demarcus ware

Stay focused and keep your head down

DeMarcus Ware is one of my favorite football players, by all accounts a real leader and team player. Here’s a nice quote from him in this article:

“I told myself, ‘Don’t get caught up. Stay focused and keep your head down and everything will be all right,’ ” he says. “That’s always been my motto: If you don’t get caught up in the hype, you can do something great.”

DeMarcus Ware seems like a great teammate

If I have any regrets about my short-lived baseball career, it’s that (a) I didn’t take care of my body, and (b) I wasn’t a very good teammate. Regarding the second point, I was pretty shy and reserved at that time, and my dad had kind of programmed me that everyone was the enemy, including my own teammates. (In essence he had me programmed to think I was competing against them. As just one example, during batting practice I would pitch to their weaknesses, without telling them or my coach that I was doing that.) Today I know I would be a much better teammate. And it looks like DeMarcus Ware of the Denver Broncos is the kind of teammate I think I would be today. Image from the Denver Post.