June 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney (95) hits a bag during drills at Chargers minicamp at Chargers park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Freeney Banner Replaced In Indianapolis


Dwight Freeney was one of the faces of the Indianapolis Colts franchise, but now that he has signed a deal with our San Diego Chargers, his picture had to be replaced with someone else’s on Lucas Oil Stadium. To replace Freeney on Lucas Oil is kicker Adam Vinatieri.

I am not sure why, but I almost feel that it is an insult to replace Freeney’s photo with a kicker. Vinatieri is one of the most clutch kickers in history and he also helped bring a championship to the Colts, but this is Dwight Freeney. We are getting him on the tail end of his career, but what an awesome career it was. Everyone has to be replaced at some point and the new guy on the wall is the kicker. Maybe Freeney can do well enough in San Diego to warrant a huge photograph in the crappy walls of Qualcomm Stadium. That would be some kind of nice.

Here is the banner that was replaced. Hopefully he can make a few great memories for us in San Diego:

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  • 619chargers4life

    Looks like Freeney just got another dose of motivation

    • Adam

      My thoughts exactly

  • arnie

    That is lame. Freeney was drafted by the colts, vintners was a FA from the patriots.

  • Adam

    Now I almost wish we were playing them at Lucas oil so he could think about it all night

  • tubbs45

    Weak sauce… dont mess with the bull. Replacing his pic with a kicker, a friggin kicker????

    • Adam

      Dude how do you do those gifs?? They rock!

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        Find them on google and place the link in the comments

      • tubbs45

        There are tons out on the web! Just copy the URL to the image itself and then bam!

        • Adam

          That would be awesome if I knew what a URL was, or how to do that lol. There’s no hope for me…save yourself!

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidnicholson73 David S Nicholson

    I disagree with what they are doing he was a good player for them and i think it wrong the way they are doing things don’t know why they traded him and why taking his banner down he did alot for that team and my thing is they lost one of the best player they had and wanted to see him retired as a colts

  • Colts>Bolts

    They put up a banner with defensive back Antoine Bethea too. Is that acceptable for you guys? Thanks for caring about what the Colts do, by the way. http://instagram.com/p/brVBfMvK0m/#