Denver Broncos: 5 Reasons Ty Warren Will Transform the Defense
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Late Tuesday night, The Denver Post's Lindsay Jones reported that the Broncos had struck it rich in the Ty Warren sweepstakes.
Although many criticized the Broncos early in their attempts to make deals with free agents, Denver finally got the guy who will transform the Broncos defense from the laughingstock of the NFL to a defense that will keep offensive coordinators up at night.
Warren's acquisition in Denver will bring a dominance that has be absent for many, many years in the Mile High City, and I can't wait!
Ty Warren brings leadership to a group of young guys on the defensive line that will transform the Broncos defense.
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Ty Warren's addition adds some veteran leadership to a bunch of guys with great potential and limited success in the NFL.
There's a reason that head coach John Fox has been going after former first-round draft picks.
He was planning on bringing in the proven Warren and his invaluable leadership to fire these guys up.
It may have been unfavorable circumstances that led these so-called "busts" from reaching their potential, but Fox believes that there is still hope.
Surrounding these young men with a man like Warren can take them from misled and aimless to focused and dangerous.
Warren will set the example of what it means to be great and will lead them to the next level.
The leadership Fox gets from Warren will make this team completely different!
2. Winning Attitude
Ty Warren is a winner and he will motivate the guys around him to win!
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Ty Warren is a winner.
He comes from a New England Patriots team whose worst record in Warren's eight seasons was 10-6.
He's won the Super Bowl twice (once against John Fox's Carolina Panthers) and lost once.
In only one of those eight seasons did they miss the playoffs.
Warren is coming to Denver to win, not just for the money.
He will bring an attitude of winning to Denver that has gone by the wayside after several years of mediocrity, poor management and bad coaching.
Warren will motivate his teammates to greatness and to a desire to win, not just show up.
From his work ethic to his drive on the field, he will set an example others will embrace.
3. His Awesome Game
Ty Warren is a beast and his game will elevate the Broncos defense to a new level.
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Ty Warren will immediately make an impact on the field.
He is a monstrous run-stopper, and he can get to the quarterback.
He will punish guys in the inside. Consecutive years with a horrendous run defense will finally come to an end in 2011.
Warren brings a ferocious game that will rub off on his teammates. It will change the team's entire attitude on defense.
And for his critics: Despite last year's hip injury, Ty Warren is still a beast.
The Patriots didn't bring him because they were changing schemes.
However, I think Warren will go out this season with Denver and prove to the Patriots that Bill Belichick does make mistakes.
4. Fear Factor
John Fox got his guy to revamp the defense: Ty Warren!
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John Fox is unabashedly a defensive-minded head coach.
He doesn't try to hide it. He knows defense and he knows defensive players.
It was his defense in 2002-2003 that carried the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl only two seasons after acquiring Fox.
Fox bringing in Ty Warren to boost Denver's push-over defense is a move that will strike fear into the offensive coordinators in the AFC West.
Ty Warren packs a punch in the inside that dares running backs to venture his way, and when he breaks through into the back field, quarterbacks are tossed.
Defense wins championships.
5. Pressure Cooker
Ty Warren will put great pressure on opposing offenses forcing turnovers and creating wins!
Defense wins championships because they create turnovers.
Ty Warren is going to bring the Broncos pressure on the opposing team's quarterback.
Last year, pressure on the quarterback was nonexistent. It made the other team's quarterback look amazing!
Denver relied almost solely on their defensive backs to step up and make plays against the pass, and while Champ Bailey could only do so much, the other side of the defense had often burned.
Look at rookie CB Perrish Cox, who always seemed to let his guy get behind him on a critical play late in the game.
Good defense controls games up front.
They control games by keeping a quarterback out of rhythm, not by trying to defend passes on which he has all day to throw the ball.
The pressure that Warren will provide will make everyone on the defense better. Look to see interceptions increase (Can Champ Bailey get any better?!), as well as forced fumbles, which should start to come squirting out after quarterbacks receive earth-shaking poundings from Warren.
Fox's Revamped Defense Will Carry the Broncos in 2011
John Fox has brought in some key additions to change the look of the Broncos 2011 defense.
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I foresee major improvements all over the field for the Denver Broncos in 2011.
The main area of focus for head coach John Fox in the 2011 offseason has been by far on the defensive side of the ball.
John Fox went out and got his man in signing Ty Warren for two years, a promising relationship that I hope will extend beyond 2012.
I can't wait to see Philip Rivers get his head taken off by Warren on many occasions in the years to come.