"Freen"emies: Dwight & Peyton Square Off

It’s late Friday night. I’m sure most of you are getting ready for the 3 day Memorial Day weekend. Some are gearing up to hit the beaches. Others might be making that mad dash to Sin City.

Me? I’m posting another article on Boltbeat.com… LOL. In all honesty, I will be celebrating the weekend in style, right along with you!

After the up & down emotional roller coaster of losing Ingram, signing Freeney, and then landing Starks…. it’s a little tough to find anything else to talk about. The players are off for a week, and there won’t likely be anymore free agency movements until after June 1sr. So… why not get into a little drama, eh?

When Peyton Manning chose to come to the AFC West, I’m sure the last thing on his mind was “Dwight Freeney might be chasing me down one day”. However, that is exactly what has happened. The two were long time teammates, and pretty good friends, after being on the same team for years.  Well, friendships take a back seat on the grid-iron.

Dwight Freeney, despite a slow 2012 season, has been one of the league’s most consistent sack-masters! He was a player that Peyton Manning could always count on to get him back on the field, so he could work his magic. Now, the tables have turned completely. Freeney is wearing lightning bolts on his helmet, and is charged with the task of using that WICKED spin move to disrupt Manning’s concentration, make him run for his life, force him to fumble, and ideally… drive his face into the dirt!!!

Personally, I couldn’t be more excited that Freeney is now a part of Manning’s closest divisional competition! The drama that will ensue, once Freeney gets his first sack on Manning (as a Charger) will be a thing of beauty! And, if it’s one of those “didn’t even see him coming”, whiplash fumble hits from behind… it will force me to jump out of my seat… pump my fist… and scream “YEAH” so loud, that my wife, my friends, my cat, and probably some of my neighbors will do a double take!!!

The only thing that disappoints me, is that we will have to wait until the tenth game to see it! Denver has a good o-line, so it will definitely be a challenge for the aging veteran to step up, and show his old colleague what it feels like to be on the receiving end of that spin move! Not to mention, SP95 will be looking to show Philip Rivers that he is not going to let him sling the ball at will against his new defensive unit. Both games are sure to be full of dramatic story lines. Ex-Chargers Vasquez, Hester, and Phillips have all switched sides. Freeney will be gunning for Manning. Mike McCoy will be looking to show that he knows how to beat Manning, and the high-powered Denver offense. Not to mention, Ron Milus will be ready to show his old team that his “scapegoat” firing was a big mistake, and put a secondary on the filed that is capable of making Peyton Manning think twice about getting pass happy!

Are you guys as excited as I am about this year’s match-ups with the Broncos? Who do you think will prevail, and how much will these players performances decide the outcomes? Do the Chargers have any edge, now that they have two of Denver’s coaches from last year? How many sacks do you think Freeney will put on Peyton, if any? Feel free to get nasty in the comments section below. No holds barred! Show your team spirit by bragging about what we are going to do to Denver!

Bolting Towards Vengence!


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  • Gunnar Martin

    Just know that I am expressing all my deepest, most sincere, fricken awesome, prideful, blue-and-gold-colored, fist-pumping, brick-throwing, @#&!ing San Diego Charger spirit right here.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Nice!!! Not bad for a 15 year old.. lol. ; )

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Peyton better lace his cleats up REAL tight!!!!

  • Rob Base

    Can’t wait to see Freeney make Peyton run like a scared little Biotch. SP is going to get his weak bowling ass burned by the Bolts all day long. Oh it’s going to be bitter sweet!

    • Gunnar Martin

      Haha never really enjoyed his bowling celebration. Always seemed weird to me…

  • MC Boltman

    Peyton will see Freeney putting his hands in the dirt…and with a blink of an eye he´ll see (and feel) Freeney putting those hands around his chest…and from that point on, Peyton won´t be the same anymore…psychiatrists won´t be able to help him…only adult diapers will do..:) – Week 10, Season 2013 prophecy by NostraBoltmus

    • Gunnar Martin

      Ooooohhh, scary. I like.

    • RussinSactown

      I’m sure Peyton will try to play to his sensitive side, go on the air and say “We’re friends” “I wish him all the best” in hopes that he won’t paste him to the field for old times sake.

      Freeney can give him smelling salts after the game like a good friend would.

  • mr.orange303

    The Broncos blockers have to work everyday against none other than Von Miller. Let that sink in. Then reconsider this Freeny thing.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Yeah.. but… pretty sure Miller isn’t trying really hard to put Peyton’s face in the dirt.. lol. Two totally different animals.