Phil B. Wilson of IndyStar.com wrote a story outlining Dwight Freeney’s disgust with Peter King, who failed to list Freeney amongst the top five most feared pass rushers in the NFL in 2010 and beyond. While it is silly for any NFL writer to leave Freeney off of this list, which Dwight makes clear on his own, it is encouraging to think that the Colts all-time sacks leader has one more reason to go out on the field and prove something.
“When you put Brian Orakpo — and nothing against the guy, he is 24 — but mention him over me, that hurts your credibility as an analyst. I know who Peter King is. But to mention (Orakpo) over me? For him not to mention me in the top five, that is an insult. What he needs to do is ask the people around the league in a poll, all of the offensive coordinators and all of the offensive tackles. Ask them: ‘Give me the top five pass rushers.’ If I’m not mentioned in the top five by almost all of those guys, then I’m wrong. Tell (King) to do more research and ask around before he publishes that… he should be better than that.”
This should be the last thing Denver Broncos fans, or Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton, would want to see before they meet the Colts in Mile High Stadium on Sunday.