Dwight Freeney: "I Can't Wait To Hit Tim Tebow"

Omar BrownCorrespondent IJuly 4, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Dwight Freeney #93 of the Indianapolis Colts pressures Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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"I'm licking my chops," Freeney said. "All these rookies coming out? They don't know anything. I can't wait."

"I couldn't wait to hit Mark Sanchez," he said. "And I can't wait to hit Tim Tebow even more."

In order to keep up with and take advantage of the green horned lads, while trying to break away from allowing the hands of time have their way with him, Freeney, who turned 30 this year, has been sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber and using an electric muscle stimulation machine.

As part of his aspiration to keep his nose to the grindstone and maintain his role on the cutting edge of elite status as a defensive end, the veteran has embraced state of the art technology.

Tebow was just entering his freshman year in high school, when Freeney took the NFL by storm his NFL rookie season with 13 sacks.

Freeney, who is 16 years removed from his high school freshman season, had 13.5 sacks last season.

Freeney was a four-sport letterman, baseball, basketball, football, and soccer, Freeney currently holds his high school sack record. Bloomfield High School retired his No. 44 Jersey.

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At Syracuse, Freeney clocked a 4.42 40; he recorded a sack in 17 consecutive games.

Freeney has a lot of miles on the odometer. Freeney has averaged double digit sacks in his eight year career in this league, however he has only managed nine sacks in two out of the last four seasons.

Freeney only had one tackle in the Super Bowl, it happened to be Freeney's only sack of the playoffs.

The foot injury Freeney acquired in the AFC Championship Game, while going after the then-rookie Mark Sanchez last season, is apparently not holding the veteran back one bit.  

Freeney is just itching to be the one who puts the "Welcome to the NFL" kibosh on  Tim Tebow, come Week Three when the Colts face the Broncos on INVESCO Field at Mile High.

Denver Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels has not ruled out activating Tebow during the games when the regular season starts over the No. 2 quarterback Brady Quinn.

One can only presume that McDaniels intends to use Tebow in a substitutionary role until he is prepared to start, so he can utilize the talent that made Tim Tebow arguably the best college football player ever.

The former Patriot Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels, looks to be on the verge of debuting his version of the "Wild Cat," with Tebow running what will more than likely be coined as the "Wild Bucking Bronco."

As a fan of the game, this is just another reason for the season's anticipation to be stoked even further, as we wait to see Freeney’s attempt to tame the "Wild Bucking Bronco" that is Tim Tebow.

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