ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Ty Warren hasn't felt this good in quite a while. After Wednesday morning's minicamp practice, Warren said he feels no effects of the injuries that sidelined him throughout the past two seasons.
In fact, he said there's "no doubt about it" that he is the same player he was in his last full season — 2009.
While Warren feels confident in his ability to play defensive tackle at a high level, he admits he has work to do to improve both his conditioning and his understanding of the new defensive playbook prior to the start of training camp.
"My main focus right now is one, to get up to speed with the playbook, which I am as much as I can be right now and two, what I do between now and training camp is going to be really important," Warren said. "I'm going to really focus on my conditioning and my knowledge of the playbook. Not just what I'm doing, but what everybody else is doing around me. That's kind of how I've operated through the years when I've had my success, so these next five or six weeks are really going to be key to me."
Warren is also having a good time taking the field with his teammates after he was forced to break down tape of everyone but himself while on injured reserve last season.
"I watched film with the guys during the year last year," Warren said. "To be able to see my number in that film is good, so I'm just looking forward to the days when camp comes and games and all that stuff rolls around to get out there with my teammates."
Though he was unable to take the field in 2011, Warren spent plenty of time in Dove Valley, which has allowed him to ease back into the defensive rotation.
"Being out there with the fellas, it's all great."