Could Freeney play in any era?

ESPN asks and answers a great question: could Dwight Freeney play in any era?  It’s largely accepted that he ushered in a new era of speedy, powerful pass rushers but could he hang with the old-timers?

When I look at Freeney, I see a guy who developed some moves, like the spin move. He’s a little unorthodox. He does things that you didn’t see a lot. He does it well. This is an era in which you get paid to get to the quarterback, and that’s what he does. When you line up against most tackles, you know what they’re going to do. He’s going to bull rush me. With Freeney, he’ll start outside and then spin inside. He has more moves than anyone I’ve seen play that position. He’s a lot like John Randle.


Todd Smith

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Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.