Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney (93) disrupts the pass of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Freeney Is “Fired Up” To Get Back Onto The Field


Dwight Freeney will be back for another season with the San Diego Chargers. Like Malcom Floyd, his status for the coming season was up in the air after finishing last year with a torn quad. He will be getting back into the swing of things this season and he has some “unfinished business” to take care of.

“I’m very fired up,” he said. “I have unfinished business here. I haven’t played a full year, so that alone sets a bar of motivation for me. I’m very excited for this season.” – Chargers.com

Freeney’s return will give the Chargers some needed help getting pressure on the quarterback. Freeney wasn’t able to produce many sacks while he was with the Chargers, only racking up 0.5 sacks last season, but he was able to get up the field to force quicker throws. He was also able to force quarterbacks out of the pocket.  He would be a huge boost to the defense if he is able to get back to form.

Freeney will be a big influence in the Chargers defense. He still wants to get that opportunity to sack Peyton Manning. He will also be able to help the defense by working with Melvin Ingram and the other young pass rushers on the roster. He is ready to get working with the young guys now:

“It should be great to rejoin that group,” he said.  “I’m going to meet with all the young players, including Melvin, to help their game out.  I want to give them any knowledge I can to help raise their game.  I want to see their careers explode.  That’s what I’m here for, so I’m really excited to be back out there.”

The defense needs some love and Freeney is one of the vets that could make a huge impact for the roster. He needs to stay healthy though and we will be expecting him to get to the quarterback over and over again.

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • Julien Bélair

    The defence will make a huge step this year !

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    He needs to be fired up about teaching the new bound rookies some moves so when he clocks out next season they know what they’re doing

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    The master of QB pressures should really help Ingram’s sack numbers if he can stay healthy.

  • Cgoodness13

    With Freeney and Ingram together, it really puts major pressure on the coaches to switch to the 4-3, the big “?” is the alligment for the LBs (I’m guessing Teo WOLB, JJ MLB, Butler SOLB

  • Diegoblue

    If our DBs were a stock they just went up some points. Ive said it before a DBs best friend is pressure and a healthy Freeney and Ingram will do just that.

  • CALiFORNiAkiD

    I hope Freeney brings it this season.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Chargers2012Draft lilHurricane

    Now ppl are on his nuts now lol

  • RoyalChargers

    Can’t wait to see freeney this year !!

  • Rob Base

    Hey Ernie what you think about 9ers shopping LaMichael James? Bolts won’t target him cause Woodhead. Wish it would happen!

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  • Al-Burrit0

    Yes I really want him to influence these young players because he might not be back next year and we need all the help we can get!

  • BoltNative

    Dwight, I’m so glad that you’re motivated. You, of all people, want to go out on top. We, as Chargers fans, eagerly await an amazing pass rush from both you and Melvin. This is your year so stay healthy, wear a knee brace if you have to, but just bring it!!!