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By MIKE PRESTON | January 11, 2007
On one side is Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney, one of the league's premier pass rushers. He makes offensive tackles lose sleep at night because he is their worst nightmare on the field. On the other side is Ravens left offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden. He has kept a lot of defensive ends awake at night, too. He'll be in the Hall of Fame some day because he has earned 10 Pro Bowl appearances and become the NFL prototype at his position. In a game that has several twisting plots and great individual matchups, there may be none better than Freeney vs. Ogden on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2011
Dwight Freeney is a video-game aficionado who enjoys playing titles such as "Call of Duty: Black Ops," "God of War III" and the "Madden NFL" franchise. So the Indianapolis defensive end didn't need much elaboration when asked during a conference call with Baltimore media Wednesday if he wished he could hit the reset button on the Colts' 0-12 season. "Absolutely," Freeney said. "Obviously, you don't want to have a season like this. Us especially, we're not used to this at all. We're used to making the playoffs nine years straight and all that and win records and all that.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2004
Shortly after one of his worst games in recent memory, Jonathan Ogden, with his hair disheveled, his undershirt torn and displaying the mannerisms of a person still juiced from battle, offered up this basic explanation. Dwight Freeney is good. Real good. Freeney has to be because days like the one Ogden had in the Ravens' 20-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday do not happen (though they do happen numerous times a season to 95 percent of the league's other tackles). Ogden was beaten twice for sacks and two other times for hurries off spin moves by the lightning-quick Freeney, who was a nonfactor the first time he faced Ogden two years ago. Freeney, who leads the NFL with 15 sacks, has come up since then while Ogden has missed four games this season due to injury.
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By Edward Lee | December 9, 2011
When the Ravens and Indianapolis Colts meet Sunday, offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and defensive end Dwight Freeney figure to tangle early and often. But their tete-a-tete hasn't been limited solely to the NFL. In what would be their final years in college, Freeney, who amassed 16½ sacks in 2001 for Syracuse University, was blanked by McKinnie, who suited up for the University of Miami. The Hurricanes won that November 17, 2001 meeting quite easily, running away with a 59-0 rout.
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By MIKE PRESTON | January 10, 2007
The matchup between Ravens left offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney will be worth the price of admission on Saturday. Because Freeney beat Ogden so badly in the past two meetings, I think Ogden took it personally, and that's part of the reason he hired a trainer in the offseason. Ogden has a lot of pride, and Freeney will see a new Ogden on Saturday. This time, Freeney won't have the home crowd as an advantage. He won't be able to beat Ogden off the ball because of crowd noise.
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By Jamison Hensley | July 29, 2007
Now that the Ravens have signed all this year's draft picks (first-rounder Ben Grubbs and fourth-rounder Le'Ron McClain were the latest to sign), the only meaningful contract negotiations left will be with Terrell Suggs. The Ravens want to extend the contract of Suggs, a two-time Pro Bowl linebacker entering the final year of his rookie contract. But how much do the Ravens want to pay for Suggs? Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney recently became the NFL's highest-paid defensive player when he signed a six-year, $72 million contract that included a mind-boggling $30 million signing bonus.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | April 19, 2002
The Ravens are entering this weekend's NFL draft pessimistic. At least that is the attitude on whether the team can acquire a top-notch defensive lineman in the first round with the 24th pick. "Probably none of them will make it to us there," said Ravens senior vice president of football operations Ozzie Newsome, "because they go so fast." They did last year when six defensive tackles were taken in the first round, and a similar run - which should include North Carolina's Julius Peppers and Ryan Sims, Tennessee's John Henderson and Albert Haynesworth and Wisconsin's Wendell Bryant - is expected tomorrow, when the first three rounds will be conducted.
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By BRENT JONES AND PAUL MCMULLEN and BRENT JONES AND PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2005
Any thought by the Ravens of slowly working running back Jamal Lewis into the lineup went away shortly after kickoff. Lewis proved to be the workhorse back he has always been in the first half of last night's regular-season opener against the Indianapolis Colts, rushing 12 times for 35 yards. The yardage total was low for Lewis, but the Pro Bowl back showed little signs of a hurt ankle that had him on the injury report or being out of football shape. The Ravens had projected an equitable split between Lewis and backup Chester Taylor, who led the league in the preseason with 207 yards.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2006
Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Simeon Rice don't need to be introduced to each other. They graduated from college the same year and were on the same All-America teams. Rice was the No. 3 overall pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 1996, and Ogden went one slot later to the Ravens. They have kicked, scratched, fought and cursed each other during four matchups in their NFL careers. So when they meet Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in the opener for both teams, they won't have a lot to say to each other.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN REPORTER | January 15, 2007
When Jonathan Ogden hobbled out of the Ravens' locker room yesterday, it might have been for the last time. The 10-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle said there is a "possibility" he might retire and end his career after 11 seasons. "I'll take a week to try to let my toe get better and I'll see from there," Ogden said as players packed up their lockers yesterday. "I'll take some time away and re-evaluate some things. That's how it's going to be. I'll see what I want to do next year a little later on."
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By Edward Lee | December 8, 2011
Offensive tackles Bryant McKinnie and Michael Oher have faced their fair share of lethal pass rushers this season, shutting out the likes of the San Francisco 49ers outside linebacking duo of Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons. On Sunday, McKinnie and Oher get another test in defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis when the Indianapolis Colts visit M&T Bank Stadium. Freeney and Mathis lead Indianapolis in sacks this season with 5½ each.
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By Sam Farmer | July 4, 2010
Nine offensive tackles were taken in the first four rounds of this year's NFL draft. Dwight Freeney would like to extend a personal welcome to each of them. Of course with the Colts' whirling dervish of a defensive end, there's always a spin. "I'm licking my chops," Freeney said, likely envisioning an even better season than he had last year, when he had 131/2 sacks and helped lead his team to the Super Bowl. "When you have a rookie offensive tackle, I can't wait," he said.
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By Mike Berardino and Mike Berardino,Tribune Newspapers | February 3, 2010
MIAMI -- If Dwight Freeney's Media Day mood was any indication, the Indianapolis Colts will have their sack master in the lineup come Super Bowl Sunday. Freeney, the five-time Pro Bowl pick at defensive end, was smiling and joking with a media throng that crowded six deep around his table at Sun Life Stadium. He walked gingerly to his assigned post late Tuesday morning but no longer wore a walking boot on his injured right ankle. Instead, he wore a pair of flip-flops in hopes of increasing the range of motion.
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By Juan C. Rodriguez and Juan C. Rodriguez,Tribune Newspapers | February 3, 2010
MIAMI - -The weekly conversations were brief, but emboldening. Before every game, Jermon Bushrod and John Donatelli, his offensive line coach at Towson University, would discuss the pending matchup. They would review the opponent's strengths and tendencies and the best way for Bushrod to answer. This week is no different. New Orleans Saints left tackle Bushrod and Donatelli have spoken twice in advance of the Super Bowl and the duel with elite Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney.
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By Mike Berardino and Tribune Newspapers | February 3, 2010
- If Dwight Freeney's Media Day mood was any indication, the Indianapolis Colts will have their sack master in the lineup come Super Bowl Sunday. Freeney, the five-time Pro Bowl pick at defensive end, was smiling and joking with a media throng that crowded six deep around his table at Sun Life Stadium. He walked gingerly to his assigned post late Tuesday morning but no longer wore a walking boot on his injured right ankle. Instead, he wore a pair of flip-flops in hopes of increasing the range of motion.
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By Juan C. Rodriguez and Tribune Newspapers | February 3, 2010
The weekly conversations were brief, but emboldening. Before every game, Jermon Bushrod and John Donatelli, his offensive line coach at Towson University, would discuss the pending matchup. They would review the opponent's strengths and tendencies and the best way for Bushrod to answer. This week is no different. New Orleans Saints left tackle Bushrod and Donatelli have spoken twice in advance of the Super Bowl and the duel with elite Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney.
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September 26, 2005
Peyton Manning is still setting records, but the Indianapolis Colts' ground game and defense are producing the wins. Edgerrin James topped 100 yards and scored his first touchdown of the season yesterday, while the Colts used another strong defensive effort and two time-consuming drives in the second half to hold off the Cleveland Browns, 13-6. "There's been times where we've been 2-1 and scoring a lot of points and everybody says, `What's wrong with the defense?' " Colts coach Tony Dungy said.
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By Harvey Fialkov and Harvey Fialkov,Tribune Newspapers | February 2, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - -Although Indianapolis Colts five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney has been in South Florida receiving treatment since Friday for what coach Jim Caldwell described as a third-degree low ankle sprain, his teammates are optimistic that one of the NFL's premier pass rushers will be on the field for the Super Bowl. "Dwight's doing everything he can do to get back in this game," linebacker Gary Brackett said shortly after arriving at the Harbor Beach Marriott team hotel Monday evening.
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