Although, as evidenced by the Baltimore game....we do need to add another Pass Rusher or two.
Just saying if he were up to chasing a ring, Denver might be as good a place as any with the way the League currently looks........
That's fair, but I disagree. Again, as long as the price is right I would look into adding a guy who has experience coming off the edge. Even if it is just situational, this team can use another guy that can bring the heat in a one on one situation or obvious passing downs, in my opinion.
I'm always optimistic, so I will say this....if we don't add to the pass rush, then I hope Robert Ayersdevelops a little more. lol
2012 Grade: -1.4
2012 Snaps: 768
Summary: How much does Freeney have left in the tank? At his best Freeney was, arguably, the most destructive defensive player in the league and his spin move would give tackles facing him sleepless nights in the run up to their encounter. However, we need to look back now to 2010 for Freeney’s last great and really consistent season and the question has to be asked as to whether he can repeat that?
Many point to the Colts’ scheme as a hybrid that didn’t suit Freeney this season, but in reality he rushed the passer predominantly with his hand on the ground. Of his 466 pass rushes, Freeney had his hand on the ground for 402 (86.2 percent) of them. The greater concern for Freeney is being able to overcome injuries and niggles for a full season. If you’re looking at a multi-year deal, Freeney is a massive gamble, but if he has a couple more top quality seasons in him someone could get some good value production out him.
Derek Wolfe, DE
Draft: Second round, 36th overall
Snaps/Usage: 933 snaps, 480 at defensive end on a three-man line
Notes: Despite Wolfe’s six sacks, he graded at -24.5 as a pass rusher as he totaled only 25 total pressures on 530 pass rush attempts. Similar to Cameron Jordan with the New Orleans Saints, Wolfe may be miscast as a 4-3 defensive end as his pass rushing is sub-par compared to his peers, but he is effective against the run. He graded at +10.3 as a run stopper and ranked 14th at the position in [Run Stop Percentage] at 6.2.
Manning is actively recruiting Freeney, apparently.
Despite Wolfe’s six sacks, he graded at -24.5 as a pass rusher as he totaled only 25 total pressures on 530 pass rush attempts.