Freeney makes the whole defense work. I doubt the Colts ability to generate pressure without him. That means more blitzes, and blitzes are death.
Colts Pro-Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney has a torn ligament in his right ankle that will make it difficult for him to play against the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV, a source familiar with the injury told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Despite the fact that Colts president Bill Polian has predicted that Freeney will play, there are serious questions about whether he will. Even if Freeney can, the question then becomes how effective he can be.