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.