Eagles tight end Brent Celek said this week that Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney “kind of quit” and “was ready to give up” when the going got tough in the Eagles’ victory on Sunday.
Freeney scoffs at those comments.
“That was kind of funny,” Freeney said, per the Indianapolis Star. “The guy doesn’t block me one-on-one, he has two other guys helping him or another guy helping, and he’s talking trash after the fact. I wish I had heard some of that during the game, but I didn’t hear it.”
Obviously, Freeney doesn’t go one-on-one with Celek or any other tight end very often, and part of the point Celek was making is that Freeney gives up when he gets double teamed. But the fact remains that Freeney didn’t do much on Sunday against the Eagles.
The Colts and the Eagles won’t meet again in the regular season for four more years, but Freeney apparently sees a Super Bowl meeting in the future, and he wants to take on Celek if that happens.
“We’ll probably see them again,” Freeney said. “Hopefully he blocks me one-on-one to see how it really feels.”