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18 Things to Watch for During the Super Bowl

I’d think they’d be playing for something better, really.

Two weeks ago, the Colts punched their ticket for Miami.  Now it’s finally here, and the media attention is through the roof.  I considered not doing an Eyes in the Backfield for this game, because I figured that no more digital trees should be cut down to feed the hype machine.  Then I realized that digital trees actually hurt the environment, and that I’d be doing the world a favor by adding my long winded opinions to the mix.  So for the Colts, the city of Indianapolis, and yes, the Earth itself, I offer you this column.  Here’s what to watch for come Sunday…

1.  Watch for Wolverine.  Dwight Freeney is the big story, face it-the only story, this week.  I’m echoing the thoughts of others, but something is off.  My first clue was Jim Caldwell’s rather thorough description of the injury on Sunday night.  When have the Colts EVER given that much information that specifically about an injury.  All this started when an anonymous source tipped off Adam Schefter that Freeney popped a ligament in his ankle.  Then, all week we see him walking around in flip flops.  What?  Flip flops hurt my feet on a good day.  Now Raheem Brock announces he’ll play RDE if Freeney’s out.  Huh?  Just a hunch, friends, but I’m thinking 93 plays and plays a lot.  Otherwise, the Colts have just been extra nice to the media on Super Bowl week.  Oh, did I mention that no one has seen Polian in forever?  Hmmmm…

2.  Watch Greer.  FO’s numbers show that Saints corner Jabari Greer is significantly better than the other corners New Orleans has.  Granted, he’s no Revis, but it could lead to another quiet night out of Reggie Wayne.  I know Wayne wants to have a huge day playing his home town team in the city where he went to college, but with a bevy of deadly receivers to choose from, Peyton could be content to let Reggie Wayne occupy the Saints best corner (and maybe a safety too), and throw to Collie, Garcon, and Clark.

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