Aug 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (95) gets past San Francisco 49ers guard Adam Snyder (68) and tackles running back Kendall Hunter (32) during first half action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

Texans LT Duane Brown on Preparing for Dwight Freeney

San Diego Chargers DE Dwight Freeney and Houston Texans LT Duane Brown have met a lot throughout the years from Freeney’s days in Indianapolis. They have battled it out a number of times and Brown knows the challenge that he is about to face on Monday Night.

“He’s got a little bit of everything, he’s about 6’1”, he’s pretty heavy so he plays with great leverage, Brown continued. “(He’s) very good at hand placement, he gets his hands inside on your chest he can get a pretty good bull rush. He’s still as dominant as he was in his younger years.”

When asked how he’ll prepare for blocking defensive end Freeney, Brown said, “Study my film from years past and get ready for a challenge.” – Houston CBS Local

Brown can keep his eyes focused on Freeney the whole time, but he better not forget about the other playmakers on the Chargers defensive line. The Chargers have a number of guys on that defensive front that can get pressure on the quarterback. Corey Liuget, Kendall Reyes and Cam Thomas all can put pressure on quarterbacks and we should be able to present a good pass rush against the Texans.

This should be a fun part of the game to watch.

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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I’m hoping Geathers gets alot of playing time and really slows down their running game. 3 sack night for Freeney would be a excellent start!

    • PakMaN

      beat me to it. I was saying forget Freeney, Geathers will push you back into your mothers womb!

      • Peter Thompson

        Hahahaha… nice visual, PakMan…. A 6′ 3 / 300+ lb. Texans o-lineman being crammed back into an old woman’s vagina.. yikes!

        • arnie

          I think if they forget about Cam, Reyes, and Liuget, it’s going to be a rough night in Texas…

  • tubbs45

    Dont anger the Freeny… you wont like him when hes angry… AND Definitey dont anger Geathers!!!

  • Adam

    The Charger D is hungry…Monday night they feast.

  • Adam

    Is anyone else terrified of JJ Watt? WTF are we gonna do about him???

    • Ernie Padaon


    • arnie

      JJ is gonna get his, but that didn’t help them against the Patriots, did it? The blue print for beating the Texans is out there for all to see.

      • Adam

        He’s been exposed! He’s still an absolute monster!

    • boltingindiego

      extremely terrified especially when he hes lining up against clary.

      • Adam

        The revolving door…

        • Alter Ego

          Our offensive line will be dominate. That will include Clary. I believe.

  • arnie

    That would be Mistake #1. focusing your protections on Freeney will only let in Reyes, Cam, Liuget, Butler, an OUR very own DoubleJJ. The Chargers Defense is not a one man show. The majority of the sacks came from the front 3. They will have to choose which player they want schaub to get sacked by the least.

  • joerockt

    I wanna see DF put Schaub’s face in the dirt multiple times on Monday. There will be no escape from the spin master.


  • Dave

    And don’t forget that English has been getting good pressure all pre-season too!

    • Ernie Padaon


  • C.Steele

    Freeney has been a monster in the pre-season! There’s no doubt about this. However,…………..The question is not ‘does he still have it?’ (Already Evidence). It’s how long can he keep it up. My fear is the team leans on him too much, and he starts to wear down as the season goes on.

    I’m not a stat Nazi, so I don’t know the percentage of plays a typical starting OLB would typical play. But, I’m thinking if he plays more than 50% of the snaps (at least through the first 1/2 of the season) he will be out of gas the last 1/2.

    I wonder if any of the other OLB on the depth chart is an efficient enough run stopper to play on early downs and let Freeney do his thing on pass downs (Not exclusively of course just 50% of his snaps).

    Thoughts? #GoBolts!