‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’ is sort of what Atlanta Falcons running back is saying about his plans for 2017 – hard, brutal running with a chip on his shoulder.
“Little things like breaking arm tackles,” Freeman told reporters Tuesday, per NFL.com’s Conor Orr. “Running through — I feel like I could get better helping our offensive linemen out. They bust their butts. They don’t get to rotate. The only time they get a break is if we score a touchdown and the defense goes on the field. But if we have an 18-play drive, they’re on the field the whole game. Helping those guys out by giving them a blow by breaking a big tackle – last year I left some runs out there. Open field, continue to make guys miss. Punishing guys.
“I just want to be real disrespectful this year when it comes to football.”