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Dwight Freeney might be worth looking into

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Wood, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    What's the point of bringing him in for 2 years? I think we're at least 2 years from being a Super Bowl contender and I'd assume Freeney wants to get a 3-4 year contract to finish his career with a team who's already there. Even at $4M per it would be a waste of money for us in our current situation.

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    Nice find!

    Don't get me wrong - I want Dallas to re-sign Spencer as the top offseason priority, but if that's not possible, I want Osi as my second choice. He and Ware would make excellent bookends!
  3. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    that would be significant signing if they could get him for 4 million. Plus Crawford gets to pick the brains of two of better pass rushers.
  4. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    I think Austin collie is worth a look . Could be a great 3rd / 4th wr
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    That's not what I said. But Ware can and will switch sides at times and I would have no problem putting Ware opposite Freeney at times.
  6. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I've always really liked Dwight Freeney. If it could be done without creating salary cap hell and if he's healthy, then, yeah. Go for it.
  7. Chappy

    Chappy Active Member

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    Agree with this.

    IF he comes for the right price and lets face it he will be cheap at this stage of his career he could be very valuable for us. He is an excellent pass rusher and still has all the moves even as he ages on.

    Big Yes from me depending on $$$.
  8. 8FOR!3

    8FOR!3 Well-Known Member

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    Dwight Freeney will get money based on his name. You don't pay for guys like that. Get a young guy who's better and pay him less to do the same role.
  9. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Situational pass rusher.
  10. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Who isn't worth looking into right now?
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Overexpensive oft injured vets like Freeney.
  12. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    very expensive backup for ware
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    After 11 seasons, 107.5 sacks, and a Super Bowl title, the Indianapolis Colts decided to part ways with defensive end Dwight Freeney.


    (Photo: Reuters)

    Defensive end Dwight Freeney is fifth all-time in sacks amongst active players.

    The Colts announced Friday that they had informed the seven-time Pro Bowler they would not renew his contract.

    The 32-year-old spent his entire career with the Colts, but much of the NFL learned that Indianapolis can give up on an older player a little too soon, as evidenced by Peyton Manning’s rejuvenation with the Denver Broncos this past season.

    Freeney’s veteran leadership and decade of experience may be a solid addition to the, who are switching from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defense under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.

    The Colts run a 3-4 defense, but Freeney has been labeled a 4-3 defensive end, and yet he still excelled. He is currently fifth amongst active players on the all-time sack list, and 21st overall. Freeney is just behind current Cowboy linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

    Freeney has the shown the ability to play outside of his comfort zone and Dallas needs help across the board on defense. The Cowboys were 19th against the pass, which could be attributed by their failure to pressure the . Dallas was ranked 20th overall with 34 sacks.
  14. Ultimategamer5567

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    I'd rather let Crawford play the end spot if we don't keep Spencer.
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I don't think this team would bring in Freeney as a starter/every down guy. He'd be a pass rush specialist, and I think he would cost to much. But he and Ware on opposite edges could be a lot of fun to watch.
  16. Ultimategamer5567

    Ultimategamer5567 Member

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    It would be fun to watch, sure. But in 2-3 years when (most likely) both Ware and Freeney can't play anymore, you have two key positions to fill at the same time. Keep the youth movement going. It's much better than handcuffing yourself.
  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Well losing Ware will be tough to replace, but replacing a situational guy isn't that big of a deal I don't think.

    I'm of the crowd that thinks this team needs to win in the next year or two before rebuilding completely has to start. If Freeney can make the difference, I'd make a move...assuming he's affordable that is.
  18. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    He is pretty much done. If he still had gas in the tank the Colts would keep him; they are WAY under the cap and could easily afford him.
  19. respectdatstar

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    Signing Freeney would hinder Crawford's development. We should put him in and see what he can do. Promote from within. No disrepect to Freeney, but I think we should stay away from grizzly veteran cast-offs and continue getting younger and more athletic.
  20. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    Indy switched to a 3-4 and Freeney can't handle it. His lack of production last year is more about the scheme than his talent. Granted, he's probably slipped some but he's still got enough gas to help out. Odds are he'd command too much $$ to be worth what he'd do for us, but on the off chance he can come cheap I'd take him as a rotation guy. We'll probably lose Spencer, but we will also lose Butler. If you had to either resign Butler or sign Freeney for a comparable amount, what would you do?

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