Originally Posted by TheXFactor
Haley is before my time so I can't speak specifically to that, but what I do know is that tackles were not as big or fast or as athletic as they are now. Ware doesn't have the size to go against tackles every down, not to mention double teams from guards, something he had protection from as an OLB from his DE's. Add on the fact that Ware has shown some wear and tear and he's slowed down a bit, and I don't think the transition will work
Ware is about the same size as Dwight Freeney, who's had an extremely productive and successful career in Indy.
And a move to defensive end might prolong his career. It would minimize his responsibilities -- he would no longer be asked to cover -- and he could become a rotational player.
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