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Dwight Freeney says either NY Giants or NY Jets would be a great fit for him


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Dwight Freeney (l.) says he loves New York and would play for the Jets or Giants.

 
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If the Giants or Jets want to sign a free agent pass-rusher, former Colt Dwight Freeney is ready to listen.

Freeney, who was released by Indianapolis earlier this month, said on SiriusXM Radio that he hopes to sign with a contender.

And he openly professed that he would love the idea of suiting up for one of New York’s teams. In fact, Freeney said, he thinks Rex Ryan is “a great guy.”

“I actually know Rex,” he said. “I met him a few times. Rex knows how to free guys up. That would be a good fit.

“A lot of teams would be a good fit.”

The Giants would fit Freeney personally, too.

“I grew up a Giants fan, actually,” said Freeney, who attended Syracuse University. “All my life. So that would be a dream. Wherever I go, I’m just going to give it my all.”

Freeney, who grew up in Connecticut, spent 10 years in Indianapolis, collecting 107.5 sacks, and he was once considered one of the NFL’s most fierce pass-rushers. But he had just five sacks last season, and, at 30, won’t command top dollars as a free agent

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He blew last season after being put into a 3-4 scheme.  I could see the Gints signing him for less than top $$ and getting a real bounce back performance getting back in the 4-3.  Jets should steer clear no matter how cheaply he might come.  The guy just isn't an OLB.

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He would be a much better pickup than Maybin or Osi as a pass rusher. I've kinda sorta hoped the Jets would show some interest. Great athlete, great player, and those guys are always solid bets to turn into solid role guys late in the career (like Tomlinson did here).

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He would be a much better pickup than Maybin or Osi as a pass rusher. I've kinda sorta hoped the Jets would show some interest. Great athlete, great player, and those guys are always solid bets to turn into solid role guys late in the career (like Tomlinson did here).

 

 

Going to a team like the Giants and playing at his natural position, I can see Freeney being a mostly 3-down DE for a year or two.  Good fit for him -- I doubt he's ready to be put on the shelf as a situational pass rusher.

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Going to a team like the Giants and playing at his natural position, I can see Freeney being a mostly 3-down DE for a year or two.  Good fit for him -- I doubt he's ready to be put on the shelf as a situational pass rusher.

 

 

They could find something for him to do here, but I'm sure somebody else could find more.  If he were cheap enough I agree with Gato that he'd be better to have in the Maybin role.  They have some history with vets, having tried to fill that role with Jason Taylor, but Taylor was forced to play way too much because of injuries - Pace broke his foot IIRC. 

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They play a bunch of different front so I could see him being solid. If the price is right why not.

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Situational any players, especially pass rusher, is just hurt by the connotation placed on "situational." They see plenty of time on the field. I'm also not worried about position as OLBs in this D see plenty of DE/hand in the ground work. That said I can see some team beating the Jets' offer.

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I know he's 33 n sh*t, but it's always good to see a player of Freeney's caliber suggest they would play for the Jets. This despite the Jets being so unseemly and stupid.

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I know he's 33 n sh*t, but it's always good to see a player of Freeney's caliber suggest they would play for the Jets. This despite the Jets being so unseemly and stupid.

 

 

The article says he's 30 and sh*t.

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The article says he's 30 and sh*t.

Google says he was born in 1980.

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The article says he's 30 and sh*t.

ESPN interview they wished him a Happy 33rd Birthday -- hope that clears things up

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SO we have Ahmad Bradshaw and Dwight Freeny on our team. Who says no one want sto come here. SO what if they slightly washed up stars!

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Google says he was born in 1980.

 

 

ESPN interview they wished him a Happy 33rd Birthday -- hope that clears things up

 

 

Fair enough.

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Sounds to me like he's more worried about his post-playing career in media than he is in his 2013 season.

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How far back do you think they went for a picture with a Yankee hat?  That's not Zbikowski next to him.  I think it's Marlin Jackson and he hasn't been there in ages. 

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He's old and doesn't fit here NTM he's terrible against the run. No thanks.

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How far back do you think they went for a picture with a Yankee hat?  That's not Zbikowski next to him.  I think it's Marlin Jackson and he hasn't been there in ages. 

 

 

Media day 2007 before the superbowl against the bears to be exact.

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Media day 2007 before the superbowl against the bears to be exact.

 

 

Thanks I was just going to post that it was obviously the week of Super Bowl XLI.  It's not like there are huge promotional patches on the jerseys or anything...

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He's old and doesn't fit here NTM he's terrible against the run. No thanks.

The Jets roster is not in dire need for run stoppers. Not a reason to avoid him. Plus he's probably underrated there anyway.

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He would not be a good fit in our 3 -4 scheme. Giants would make sense for him.

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Thanks I was just going to post that it was obviously the week of Super Bowl XLI.  It's not like there are huge promotional patches on the jerseys or anything...

 

Haha I figured as much, but in my impatient state, I decided to reply anyway.   I remember two things about Marlin Jackson; intercepting Tom Brady in the playoffs and being the only NFL player/person I know to win a defamation suit and winning a couple hundred thousand.  My roommate's older brother at the time was in law school and I remember him going on and on about how defamation is so hard to prove and win in court and when that came out he just made a huge deal about it.  

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I know he's 33 n sh*t, but it's always good to see a player of Freeney's caliber suggest they would play for the Jets. This despite the Jets being so unseemly and stupid.

And Terrell Owens.

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Pretty sure Dline is the only area on this team that does NOT need over-priced help. Though I love to have him as a Jet, it doesn't make sense.

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Pretty sure Dline is the only area on this team that does NOT need over-priced help. Though I love to have him as a Jet, it doesn't make sense.

What about pass rushers? This team isn't loaded with those guys.

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What about pass rushers? This team isn't loaded with those guys.

 

 

I hear that is our biggest problem. If we had those we could be trotting Aaron Ross and Wilson out to play corner.

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