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2012 Indianapolis Colts Defense: Can Freeney and Mathis Play Linebacker?
During the first 10 years of his career in Indianapolis, Dwight Freeney struck fear into the hearts of opposing quarterbacks and defensive coordinators from defensive end.
Over that time, he racked up more than 100 sacks, 43 forced fumbles and countless quarterback pressures. Despite his small stature, he became one of the most respected and dominant pass-rushers in the league.
Opposite Freeney at defensive end in the fabled Tampa 2 defense for much of his career has been Robert Mathis, one of the most successful small school players in NFL history. His body of work is no less impressive. He's compiled more than 80 sacks and 39 forced fumbles, and he has generated a reputation of coming up big in critical spots. Together, the bookend pass-rushers have been to 11 Pro Bowls.
The next chapter for Freeney ...
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