Aug 12, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapols Colts defensive ends Dwight Freeney (93) and Robert Mathis (98) all smiles as they sit on the bench celebrating the Colts first touchdown during a game against the St. Louis Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Will Dwight Freeney Be That Pass Rusher The Chargers Need?

Dwight Freeney has checked into Chargers Park and is ready to chase after Philip Rivers. He just has that 5 yard bubble in which he can wave his arms and try to get Philip off balance a bit. That is all he gets to do in camp.

Once the games begin, Freeney will be putting his hand on the ground and chasing Peyton Manning, Matt Flynn, Alex Smith and all kinds of other cats. He will be speeding around the edge and looking to strip the football out of the hands of the opposing quarterbacks.

He needs to be a force on defense. He needs to command attention from the opposing offensive line.

He is coming to the Chargers as an “outside linebacker” in name only. He will be asked to chase the quarterback. That is why he is here. Why would you bring Freeney onto the roster and ask him to drop into coverage? That would just be retarded.

Freeney is one of the players that I am most excited to see on the roster. A pass rusher like Freeney on the roster makes everyone else on the team better. We saw the impact that steroid Shawe Merriman had before. Everyone benefited from his presence.

Hoping that Freeney can bring a little bit of that steroidness coming off of the edge, without the steroids. Our secondary would benefit a ton. We would be able to hide the fact that we have a bunch of undrafted free agents back there.

We need those explosive plays. We need game changing plays. Interceptions and forced fumbles. A sudden change in momentum can do wonders for the team.

Looking forward to Freeney striking fear in the opposing quarterbacks. Smash some fools.

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  • OP Bolt

    Man oh man, we really need the old Freeney to show up each week. Like you said, he must attract the attention of the OL, so even if his numbers suffer, it opens up opportunities for Reyes, Liuget and others.

    • arnie

      i think you mean, the “young” Freeney?

      • OP Bolt

        Yep, you are right – the resurrection of the All-Pro guy.

  • MC Boltman

    Uhh…Peyton Manning will have nightmares at the end of the year…whatever with about $20 million per year he´ll have the money for a good psychiatrist…everytime he´ll read the number 93 he´ll crap his pants …ahh its good to be bad..:)

    • Russell Grant

      What we need is for Teo to drill Welker once or twice coming across the middle. This will make the nightmare even more fun for Manning because he’ll have to hold it longer.

      Manning will takes the snap
      1 1000, 2 1000
      Wait, where’s Freeney
      Ow my ribs!

  • Stefanie Smith

    He has to show up and make a difference. TT has attached himself to this guy also. Freeney still has it. There are many ways he can have a big impact for the Chargers. Freeney can do things that our team hasn’t done for awhile under the AJ/Norv regime.

  • 619chargers4life

    Steroidness without the steroids lol so awesome !

  • Cgoodness13

    Just graduated!!!
    # group hug

    • Peter Thompson

      Nice!!!! Congratulations, my good man! Tell all of the Raider fans at your school to keep trying… there’s always next year.. hahaha!

  • Peter Thompson

    Peyton’s view of Freeney’s patented “spin-move” might look a little something like this! He will be scuuurrrddd!

  • Alter Ego

    Any player who has the hutzpah to appear on national television and put himself on record and in the spotlight on how he is going to deliver his smack down to his former QBs (Manning – Luck) gets my attention. I hope he has a career year. I believe he expects to – time to consider buying a jersey.

  • NativeSanDiegan

    This is what I was talkin’ about on my only” comment of the week”. Mild-Mannered me shout’n out “YEAH BRUDDAH” loud enough to be heard from Hi. A special player like Dwight can seriously take a solid, well-coached team like TT and MM are building, All the WAY TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP!!! YEAH BRUDDAH!!! SHOUT IT OUT BRUDDAH AND SISTAH!!! I AM EXXXCIIITED!!! CAN YOU FEEL IT? I’M FEELIN’ IT !!! (BTW, I’m a Bible carrying Christian, so don’t anyone take issue with my yappin’ cuz The Big Guy has my back – & I don’t mean Fluker). AMEN BRUDDAH & SISTAH’. (That’s how we talk here). IT’S TIME FOR MY HOME TOWN TO GET ELECTRIFIED! CHARGED UP! Listen to DJ; He’s CHARGED UP! Listen To Dwight. THE MAN IS CHARGED UP!!! GET READY NFL CUZ THE CHARGERS ARE CHARGED UP! WE FAITHFUL FANS ARE CHARGED!!! SAN DIEGO IS CHARGED & Fans across the globe WILL BE CHARGED!!!!!

    • NativeSanDiegan

      BTW Ernie, great article

    • NativeSanDiegan

      Think I may have gotten a tad carried away there. Got a little overcharged, me thinks