Colts’ linebacker Hughes tutored by Freeney, Mathis


The biggest knock on Jerry Hughes coming out of Texas Christian had nothing to do with closing speed or work ethic.

It’s that he wasn’t Dwight Freeney.

For all the positives Hughes brings to a defensive unit, his career timing might best be described as less than stellar. The two-time All-American came to an Indianapolis franchise spoiled beyond belief when it came to defensive end play — Freeney on one end, Robert Mathis the other.

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