Now in San Diego, Dwight Freeney motivated by skeptics

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From 2002-11, Dwight Freeney (top) totaled 102.5 sacks, second only to Jared Allen.

From 2002-11, Dwight Freeney (top) totaled 102.5 sacks, second only to Jared Allen.

"He's like don't spoon-feed me. Give me everything, the drops, the rushes, the base, the nickel," said Barry. "Sometimes when there's a great player and you don't know the guy -- you know of him but you don't know him -- you kind of have a preconceived notion of what the guy's going to be coming in. Dwight? You talk about passionate? He's passionate about pass rush, no doubt. But he's passionate about football. That's why every night I'm late for our staff meeting because he hangs back and wants to talk football. Finally I'm like, 'Dude, I've got to go. I'm going to get my [rear-end] ripped.' But it's cool because you can see how much he still loves playing the game."