On a recent segment on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access, former Indianapolis Colts pass rusher Dwight Freeney detailed some of his favorite pass-rushing moves and techniques. The spot is very well thought out and detailed by Freeney, and brings back plenty of memories of No. 93 putting quarterbacks on their back in the RCA Dome and Lucas Oil Stadium.
Freeney played 11 seasons (2002-’12) in Indianapolis, leaving as the franchise’s all-time leader in sacks (107.5) and forced fumbles (43). Both records would later be broken by former teammate Robert Mathis. When Freeney officially retired this April, he had a career total of 125.5 sacks, good for 17th in NFL history.
After his time with the Colts, Freeney went on to play with the then-San Diego Chargers (2013-’14, 4.0 sacks in 20 games), Arizona Cardinals (2015, 9.0 sacks in 13 games), Atlanta Falcons (2016, 4.0 sacks in 18 games), Seattle Seahawks (2017, 3.0 sacks in four games) and Detroit Lions (2017, 0 sacks in five games). I included playoff games in this portion because Freeney became a short-term hired gun for his pass-rushing ability later in his career.
Freeney won Super Bowl XLI with the Colts in 2007 and appeared in two other Super Bowls — another with the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, a loss to the New Orleans Saints, and another loss with the Falcons in Super Bowl LI in 2017 against the New England Patriots.