”

Ware realizes that the Broncos learned the hard way via the Super Bowl loss to Seattle that it’s time to beef up the defensive side of the ball.

“[T]he motto has always been ‘Defense wins championships,’” Ware said.  “You can see a lot of teams that maybe have a mediocre offense but their defense is really good.  They get good field position, they get more turnovers, short fields, so they’re able to still score points and get the job done and make the playoffs and make the Super Bowl.  Now you flip that around and you can see when Seattle played the Broncos, you had a guy like Peyton [Manning] who can score points and get all that done, but the Seahawks defense can really create havoc and sort of stop guys from doing what they do best. So [the Broncos] turned around and said, ‘You know what?  We’re fixing to beef up our defense.  We’ve got our offense, now let’s go and get our defense right. Because we know we’re a contender.’”

The Broncos know they won’t have Peyton Manning much longer.  So they decided to go all in now, plucking free agents not after the market has settled but right out of the gates, adding to a team that needs to close a 35-point gap with the Seahawks.

While the gap has indeed been closed, the Broncos likely still have work to do to outscore Seattle if they meet again in the NFL title game.

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14 Responses to “Ware excited by Denver’s “now” mentality”
  1. elwaysagenius says: Mar 12, 2014 7:45 PM

    Denver is the best team in football. Why would anyone else even try

  2. mrclaytonbigsby says: Mar 12, 2014 7:45 PM

    The entire league is so jealous

  3. txraiderfan says: Mar 12, 2014 7:58 PM

    NY Yankees of the Rockies.

  4. prgsdw says: Mar 12, 2014 7:59 PM

    Good luck to Demarcus Ware great Cowboy and first ballot hall of famer. I hope he can stay healthy as he hasn’t been able to the last two years. He’s a great bookend for Von Miller.

  5. denver1983 says: Mar 12, 2014 8:44 PM

    All other teams bow down even Seattle

  6. stunzeed5 says: Mar 12, 2014 8:50 PM

    Thank you Denver for getting Ware out of the NFC East! Signed, a Redskin fan

  7. smackingfools says: Mar 12, 2014 9:42 PM

    Bet it’s a lot different than the ‘process’ that Jason Garrett has been talking about for 4 years.

  8. ragnarthemagnificent says: Mar 12, 2014 9:54 PM

    Does now mean winning as many superbowls as when Tebow was at the helm? Now this year, last year or the year before?

  9. shehatemebad says: Mar 12, 2014 10:40 PM

    Wow! It looks like the horses are willing to break the bank in order to buy a superbowl championship NOW!! Now Seattle will only beat them by 20 points……

  10. foofooface says: Mar 12, 2014 10:42 PM

    It’s pretty amazing how the Raiders haven’t done anything with all that money. Feel bad for you Raider fans, now you have to deal with Denver’s corners twice a year.

  11. number1hawkfan says: Mar 12, 2014 11:02 PM

    Sorry denver1983, the Seahawks bow down to no one. If Denver plays Seattle in the Super Bowl again expect to go home bruised and embarrassed again. Actually, I hate to admit it but they would get buried by any team in the NFC west.

  12. peytonmanningsforehead says: Mar 13, 2014 1:23 AM

    Is Ware going to cover Manning’s muffed snap on the first play of the Superbowl? Didn’t think so. Next time it’ll go for a touchdown, not just a safety.

  13. thebirdofprey2 says: Mar 13, 2014 2:13 AM

    The 2013 Super Bowl Champs Seahawks vs 2014 Free Agency Champs Broncos next year at some point. I don’t think the outcome will be much different. 43-13 only this time Lynch doesn’t ask Carroll if its okay to keep scoring points. That really happened!

  14. atthemurph says: Mar 13, 2014 8:06 AM

    They’ll give it all they got for one year and they will fall short yet again. Then Ware will not be so happy that the team HAD a now attitude and instead has changed it’s tune.

    Ware ain’t getting a ring in Denver with Melonhead as QB. As I recall, Denver gets cold in Nov and Dec and when it’s cold the noodle arm shows up.

    Elway is going to purge the roster next season and start the long multi-decade search for a franchise QB who can win a Super Bowl. Denver has only been able to find one in 53 seasons but at least that’s better than MN and Detroit.

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