Jul 25, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (93) answers questions from members of the media after practice during training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Freeney Causing Coach Barry To Be Late for Staff Meetings Every Night


Dwight Freeney might get Joe Barry fired. He keeps holding him back and picking his brain about the defense, over and over and over again. But that is getting Barry late to some of his coaches meetings.

It shows the work that Freeney has been doing to get comfortable in the defense and it shows his drive to be great this season.

Here is Joe Barry’s thoughts on Freeney from Jim Trotter’s post on Sports Illustrated:

“He’s like don’t spoon-feed me. Give me everything, the drops, the rushes, the base, the nickel,” said Barry. “Sometimes when there’s a great player and you don’t know the guy — you know of him but you don’t know him — you kind of have a preconceived notion of what the guy’s going to be coming in. Dwight? You talk about passionate? He’s passionate about pass rush, no doubt. But he’s passionate about football. That’s why every night I’m late for our staff meeting because he hangs back and wants to talk football. Finally I’m like, ‘Dude, I’ve got to go. I’m going to get my [rear-end] ripped.’ But it’s cool because you can see how much he still loves playing the game.”

I am loving the pickup of Freeney more and more every day. He is a highly motivated sack machine. He is going to be huge for the defense and for the rest of the youngsters around him. Players like Corey Liuget, Kendall Reyes, Melvin Ingram, Donald Butler and Manti Te’o can learn from him on the practice field. Hopefully someone can learn that spin move.

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  • PakMaN

    I admit I was upset when Takeo wasn’t resigned, but when they definitely offset it by bringing in Freeney.

    • http://www.reverbnation.com/totheninesmusic gtr_donald

      It wasn’t that Spikes wasn’t re-signed, he was RELEASED.

  • Mark G

    Freeney certainly didn’t take the easy route toward retirement, which he could have. Instead he wanted a new challenge, something to revitalize his career – and play for a super bowl contender.
    Thanks Freeney for putting on The Bolts, for your hard work, and mentoring our young guys. Your experience, talent and dedication will have a positive affect on our team for years to come!!

  • Rob Base

    He should teach them all the spin move. That dude will be a key contributor to our Bolts D. Can’t wait for the season to start!

  • RussinSactown

    Reyes and Liuget with the spin move would be deadly. Very entertaining to watch.

    • Tyreece Kaete Sr.

      Lol 300pounders spinning

  • Stefanie Smith

    All you can ask for. He is talented and putting in the effort to be successful for us.

  • 619chargers4life

    Can’t wait to see Ingrams spin move fine tuned under Freeney , beast mode!!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      YES!!!!

  • Alter Ego

    I was against the Freeney signing…I’m glad I was wrong.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Takes a big man to admit that

    • arnie

      your not alone.

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

    When Freeney was on the market, I was wishing we had the cap money to sign him. Then, when he started talking with Denver, I was thinking “Oh, boy… Von Miller AND Freeney.. this could get ugly”…. Especially after they signed Welker. Then, he left without a contract, and I was relieved. When Ingram went down, I put my head in my hands. Then, TT started talking to Freeney, and I got REALLY excited.. but, then.. like other players.. he left SD without a contract, and I got bummed again. Suddenly, the most awesome thing happened! WE SIGNED HIM! He is exactly what this defense needs! We may be thin at OLB, but when I look at Freeney, Liuget, Reyes.. and even Larry English & Cam Thomas.. all I can see is A BUNCH OF SACKS! He is going to be a great leader on this team, and I was happy with the signing from the get go. This article only strengthens that belief. When Melvin gets back.. this is going to be even more epic! His injury may have been a blessing in disguise (despite being devastating), because without that, I don’t see Freeney being a Charger. We are lucky to have him. And, he can try to teach that spin-move to these guys.. but, nobody does it like he does ; )

  • Adam

    I was worried that he would be on that pre-retirement mindset. This proves me wrong and I couldn’t be more happy about it. If anyone can master the spin move it’ll be super Melvin. He is just so athletic. You guys should watch espn sports science on him if you haven’t already

  • Leonardo Deleon

    Can’t wait to see him go after Manning… a few hurries, some tackles, and a couple of sacks would be nice…