Two Dat, Here We Come!
- Apr 24, 2004
- Reaction score
- Mobile, AL
Champ would look like Craft if we don't get any pressure on the QB... I would however let Charles Grant go via free agency and go HARD after Dwight Freeney... that would make both McKenzie and Craft look like Champ. Can you imagin Will Smith on one side and Freeney on the other?
Dwight Freeney of 2.5 sacks? Dwight Freeney of 14 tackles? THAT Dwight Freeney? Color me unimpressed. Sorry, but Freeney is nothing but overrated. If he doesn't get to the QB, he doesn't have any effect.
Here's Freeney's career numbers:
73 games (5 seasons including '06), 162 tackles, 53.5 sacks (only 3 this year), 9 passes deflected, 24 forced fumbles.
That breaks down to 2.2 tackles per game and 0.73 sacks per game or 35.2 tackles per season, 11.68 sacks per season, 1.97 passes deflected per season, and 5.26 forced fumbles per season.
Here's Charles Grant's career numbers:
75 games (5 seasons including '06), 286 tackles, 35 sacks, 23 passes deflected, 15 forced fumbles, 1 INT.
That breaks down to 3.8 tackles per game and 0.47 sacks per game or 61 tackles per season, 7.5 sacks per season, 4.91 passes deflected per season, 3.2 forced fumbles per season.
While Freeney almost doubles Grant's sack numbers per season, Grant's tackle numbers nearly double Freeney's. Although Charles' sack total is lower partly because of last year's debacle, not to mention playing on a team that was continually behind as opposed to the Colts who are continually ahead, leading to more sack opportunities for Freeney. I"ll take a playmaker like Grant over a hyped-up Freeney anyday. Freeney can't do anything but chase QBs. If he doesn't get him, the defense is essentially short one player.