Aug 7, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney (93) smiles on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego Chargers DE Dwight Freeney looks like he is ready to come back and it looks like his spin move is getting back to form. Check out the video here on Freeney making his teammates look straight stupid.
— Sam Davis (@ChargersSDavis) August 12, 2014
Freeney is the only player on this roster that has proven that can provide a pass rush. The team will need him to bring that aspect onto the field during the regular season. It has been a long road for his return to the field from his quad injury, but he is prepping for the regular season and will be one of the pass rushing specialists on the roster.
Freeney’s role has been reduced from his past experience. He won’t be the every down linebacker/defensive end on the field, but he will get his opportunities to work on passing downs. His main focus this season will be to get after the quarterback.
This team needs someone that can put pressure on the quarterback. It needs more than one, but we will start with Freeney. If he can bring that Hall of Fame form to the field, then this defense will look like a different animal. Otherwise, quarterbacks can sit back and wait for their receivers to find room.