Dwight Freeney's status uncertain

Dwight Freeney's status uncertain

There are 73 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 12, 2007, titled Dwight Freeney's status uncertain. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

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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eric

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#83 Nov 12, 2007
just shut it....idiot, you live in indy, stop being a pats fan poser you moron. secondly, we just signed rice. a good indication that freeney is out for a month. i would like to see any team in the nfl play without 8 starters and win a game. it will not be done! the pats would have lost without their best two LBs and moss. san diego is garbage, and neede a missed 30 yard field goal to beat our pre-season team. colts are by far the best team in the nfl.. end of story! get better freeney! marvin!! get your A$# back out on the field! ugoh, stop being a panzy! you are a rookie for crying out loud! you are only 22! keiho and haggler, sessions is going to take one of your jobs, so i suggest you start playing
Veiw Fm Up Here

Yorkton, Canada

#84 Nov 12, 2007
Take your medicine wrote:
Didn't hear a peep from the media about all the injured Patriots during the AFC championship game last year, stop making excuses for the Colts, polian will certainly do enough sniffling to satisfy all the Colt fans
Yah but the patriots injuries were all mental cases,
a very common affliction in NE and not just the players the fans get it also.
Tim

Washington, DC

#85 Nov 12, 2007
ColtsFan_Tom wrote:
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You sir are a .... not worth the breath, buuuut!
Back in those days they didn't make 5, 10, 12 million dollars a year either. They were more expendable. These days with the price tags and signing bonuses that these guys come with the teams can't get their investment back if they try to make them play injured and they sustain a career ending injury that leaves they team having paid 10, 20 or thirty million dollars only 2 or 3 years into a 5 or 7 year contract.
The team also messes up if they let marquis players get injured and then aren't around to help the team win Championships and possibly a S.B. It is called PROTECTING YOUR INVESTMENT. The NFL is more of a business now than in the days of yesteryear that you long for. And PROTECTING THE INVESTMENT is job one in business.
Oh and by the way, these guys didn't take an oath to defend the country. They signed a contract to play football.
So, because teams spend more money on players, they should expect less in return?

Hmm... interesting business sense you have there.
Larry

AOL

#86 Nov 12, 2007
I don't know but I watched the game last night and saw 10 guys busting their a__ to win that game. And Lo and Behold ther goes Agnes Morrehead jogging his pattern in the passing game, lookinf like the goof heis. I Dungy cut a guy who caught lalot of passes and he hustled ech and everytime he was called upon, John Standiford, rember him. He was aClot for the last few years on thre practice squad. He is the type guy we need to replace the Marvin and Dwight and Anthonies not a goof like Agnes who loafs and is a waste ot money and roster space. Get rid of him Tony. Why does he know some deep secrets. Get soem guy who'll bust their a-- for 60 minutes. Get some guys to give it their all on kick coverage.But mostly the AGNES has got to go.
Larry

AOL

#87 Nov 12, 2007
sorry for the typo's. didn't proof read was to pissed to do so.
jcwcolts123

Euclid, OH

#88 Nov 12, 2007
i agree moorehead is a waste of roster spot. wants to be marvin but this is not the backyard or seventh grade football. he is slow and looks lost on the field
Idiotic paper

Chillicothe, OH

#89 Nov 12, 2007
"could miss next game" -- In another article on this very website it says Freeney will miss 4 or more games. Do they not know that they're writing?

Since: Jan 07

Marion, IN

#90 Nov 12, 2007
Tim wrote:
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So, because teams spend more money on players, they should expect less in return?
Hmm... interesting business sense you have there.
Since you are so short sighted, which would be the least in return, not playing a handful of games in one season (providing ample time to heal) and then playing the rest of a multi-year contract or playing that handful of games and watching a moderate injury turn into a career ender just before playoffs (or anytime). Which in turn leaves the team without a marquis player (or protector) for the rest of the season and possibly a couple of years. Do you think that they can go out and just pick up somebody of say Marvin's caliber that can walk in and be the same threat instantly? There are only a handful at any given time. And they are usually on someone else' team. And let's not mention the possibility that the guys contract was front loaded like Corey Simon's was. The Colts paid what $14MM or $15MM and only got one season out of him?

Let's weigh that a little, loss of production for 3 to 6 games and then he is back and healthy and finishes out his career (or contract) at full threat capability. Or playing those games and end up losing the guy for good. Yes you can find someone of at least similar or maybe better talent, but it won't happen right away and the cost of talent will ALWAYS be greater tomorrow than it was yesterday. And if you keep the guy healthy at the cost of a handful of games, you have several years of production at yesterday's price. That is the smart play. And if you can't see that you are a fool (and I hope you aren't self employed).

Since: Jan 07

Marion, IN

#91 Nov 12, 2007
Also, when you have to go looking for replacements mid season, as I said all of the good talent is spoken for, but also at this point you are no longer negotiating from a position of strength but of weakness. You will come out on the short end to some degree almost every time.
SUPER BOWL TO TIDY BOWL

Bringhurst, IN

#92 Nov 12, 2007
Freeney should just sit out for a while until Peyton runs out of people to blame. Gonna be a while since he started with Grungy Dungy.
ColtsRepeat08

Indianapolis, IN

#93 Nov 13, 2007
At this point I hope the Colts have to play in a wild card game like last year and work their way through everybody. Steelers, dead. Pats, dead. NFC champ, dead.
Lindy M

United States

#94 Nov 13, 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.
I've kept an eye on Freeney this year, for just that reason; the double-teaming issue. There has maybe been a handful of times, this year, when thats happened. I agree with your largely ineffective summation.
don

Francesville, IN

#95 Nov 13, 2007
Big name, hopefully he can produce as much as Booger did. Defense is playing great, Sessions stepped right in & showed he could produce. With Clark, Harrison & Gonzalez OUT who's going to step up?? Half way through the season is there anyone out there that could help? We're definitely going to NE, sure don't want to have to got to Pittsburgh too!!

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