“Looking back on my last three games and comparing it to my first four or five, the difference in explosion was significant,” Warford told the team's website. “I wasn’t coming off the ball as hard as I used to. I was still getting good movement and all that, but it wasn’t a snap like it used to be. I didn’t realize how much (the season) would tear me down.”
Warford (6-3, 333) said he's taking better care of his body and honing his technique so he can finish stronger in 2014.
Warford plans to increase his flexibility and improve his body composition in the offseason, reports MLive.com.
“It’s going to be so much easier,” Warford said. “I was really worried about, am I going to be good enough and am I going to be strong enough or whatever. I was really worried about that (last year). After testing the waters and testing my mettle against people, I feel comfortable going into this off-season that I know what I need to focus on this time, for sure.”
Delmas has been on the injury report for weeks due to a knee injury. As usual, he took off Friday's practice. Delmas has played despite missing practice on Friday for multiple weeks now. Ansah was limited in practice each day this week.
Coach Jim Schwartz won't announce the starters until Sunday's opener.
"You always want to be getting better and show you haven't leveled out as a player," Warford said. "You want to show you still have upside and continue to progress."
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