Jun 18, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano (left) nad linebackerDwight Freeney
(93) at minicamp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
I think I still do have it
Dwight Freeney still thinks that he has what it takes to be a great pass rusher. After tearing his quad last season, there have been question marks on if he will be able to make an impact on the field like he used to. He’s no spring chicken anymore.
Here are some of his thoughts from the UT:
“I think I still do have it,” Freeney told me last week following spring camp, “but, until you actually put on pads, man, you don’t know. This is not a great indication.”
Chargers fans hope that he still has what it takes. We all hope that he will be able to be the pass rusher that we have needed on the roster.
I don’t know of many competitive athletes that will admit to not having what “it”. They usually are the last to know that they have lost a step.
We will all have our eyes on Freeney to see if he can still get around that edge with his quickness. We will be watching to see if his spin move is still affective. If he still has “it”, then the Chargers will be sitting pretty on defense.