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Freeney’s dad says Freeney would like to play for Giants

Dwight Freeney, Fili Moala AP

Dwight Freeney’s visit with the Chargers stretched into Thursday, but the former Colt’s father isn’t sure that a deal will get done in San Diego.

Hugh Freeney called into Adam Schein’s radio show on Sirius XM Mad Dog Radio to talk about his son’s search for a new job and said that the Chargers were not a team that the younger Freeney had been considering before Melvin Ingram’s injury. At issue is the fact that the Chargers “don’t play the defense” that Freeney prefers, namely a 4-3 where he can rush the passer from the defensive end spot. Freeney struggled as an outside linebacker when the Colts switched to a 3-4 after hiring Chuck Pagano, brother of Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano, as their head coach.

The elder Freeney didn’t rule out a deal, saying that “it’s all about the money now, I guess.” If all things were equal, though, he says he has a good idea where his son would wind up signing.

“He’d love to be with the Giants, but the Giants unfortunately don’t have the money for it. They’re broke,” Hugh Freeney said.

All won’t wind up being equal and the Giants may not be in the market for another veteran defensive end with Mathias Kiwanuka expected to spend the majority of his time at the position after Osi Umenyiora’s departure as a free agent. That might leave San Diego, imperfect scheme or not, as the landing spot for Freeney if he doesn’t want to continue playing the waiting game.

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26 Responses to “Freeney’s dad says Freeney would like to play for Giants”
  1. justintuckrule says: May 16, 2013 3:55 PM

    Can’t blame him. This is the year where everyone will be sleeping on us and if you’ve had a pulse the last 6 years, we all know what tends to happen when the Giants get overlooked.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: May 16, 2013 3:59 PM

    Freeney must be a masoichist. #WelaughatthoseSmurfsinNY

  3. nyyjetsknicks says: May 16, 2013 4:00 PM

    Hugh from CT. He’s also mad at Woodson and the Knicks.

  4. 619sdfan4life says: May 16, 2013 4:01 PM

    Here we go again. Another father saying his son doesn’t want To play for the chargers but would rather go to NY. I pray that we play the giants one day on the Super Bowl rivers vs Eli “cry baby” manning. This is getting old.

  5. uwsptke says: May 16, 2013 4:03 PM

    Isn’t Freeny a huge NY sports fan? He always wears a Yankees cap in his SNF/MNF introductions.

  6. droyer85 says: May 16, 2013 4:08 PM

    I think Osi Umenyiora wanted to play for the Giants too… good luck dude

  7. nyyjetsknicks says: May 16, 2013 4:13 PM

    uwsptke says:
    May 16, 2013 4:03 PM
    Isn’t Freeny a huge NY sports fan? He always wears a Yankees cap in his SNF/MNF introductions.

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    Yeah. “Hugh from CT” (Freeny’s dad) calls into NY sports talk radio a good amount. Big Yankee and Knicks fan.

  8. barrysandersjr says: May 16, 2013 4:18 PM

    If Freeney took less money he would be a beast backup to JPP.
    Freeney, think about the ring instead of the $ and you go out like a legend.
    Just saying..

  9. nyyjetsknicks says: May 16, 2013 4:19 PM

    619sdfan4life says:
    May 16, 2013 4:01 PM
    Here we go again. Another father saying his son doesn’t want To play for the chargers but would rather go to NY. I pray that we play the giants one day on the Super Bowl rivers vs Eli “cry baby” manning. This is getting old.

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    Eli’s fine. He was crying because he missed placed his Super Bowl MVP trophies but he found them. He put them next to his Super Bowl rings and jerseys. You would have thought that was he would have looked, right?

  10. thefootballgodssay says: May 16, 2013 4:21 PM

    come play for a team and a fanbase that dose not lie about winning super bowls like the deadskins fans do #NEWYORKGIANTSWINSSUPERBOWLS

  11. sdb0ltz says: May 16, 2013 4:22 PM

    Cmon guys. NFL Players need to leave “daddy” out of it… cough Eli cough…

  12. gloryfromheaven says: May 16, 2013 4:36 PM

    619sdfan4life says:
    May 16, 2013 4:01 PM
    Here we go again. Another father saying his son doesn’t want To play for the chargers but would rather go to NY. I pray that we play the giants one day on the Super Bowl rivers vs Eli “cry baby” manning. This is getting old.

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    Phillip Rivers is the biggest cry baby ever, he blames his mistakes on the refs or his own players and never shuts up about…

    Not a Giants fan, but you should give respect to Eli since the guy already won two Super Bowls.

  13. bobzilla1001 says: May 16, 2013 5:01 PM

    The Giants have proven two things in recent seasons: 1.) They have the Patriots’ number; and 2.) That even 9-7 teams can win Super Bowls.

  14. blu4l1fe says: May 16, 2013 5:01 PM

    Unfortunately, Dad’s right, the Giants really have no money to sign him. Too bad, he’s been one of the most consistent performers out there and I think he still has some gas in that tank to contribute positively.

    On another note, I know what a masochist is but what the heck is a masoichist?

  15. east96st says: May 16, 2013 5:06 PM

    “I pray that we play the giants one day on the Super Bowl rivers vs Eli “cry baby” manning.”

    Oh, please! Not that! No team wants to face the Super Bowl legend known as the Chargers. Not only have they appeared in SO many Super Bowls, but what’s truly frightening is how dominant they were once they got there. Every NY fan prays we don’t have to face the mighty Chargers! That makes going up against an undefeated New England team led by Tom Brady in his best year seem like nothing. Oooo, I get chills just hearing the word “Chargers”. So many Lombardis, decade in and decade out. Man, it must be awesome to be a San Diego fan. You’re practically guaranteed at least two Super Bowl parades every ten years. You guys are just legendary post season winners. Hats off to you. NO ONE can figure out why Eli didn’t want to play there. It’s like guaranteed NFL success.

  16. maritime85 says: May 16, 2013 5:12 PM

    Eli a cry baby?…. Rivers would have been a sanchez in ny.

  17. tommyribs says: May 16, 2013 5:17 PM

    I would love him to be part of the GIANTS rotation, but he is not going to get big money from the GIANTS.

    Dwight is still looking for 4-5 million per year, and he might get it, just not from the GIANTS. They are trying to work room to sign Cruz long term, so it won’t happen.

    It is a shame b/c Freeney could really help the G-Men.

  18. gohometrolls says: May 16, 2013 5:31 PM

    It would be nice to have him on the Giants but when you look at their roster this team is loaded with talent up and down with maybe the exception of the O line and that’s just because of depth.

  19. bookofelisha10 says: May 16, 2013 5:33 PM

    lower his price tag- make up the difference in endorsement deals and win a SB!!! thats what eli does. plus teams are gonna sleep on the giants HEAVILY this year and rightfully so after another 2nd half of the year collapse..but this is when elisha thrives!

  20. justintuckrule says: May 16, 2013 5:51 PM

    SD sucks so bad they have the best weather and chicks on the planet and still nobody wants to play there.

  21. bigbluelou says: May 16, 2013 6:11 PM

    I think the trade worked out better for both teams. Rivers would be killed in NY. Eli is perfect for the NY media. But there is no use arguing about something that happend 9 years ago. It’s done. And NY got the better of the deal. Maybe the Chargers could have been in a Super Bowl if they didn’t keep Norv Turner for so long.

  22. mackcarrington says: May 16, 2013 6:35 PM

    “Oh, dad….Stop it pleeeease? You’re embarrassing me!!”.

  23. rohlo says: May 16, 2013 7:07 PM

    sounds more liek his dad wants him to play for the giants than he does..prob so he can get free tickets to games and be closer to him..isnt freeney from new york state? he did go to syracuse… all the idiots comapring it to mannign need to realize freeney is in san diego on his own power..if he didnt want to play there he wouldnt be making the visit!

  24. kev86 says: May 16, 2013 9:10 PM

    Ofcourse he does.

  25. n0hopeleft says: May 17, 2013 11:12 AM

    619sdfan4life says:
    May 16, 2013 4:01 PM
    Here we go again. Another father saying his son doesn’t want To play for the chargers but would rather go to NY. I pray that we play the giants one day on the Super Bowl rivers vs Eli “cry baby” manning. This is getting old.

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    What is getting old is that the Chargers SUCK year in and year out. Even when you’re good, you choke. Philip Rivers is more of a crybaby than Eli Manning.

  26. n0hopeleft says: May 17, 2013 11:16 AM

    One thing is obvious – Charger fans are still salty about Eli Manning..

    I would be too if someone shunned my team and went on to win 2 rings, when all the odds were against him.

    IT MUST MAKE YOU SOOOOOO MAD!!!!!!

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