Ware knocked down Austin after reading a reverse to the receiver. As Austin tumbled over Ware thought about helping him up but he was quickly mobbed by a couple of defensive teammates.
“I hit him to let him know I’m there,” Ware said. “That’s what this game was all about.”
The hit could have been worse, and actually might have looked worse than it really was.
Later in practice Ware and Austin joked about the hit.
“I walked up to him a little later and said, 'You got me,’” Austin said. “To be honest he said he let up, so I'm glad he didn't let me have it for real.”