Two of the biggest stars from the Indianapolis Colts recent decade of success are in the same division now, but on separate teams.
For 10 years Petyon Manning and Dwight Freeney led the Colts, quarterback from both sides of the ball. Manning of course is now the man in Denver, playing with Super Bowl aspirations.
Freeney is a newly signed defensive end for the San Diego Chargers, and will have the privilege of playing against Manning twice a year.
Freeney has always had visions of sacking Manning, and according to USA Today, he looks forward to the first time he gets a sack on his old friend.
“I mean, it will be no different than how it was in practice but then I actually get to make contact,” Freeney said. “There’s no red jersey, there’s no halo, there’s no I can’t do this, I can’t do that. It’s just go after him. I’ve seen him more than anybody probably has seen him.”
“Ten years of hearing him in the huddle in practice, going against him in practice every single day, not being able to hit him, is something for me,” Freeney said. “As a D-lineman, or rush man or linebacker, one of the things you really take pride in is hitting the QB. You kind of want to hit them all, whether they’re on your team or not. For me, it’s going to be interesting. It’s going to be fun. Hopefully, I’ll get some good opportunities this year.”
It will definitely be interesting to see if Freeney has anything left.