Thursday, September 19, 2013

Freeney: QBs won't last in Kelly's system

Chargers pass rusher Dwight Freeney told Pro Football Talk on NBCSN he doesn't know how the Eagles will get through a 16-game season without losing a quarterback ... or two.

It's football, Dwight. Know what I mean?
"The problem with that offense is the quarterback position and the pounding the quarterback takes with that," Freeney said. It's not college anymore, and it's going to be very interesting to see if a team can actually have a starting quarterback, or backup quarterback, last through the whole entire year with this type of athlete, not a college athlete."

The Chargers sacked Michael Vick just once last week but put several hits on him, including one in the red zone that temporarily knocked him out of the game. Freeney didn't get the sack.

"You're talking about a guy who may be 300 pounds, running a 4.8 (40-yard dash), whatever it is, hitting your quarterback every time he carries out a fake, whether he has the ball or not," Freeney said. "Will the quarterback to be able to last the whole year? That's the question.”
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 interview with Erik Kuselias and San Diego Chargers LB Dwight Freeney. During the interview

The full piece airs at 6 p.m. on NBCSN, 

That's one thing you do like, because they don't really stress protection.
Kuselias: “You’re saying, you don’t believe against NFL defenses, 16 of them in a 17 week period, you don’t think they’re going to be able to hold up?” 
Freeney:  “No. I don't.”


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