Dwight Freeney's status uncertain

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

The Indianapolis Colts' ever-expanding injury report remains uncertain in the wake of Sunday night's loss at San Diego, but it appears that one of their most important players, defensive end Dwight Freeney, ...
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dwindle

United States

#1 Nov 12, 2007
take a salt tablet
Harry

United States

#2 Nov 12, 2007
Good, clear, informative report.
Freeney a Disappointment

Fishers, IN

#3 Nov 12, 2007
Ever since his recording-setting rookie year, Dwight Freeney, for the most part, has been largely ineffective. Packing on the 55 extra (and unncessary) pounds since that inaugural season didn't help. Try running around with an extra 55# on your back and see if it slows you down. They used to say it was the double teams that were the reason he doesn't get sacks anymore. Watch closely, he is not double teamed anymore, opponents use regular man-to-man blocking stunts on Freeney, which seems to work fine, and while he does get through for an occasional hurry, the sacks have all but dried up. And they are paying him the big bucks to sack the QB. You can no longer blame his ineffectiveness on the double teams, you can blame it on the extra pounds he is packing, courtesy of that fat contract. Assuming he will be sitting on the sidelines come Sunday, one thing is certain - he will make as many sacks this coming Sunday as he did this past Sunday.
boston sucks

Dayton, OH

#6 Nov 12, 2007
Freeney a Disappointment wrote:
Ever since his recording-setting rookie year, Dwight Freeney, for the most part, has been largely ineffective. Packing on the 55 extra (and unncessary) pounds since that inaugural season didn't help. Try running around with an extra 55# on your back and see if it slows you down. They used to say it was the double teams that were the reason he doesn't get sacks anymore. Watch closely, he is not double teamed anymore, opponents use regular man-to-man blocking stunts on Freeney, which seems to work fine, and while he does get through for an occasional hurry, the sacks have all but dried up. And they are paying him the big bucks to sack the QB. You can no longer blame his ineffectiveness on the double teams, you can blame it on the extra pounds he is packing, courtesy of that fat contract. Assuming he will be sitting on the sidelines come Sunday, one thing is certain - he will make as many sacks this coming Sunday as he did this past Sunday.
How can you this. The defense has improved due to the play of freeny. If he continues to try and sack on every play the team suffers from the run. Recall lasy year the run kiled us before the playoffs.
I hope this is a minor injury because if he is out the D will less lethal.
Vance Lee

Akron, OH

#7 Nov 12, 2007
Situation is deteriorating injury wise yet the fact of the matter is the Colts should have won these two games they lost. Colts are not in the Sea Hawks division. This race is going to get real interesting now.
Ture Blue Fan

Buffalo, NY

#8 Nov 12, 2007
I wish all the playes well, Get better and get ready for the paly off.

We are a great team and we will win it all again.
Anon

United States

#10 Nov 12, 2007
Freeney's still a great player. He doesn't get the sack totals because he's not rushing the QB like an madman each time. For each sack he made his rookie season, twenty more rushes broke for big yardage. Sure he still rushes, but his extra size lets him take on OLinemen and wrap up opposing running backs off the block. Before, the only guy he could consistently handle was a smaller QB.

I'd rather have lock-down run defense over sacks any day. He's not slower, just smarter and more experienced.
not so silent observer

United States

#11 Nov 12, 2007
Lets go Colts wrote:
Oh dear God I just vomited in my mouth.........oh wait that is right........we could beat every one of the remaining teams on our schedule with Jim Sorgi as our starting QB. Nevermind.
Chalk it up folks........14-2 1st round bye in the playoffs. Not a bad year at all.
Right on!! This is so true. Colts fan do not lose heart. Although last evening was painful, there are a few things I know. We have a great defense, not good, but a great,(maybe still a little green)confident defense. If and when we get most (not necessarily all) our players back, we will be unbeatable. Courage Colts fans, courage for our players. Go Colts!!!!
not so silent observer

United States

#12 Nov 12, 2007
Well, I guess that's a couple of things.

Since: Oct 07

Camby

#13 Nov 12, 2007
So here we have the injury report:

Marvin Harrison:'bruised knee' A 'bruise' that has kept a player off the field for 2 months. My grandmother had a bruised knee from falling on the concrete floor, and was walking fine and much better 2 weeks after the incident.

i.e. Bruised knee really means ligament damage, but Marvin refuses to have surgery.

Freeny...'unspecified' foot injury. I.e. Probably a broken foot, or severe sprain...out until the playoffs.

I wonder why our team cannot seem to stay healthy...EVER? I think it is time to pull up our skirts and go win the AFC South and get a bye in the playoffs. If we are not careful, the Steelers are going to have a #2 seed, and we will have to go to New England or Pittsburgh in the 2nd round.
Your a Fat Liar

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Nov 12, 2007
Freeney a Disappointment wrote:
Ever since his recording-setting rookie year, Dwight Freeney, for the most part, has been largely ineffective. Packing on the 55 extra (and unncessary) pounds since that inaugural season didn't help. Try running around with an extra 55# on your back and see if it slows you down. They used to say it was the double teams that were the reason he doesn't get sacks anymore. Watch closely, he is not double teamed anymore, opponents use regular man-to-man blocking stunts on Freeney, which seems to work fine, and while he does get through for an occasional hurry, the sacks have all but dried up. And they are paying him the big bucks to sack the QB. You can no longer blame his ineffectiveness on the double teams, you can blame it on the extra pounds he is packing, courtesy of that fat contract. Assuming he will be sitting on the sidelines come Sunday, one thing is certain - he will make as many sacks this coming Sunday as he did this past Sunday.
He has not put on 55 pounds you moron.

Go home and keep lying to your wife and kids about how honest you are loser.
wow

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#15 Nov 12, 2007
Peyton might want to get his throwing arm, as well as his eyesight checked, as well.
off a cough

Covington, KY

#16 Nov 12, 2007
Freeney a Disappointment wrote:
Ever since his recording-setting rookie year, Dwight Freeney, for the most part, has been largely ineffective. Packing on the 55 extra (and unncessary) pounds since that inaugural season didn't help. Try running around with an extra 55# on your back and see if it slows you down. They used to say it was the double teams that were the reason he doesn't get sacks anymore. Watch closely, he is not double teamed anymore, opponents use regular man-to-man blocking stunts on Freeney, which seems to work fine, and while he does get through for an occasional hurry, the sacks have all but dried up. And they are paying him the big bucks to sack the QB. You can no longer blame his ineffectiveness on the double teams, you can blame it on the extra pounds he is packing, courtesy of that fat contract. Assuming he will be sitting on the sidelines come Sunday, one thing is certain - he will make as many sacks this coming Sunday as he did this past Sunday.
You are clueless. Brady's big passes were ineffective for 3 1/2 quarters because Freeney and Mathis were in his face and not giving him all day to throw like the rest of the NFL had.

Sack stats are as useless as a QB rating. Ask the offenses who play Freeney how ineffective he is, and watch how they scream to sign him if we let him go.

<shakes head>
Boston Joe

Ipswich, MA

#17 Nov 12, 2007
Colts better start thinking 8-8. Second place to jacksonville.
WonderWhy

San Francisco, CA

#19 Nov 12, 2007
Two losses is not the end of the world! How quickly we forget. We won a SUPERBOWL, for the first time last year!! GO COLTS, We SUPPORT YOU!!
6picks

United States

#20 Nov 12, 2007
Don't you long for the good ole days when these pansies were told to sack up and get out there on the field and play? Veterans Day weekend ought to give these guys a clue. Our soldiers are taking bullets and still fight on. Many of the soldiers in the hospitals want to get back to Iraq to get back in the fight. These NFL players are getting paid millions and they are sitting out with dislocated thumbs.
Just Shut It

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Nov 12, 2007
Lets go Colts wrote:
Oh dear God I just vomited in my mouth.........oh wait that is right........we could beat every one of the remaining teams on our schedule with Jim Sorgi as our starting QB. Nevermind.
Chalk it up folks........14-2 1st round bye in the playoffs. Not a bad year at all.
Maybe you guys should have tried Sorgi last night. He probably would not have thrown 6 INT's. Maybe Archie's boy was too concerned with his next commercial.
anonymous

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Nov 12, 2007
I love it Tony. Players health should come first and you (as always) have your priorities in the right place.
Aaron

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Nov 12, 2007
Go Steelers!!!
another opinion

United States

#25 Nov 12, 2007
headlines: Colts rebuild look to 08

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