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Resilient Colts can overcome Freeney's absence

The season-ending injury to Dwight Freeney is a big blow to the Colts, but it doesn't make them incapable of winning another title, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Originally Published: November 15, 2007
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

The injured left foot that ended Dwight Freeney's season might be enough to make some people write off the Indianapolis Colts. Please don't be foolish enough to make that mistake.

It's a devastating blow to lose a Pro Bowl defensive end, no question. But to believe Freeney's loss makes the Colts incapable of defending their Super Bowl championship is a silly notion at best.

If there is one thing we now know about the Colts, it's that they're a much tougher bunch than ...

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